Coronavirus rules update.
It will come as no surprise that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we are having to put in place extra measures for our site re-opening. You are asked to read the following carefully before attending and adhere to all site rules (these and our normal rules) and instructions given by staff whilst here. You are also asked to ensure that you adhere strictly to government and training agency guidelines. If we all work together I am sure we can have a happy time getting back in the water.
Please review this document again immediately before any visit as due to the ever-changing nature of the government guidelines we may have to change our procedures at short notice.
PLEASE DO NOT come to The Delph if you are suffering with any symptoms associated with Covid-19, flu, colds, if you feel unwell or if you have been in contact with anyone with symptoms or who has tested positive in the last 14 days.
General site information
Numbers of people on site are going to be restricted to enable social distancing to occur. As a result only divers/swimmers are allowed on site (no spectators, with the exception of essential surface support).
Please do not arrive early, the gates will be opened at 9.00am Please do not queue/block the Lane outside The Delph.
Please park adhering to social distancing.
We ask you to ‘arrive, dive/swim, drive’ Unfortunately we cannot allow people to hang around chatting after dives or swims.
Until further notice, the site will be open to divers/swimmers and surface support ONLY No dog walking etc.
In line with government guidelines no groups of more than 6 persons are allowed. If persons within the group are not from the same household, 2m social distancing must apply at all times.
All litter is to be removed from site.
There will be hand santiser around the site. Please feel free to use.
Only one group/buddy pair to use the water entry/exit points at any one time. Please be patient with each other.
No equipment to be left at the water entry/exit points or on kitting up benches.
Booking your dive or swim
We have introduced a simple booking system on our website to enable you to pick your sport, date and time for your dive or swim. We have also increased our opening times Monday to Thursday 9.00am till 9.00pm to help with social distancing. ALL swimmers and divers need to be registered with us, if you are not you need to complete the registration form on the front page and £15 registration fee applies
Food and drink will be available from the café for take away purposes only.
Again please bring cash for payment or contactless card.
Please queue using the markers outside the café and one person allowed at inside at the counter at all times.
VERY IMPORTANT – The changing rooms will not be in use.
Until further notice air fills will only be supplied to those diving on site.
Please leave your cylinders in the marked area. Please try to have correct change for payment of fills.
Please follow all instructions given to you by staff as to when and where to move forward and leave/pick up your cylinder.
Our main reception is open for signing in, payment and the shop. Only 2 people allowed in the building at one time, please observe the 2m social distancing rules and use the two doors marked for entrance and exit. Please do not congregate at around reception. No registration forms will be available at reception. Please download from the front page of website if required, and fill these in prior to arriving on site.
Please note that diver training should only be taking place if it complies with government rules and if your training agency and insurance company allow it. It is imperative you read your agency’s guidelines.
No groups of more than 6 allowed including instructor, in-water rescuer and surface support. This is as designated by government guidelines.
No more than one group per dive school or dive club at this point in time. Hopefully we will be able to change this as we assess our site demand over the next few weeks.
All persons within a group must be getting in the water at the same time to avoid persons waiting around unnecessarily on site.
Training must follow social distancing rules at all times.
All schools and clubs are responsible for their own first aid provisions including oxygen and also kit cleaning provision.
No cleaning fluids to be disposed of on-site as it can be harmful to the environment.
These rules have been put in place for the safety of everyone, both customers and staff. They may be subject to change as government and scientific advice changes. Please stick to the rules to avoid staff being put in the uncomfortable and unfair situation of having to ask persons to leave.We ask all instructors bringing students new to The Delph to download registration forms from our website and complete them prior to arriving.
There is no reason for you to pass another swimmer closely. We should reiterate that many swimmers will be anxious, DO NOT pass them closely just because you are confident. Look where you are going and respect other swimmers/divers using the water.
Please take your time exiting safely and give people space. Equally, please keep the entry and exit points clear by moving away as soon as possible to avoid congestion.
Remember all swimmers MUST wear a full length wetsuit.
Enjoy your dive or swim.