NEWS & EVENTS
Oakley Summer 2021
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation we are unable to hold the summer holiday in 2021.
See below a letter from the Oakley Trustees:
I am writing to let you know that the Oakley Trustees have decided that we cannot safely and responsibly go ahead with an Oakley Holiday this summer, as the pandemic situation has worsened considerably in the past week, particularly amongst the age groups who make up an Oakley Holiday.
The current rapid spread of the Covid 19 virus amongst younger people means that we feel that, even with regular testing before and at Oakley in place, it is likely that a positive test would occur which would result in the Holiday being abandoned and everyone having to go home immediately.
The Trustees are mindful too of our social responsibility to the wider community : we feel that it inappropriate and risky to bring 100 people from families in all parts of the country together for a residential week at a time when infections are increasing sharply.
Everyone connected with Oakley will be exceptionally disappointed, but we think an early decision is now best, so that each family has more flexibility to make make other plans.
Despite this cancellation we are heartened by so many messages from our members looking forward to Oakley in 2022 when we will be welcoming a large number of newcomers to the Oakley Parties. We will publish the dates for the 2022 Holidays shortly.
We plan to return all the deposits and payments which have been made in 2020 and 2021 in order to avoid future confusion. I will write to you about this separately in a few days time.
After so much time and effort since Christmas has been spent trying to go ahead and keep everyone in touch, this is will be frustrating and unwelcome news for the whole Oakley community, but the Trustees, sadly, feel that to cancel the Holiday now is a correct and timely decision.
Sat 9th April to
Sat 16th April
Sat 23rd July to
Sat 30th July