COVID-19

COVID-19
It doesn’t have to be this way anymore!

To be “COVID-19 Secure” we have made some minor changes to how we operate from Wednesday 13th May 2020 until further notice. The changes are in accordance with the current guidance issued by the UK Government, Sport England, the RNLI and British Canoeing.

Coaching

We can now resume coaching. At this time we are restricted to one client at a time. This is a great opportunity for you to improve your performance with a personal coach.

We have always focused on high-quality, low ratio (max 1:4) coaching and this philosophy will continue when restrictions have been eased further.

During sessions we will maintain social distancing and still provide very effective coaching for you. We recognise that some old habits may risk breaching the safe distance guidance. So before going on the water we will identify these areas together and form a plan that deals with them, keeping us both protected. Coaching sessions will be a fully outdoor experience so there is no need for any special protective measures. If you want to use wipes, sanitiser, gloves or face coverings before, during or after the sessions you’ll need to bring these along with you.

Our optional waterproof intercom headsets will be washed and disinfected after every use. This valuable tool aids our high-quality coaching and the headset allows us to talk calmly at normal conversational volume, regardless of the environment. You can always hear us, and we can hear you too! Our students love this system, especially in more advanced conditions.

As always, we will be mindful of the environmental conditions and will stay safe on the water. We never want to be a burden on the emergency services, but this is especially true during this sensitive period. This is not the time to be pushing limits – it’s the time for improving skills!

Sales and Demos

Our shop is the great outdoors. This makes it safe for us and for you too. Simple hand-washing facilities and hand sanitiser are available at our site but we do not have toilet facilities, so plan ahead!

Every demo kayak is cleaned with soap and water after it’s been sat in by anyone. So it may still be wet when you sit in it. We suggest you wear your usual paddling kit – it will keep you dry and ensure the “dry fit” test is realistic.

We will obviously respect social distancing at all times.

If you wish to use a face covering or any item of PPE you will need to bring this along with you, as we do not supply these items.

Expeditions and trips

Government restrictions mean we can’t paddle in groups of more than two at the moment. When they are relaxed, our sea kayaking trips and expeditions will resume. In the meantime, we’re working on some new UK adventures. If you have something specific in mind, please get in touch.

All our Brittany expeditions are on hold until further notice. Clients who have bookings are aware of the current situation and will be kept up to date with relevant information.

Stay safe everyone, and see you on the water soon!

This page was last updated on 12 May 2020