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Covid – 19 Policy for Seakayak Shetland

10 July 2020

We are now in phase 3 of the restrictions lifting and so can operate practically as normal  There are still a few things to note though;

Hand sanitiser will be available to be used by guides and participants prior to handling any equipment.

We usually ask for assistance when carrying kayaks to and from the water. We will advise the best practice for this based on the circumstances on the day.

While we will try to adhere to social distancing there may be occasions when this is not really practical; for example, when adjusting footrests for the comfort of paddlers.  

Social distancing will not be adhered to if there is a safety issue; for example, assisting a capsized kayaker back into their boat or administering First Aid. 

If you are not happy with either of these possibilities, please do not book a trip just now.

If any kayaking guides or members of their households display Covid-19 symptoms all trips will be cancelled for at least 14 days.   Anyone booked for a trip will be informed of this as soon as possible.

Participants will be asked to confirm that no members of their group or in their household have displayed symptoms at any time in the past 14 days.

Contact details of everyone on each trip will be kept for 21 days and if anyone in the group develops the illness, this information will be shared by email from the participants to Seakayak Shetland and vice versa.

The number of kayak trips undertaken in a week will be reduced in order for equipment to be cleaned.

We do not ask for payment until a trip is complete. We do not currently have card facilities, We can accept payment by cash, cheque payable to Angus Nicol or, if you prefer, we will supply our bank details for an online payment. Please let us know before the trip so we can be prepared.

If you would like further clarification on any of the above, please phone to discuss your concerns as this will be much easier than by email.