Our current COVID-19 Policy:

 

**Covid update – 26/08/2021**

  • Recommendation of 1m+ distance
  • Staff must take a lateral flow COVID test twice weekly
  • Staff must use sanitizer on arrival to work (and every time on entering office if possible)
  • Staff to be temperature tested on arrival to work
    • Customers have the right to ask what temperature their instructor recorded for that day or order a retest if they suspect their instructor might be unwell
    • Staff have the right to temperature test those customers who they suspect may be unwell
  • Hand sanitizer to be used by clients before a session starts
  • Paddles to be sterilized after each use (use paddle bin – Milton Cleaning fluid)
  • Buoyancy Aids (Wetsuits and Boots – When suitable –) to be Cleaned as normal (Use BA Bin – Milton Cleaning fluid)
  • Boards to be cleaned at the end of the day (use board spray bottles or pontoon sprayer – Bio D)
  • Staff to use their own paddles and not share between staff members
  • Groups generally limited to 10
  • Sessions to be paid in full at time of booking
  • Must have swim confidence (25m unassisted)
  • Must have level of fitness to be able to get back onto the board unassisted
    • Instructors will not assist in getting back onto the board unless necessary
  • Clients permitted into the office and asked to use handsfree sanitizer by door and masks
  • Changing rooms wiped down at beginning and end of day, spare wipes for use by clients in changing rooms
  • If forms are to be filled in with paper and pen (fill in online no later than 24 hours prior to session wherever possible)
    • Table to be wiped down before use – Wipes available
    • Sanitizer to be used prior to filling in the form
    • Pens placed in quarantine bin for a minimum of 3 days (72 hours, government advice on virus lasting on plastic surfaces)
  • In the event of an emergency, staff will need to break the distancing rules to assist. If first aid is required, gloves and facemask will be worn to help limit any potential unknown spread of Covid

      https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary

     

    Changes on 29 March

    Social contact

    The evidence shows that it is safer for people to meet outdoors rather than indoors. And this is why from 29 March, when most schools start to break up for the Easter holidays, outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will also be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.

    Business and activities

    Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.

     

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reopening-businesses-and-venues-in-england

    From 29 March

    At this stage, some further settings will be permitted to open.

    This will include outdoor sports facilities such as:

    • gyms
    • swimming pools
    • sports courts (such as tennis and basketball courts)
    • golf courses, including mini golf
    • water sports venues
    • climbing walls
    • driving and shooting ranges
    • riding arenas at riding centres
    • archery venues

    People can use these venues in a group of six people, or with members of up to two households.

    At this step, formally organised outdoor sport will also return – this can include a larger number of participants, provided that appropriate steps are taken to make it COVID-Secure in line with the law. Indoor facilities, such as changing rooms, should not be used at this time, although toilet facilities can be accessed. At this stage, these gatherings must only include participants – not spectators.

     

    COVID-19 Lifespan on different materials –