Diving open from Monday 29 March 2021

Government Restrictions Eased from Monday 29/03/2021

Our review of the Government’s new roadmap out of lockdown confirms that
GILDENBURGH WATER CAN RE-OPEN
(subject to any further Government updates)

We have analysed this in detail
and here is our summary for your information as our
Covid-Secure Safe Seven Steps

  1. The Government has allowed outdoor sports facilities to re-open as of 29 March 2021
  2. You can travel to Gildenburgh for diving, but you should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible. As a diver you are equipped with great PPE equipment, so maintain social distancing until you are fully kitted, wearing your mask with your reg in your mouth, before you zip up drysuits and do buddy checks. Viral transmission is still possible outdoors, but it is very unlikely when you & your buddy are protected by dive gear.
  3. People will be allowed to meet outside, either with one other household or within the “rule of six”
  4. Our cafeteria is permitted to continue takeaway sales, so you can get hot & cold drinks, chocbars, crisps & simple snacks like sausage sandwiches & hot soup to enjoy outdoors on site while maintaining social distancing, or in your car on the way home
  5. Ensure you stay 1 metre apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble, when you are outdoors with unlimited ventilation, although 2 metres is still preferable where possible.
  6. Non-essential retail will only re-open on 12 April at the latest, but if you need to purchase an item, it can be via “reserve and collect” at the reception point.
  7. You must not travel if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms, are sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Thank you for your support to date, we’re looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Safe Diving Always & look after yourselves.


Ian & Pauline


Ian & Pauline Forster

Gildenburgh Water