COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
Discover Paddling has put in place rigorous COVID-19 procedures to ensure everyone stays safe when Discover Paddling.
Kayaking and Paddleboarding are the perfect socially distanced activity! However we have put in a number of extra measures to ensure we keep safe. We will demonstrate all aspects of paddling with plenty of handy tips to ensure you are confident with your equipment.
Discover Paddling is COVID secure in line with the law.
Following the guidance from British Canoeing, Discover Paddling will be allowed to take groups greater than 6 onto the water from 29th March 2021.
'Covid secure outdoor activity can be delivered by Coaches, Leaders, Clubs and Delivery Partners - this can include an unlimited number of participants, provided that appropriate steps are taken to make it COVID-Secure in line with the law.'
Before your session
Customers must be in good health before considering booking a Discover Paddling session.
During our online booking we specifically ask if you have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive or been told to quarantine within the last 14 days. Anyone who confirms the above will be unable to book with us until they have passed the 14 day time scale.
Customers must inform Discover Paddling if they have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive or been told to quarantine within the last 14 days since booking online.
The day of you session
Arriving prepared -
We ask all customers to arrive ready to go! Wearing sportswear is great if the weather is fine. If not, we strongly recommend bringing a jacket and/or wetsuit if you have one.
We provide hand sanitiser at the start and end of the session, but do encourage you to bring your own too.
All of the equipment will be disinfected before your session, our staff will use sanitiser on their hands before moving equipment. We will ensure plenty of aeration after each time we disinfect the equipment. We will pay particular attention to the main touch points on boards, boats and paddles.
COVID-19 Symptoms -
We will check your temperature as soon as you arrive. Temperatures over 37.8 C are deemed a symptom of COVID-19. If your temperature is over 37.8C we would ask you to isolate and get a COVID-19 test.
Customers must inform Discover Paddling if they have show any symptoms, contracted COVID-19 or been told to isolate, since booking their Discover Padding Session
Social Distancing -
Groups will be separated to ensure social distancing.
If you need support when on the water, we have a number of techniques and safety equipment to ensure we give you help you need.
Water safety is are greatest priority and we will make sure you are always paddling in safe conditions.
Through demonstration and clear explanation we will ensure social distancing is maintained.
After your session
We will send you an email following your session to remind you to let us know if you have developed any COVID-19 symptoms following your session.
We will contact all individuals from your session and inform them to isolate and get a COVID-19 test and follow the government rules.