WE ARE OPEN – to groups of between 2-5 persons. As from Monday 1st June 2020 Government guidance says you can meet up to 6 persons outside keeping 2 m distance. One person will be the instructor during the session hence the 5 persons maximum booking. Our minimum age limit is 10 years and this must be strictly complied with to ensure social distancing. In our experience younger children often need a helping hand over some of the terrain an older child/adult won’t.
Please be aware you can only take part in an activity if you can get here and back home the same day. Currently you are not able to stay overnight so hotels, campsites , cottages , wild camping is not permitted.
From 13th May we have legally been allowed to work doing 1:1s . We have used this time to write a Covid19 risk assessment , and explore how we can run our sessions keeping a 2m distance as much as possible safely .
We have enough wetsuits , helmets etc to safely quarantine them after use for 72 hours in line with current guidelines. In addition our wetsuits and jackets are sanitised. Any additional equipment will be cleaned according to the manufacturers guidelines after each use and/or quarantined for 72 hours. When we come to pack the kit the tubs we use will be cleaned thoroughly and our hands will be washed/sanitised. We have hand sanitiser in the van for when we arrive at the location and have to get your wetsuits out of the tubs to lay out ready. During the safety brief, walk in/out and most of the activity it is possible to keep 2 m apart. There may be moments during the activity when the instructor has to get closer for safety reasons, the following is from gov.uk website :
In an emergency, for example, an accident, fire, break-in or trespass, people do not have to stay 2m apart if it would be unsafe.
Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk.
The good news is the risk of transmission when you’re outside is very low . This has been documented in many studies recently :
Dr Chris Smith, clinical lecturer in virology at the University of Cambridge, told the BBC the chances of Covid-19 transmission outside were “vanishingly small” because “the amount of dilution from fresh air is so high”.
This does not eliminate the risk entirely. You may touch a surface outside during the activity someone else has recently has who has the virus and then touch your face etc. The same risk applies throughout daily life going shopping, getting a takeaway, walking outside and touching a gate etc. The use of face masks is only recommended by Public Health England if you are in an enclosed public space such as some shops and public transport .From our point of view instructions wouldn’t be clear and the mask would move during the activity so encourage face touching. You are welcome to bring your own gloves to wear although they may get ripped during the activity and they are pointless if you touch your face. Again they are not recommend by Public Health England whilst out and about . We just recommend refraining from touching your face during the activity and using hand sanitiser after.
We will be following any updates and update our page/risk assessment and guidance accordingly.
Clearly if someone has Coronavirus symptoms, is isolating or has been in close contact with someone with symptoms they should NOT be taking part in one of our activities . Please follow current Government guidance