Medical Declaration - Professional Courses Only

This medical declaration must be completed by you, to the best of your ability. It will then be reviewed by an Outward Bound Medical Screener/Nurse for final acceptance and confirmation of enrolment.

Full disclosure of medical history is necessary to ensure the participant’s and others’ safety.

Medical conditions may not necessarily exclude a participant, unless indicated, as long as the condition can be appropriately managed.

Medical declaration validity
This declaration is valid for 90 days from the date it is completed and must be valid until the course start date.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

In line with the government's COVID-19 traffic light system, from Wednesday 01 December 2021 we will require all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present us with your 'Vaccine Pass' in order to take part in an Outward Bound course.

Please read the following instructions about our vaccination policy:

  • To attend your Outward Bound course, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 by sharing your 'Vaccine Pass' with us alongside your completed Outward Bound Medical Form at least 8 weeks before your course start date.
  • To access your Vaccine Pass, please follow the instructions on the COVID-19 website.
  • Please contact our enrolments team at or 0800 688 927 if you are not able to provide us with proof of vaccination prior to your course start.
  • We may need to check your vaccination status on your course start day, so please ensure you have proof on hand.

Please note: you may be required to have a medical assessment completed by your doctor if the Outward Bound Medical Screener/Nurse requires further information.

For further information please contact Outward Bound on 0800 688 927.

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Personal Details

Medical details

Please note: from 1 December 2021, participants must be fully vaccinated to attend any Outward Bound course

(e.g. neurodiverse, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, eating disorder, alcohol/drug treatment or counselling, suicidal thoughts/attempts, self-harming behaviours etc.)

Must be seizure free for past 5 years (12 months for some adapted courses)

Control of HbA1c (53-64 mmol is required)

If yes, participant cannot attend

Vaccination is recommended by public health service due to the 2019 Measles outbreak and the risks associated with bringing people from all over NZ to Outward Bound.

If you answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, please provide details in the space below - including medication and dates commenced. Please also upload any specialist letters.

Upload any specialist letters here.


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I declare that the information given in this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that I will not be entitled to a refund if:

a) I have not disclosed all previous medical conditions or injuries, or

b) My medical condition changes or I receive an injury after signing this form and do not disclose this to Outward Bound before the course, and these conditions or injuries limit or exclude me from the course.

The safety and wellbeing of participants on an Outward Bound course is the first concern of Outward Bound. However, I understand that all participants take part at their own risk and must accept personal liability for any injury.

I authorise Outward Bound to contact me to obtain further information that may be required.

I acknowledge that, in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 2020, the following information has been brought to my attention:

a) This form collects personal information about me.

b) The information is collected to evaluate my suitability to attend an Outward Bound course.

c) The intended recipients of this information are those staff directly involved with my attendance. Outward Bound staff may share relevant information with other health professionals who may be required to be involved in my health care.

d) The Health Information Privacy Code 2020 and the Privacy Act 2020 entitles me to have access to, and request a correction of, the information. Where correction is not made, a statement of request for correction will be attached to my records.

e) The information is being collected and held by Outward Bound.