Rules 2022


THE DELPH IS NOW OPEN FOR DIVING AND SWIMMERS AND CAFE CUSTOMERS.

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. Although covid rules have now been relaxed by the government we still ask you to abide by our site rules and if you can please still wear a mask inside the shop/reception area. 

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 FROM 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 BEEN TESTED POSITIVE IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.

General site information 

Please do not arrive early, the gates will be opened at 9.00am on Saturday to Wednesday, 10.00am Thursday and Friday. Please do not queue/block the Lane outside The Delph.

As restrictions are now lifted we are now allowing fish feeding on site but it's important to remember the water is VERY deep. All children need to be accomapanied with and adult AT ALL TIMES, paddling and entry to the water is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (Apart from registered swimmers and divers) Please adhere to any instruction given by members of staff, if you fail to do so you will be told to leave the site immediately. 

Booking your dive or swim

Booking is no longer necessary but we are keeping the booking system in place as it helps swimmers find dates and times when other people are swimming. Divers and swimmers 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

Cafe

The cafe is now fully open. We welcome children to the cafe but please be aware ALL children under 14 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult at ALL TIMES.

Changing rooms

VERY IMPORTANT – The changing rooms are now open and hot showers are available, for the time being we would like to keep the three people limit in place. Note while renovations are underway the changing rooms are in the same place but behind wooden wall/door. 


Air fills

Air fills are available.


Main reception/Shop

Our main reception is open for signing in and payment we ask you to please continue with social distancing procedures and wear a mask if you can.


Diver Training

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.

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. 

Swimming

Please remember the water is now cold - PLEASE ensure you are equipped for the water temperatures

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. We ask all swimmers during the cooler months to swim with a tow-float, it's advisable to also wear boots, gloves and hat. 

Remember all swimmers MUST wear a full length wetsuit, and during the winter months wear a tow-float, be in a group of two or more and all swimmers must have prior experience in cold water swimming or being under training with a swim coach.

 

Enjoy your dive or swim.