As of January 1st 2012, a new insurance policy came into effect for all groups travelling abroad. There are three rates, depending on what activities are proposed for the trip:
Standard Trip €10 per person
Hazardous activities €11 per person
Extreme activities €12 per person
What do you need to do?
As Leader-in-Charge simply enclose a cheque with your C4 form for the appropriate rate as indicated above multiplied by the total number of people who are going on your trip. On page 2 of the C4 form you are asked to write in the amount of people attending the trip so the amount on your cheque should reflect this number. The cheque should be made payable to “Irish Girl Guides” and sent with the C4 form to the International Secretary c/o National Office.
Benefits to you:
Further details are also in the new Safety Guidelines booklet which you received with your September 2011 issue of Trefoil News or these are available free of charge from National Office.
It is advisable that you build the rate of €10, €11 or €12 into your trip costs from the start. This new policy will be compulsory and will be for all members of the group, regardless of whether or not the Leaders would be taking part in the activities.
For more details on the new Travel Insurance Policy and for full details of what activities are deemed hazardous or extreme, please see the International Handbook.