Covid - 19 Policy

Statement 2021

Covid 19 - Statement - Please read before booking. 

 

At this difficult time, we would like to thank you for your continued interest in Quaystage Training and both our Sail Camps and Dive Camps. Quaystage, owing to the uncertainty of the restrictions that may or may not be place, are looking to provide residential Duke of Edinburgh Expedition voyages and Sail Camps for teenagers, young adults and family groups for the summer 2021 season.

These are subject to mixed household groups being able to share accommodation or board vessels. Quaystage will make assessments on the execution of its programmes based on RYA and BMI guidelines and government advice. Quaystage Training reserves the right to cancel voyages at short notice, owing to its interpretation of these guidelines and ability to deliver a safe programme. In this event, full refund will be issued.

Our aim in 2021 is to provide Sail Camps which will enable young people to get outside and socialise with each other, as well as families to enjoy each others company in the outdoors on our Family Camps. We endeavour to provide the best experience possible to the young people and adults we take to sea with us, but owing to the current uncertainty of these times, may have to make changes from time to time to the advertised activities and programme itineraries. These decisions will be made on grounds of safety and economic grounds for both individuals and overall reputation of Quaystage Training Limited.

Safety of all those involved is paramount to our operation. Quaystage Training therefore reserves the right to make changes to the programme and advertised activities at short notice. In these unprecedented time we may have to limit the activities which we would like to provide as part of our programmes, owing to availability and economical costing. We will endeavour to keep unforeseen costs to minimum, but reserve the right to apply a surcharge for activities for which associated costs spiral.  

All our courses are suspended until July 2021, but we are looking to provide Sail Camps in the UK from 1st July, for which we are taking bookings and enquiries. 

Please contact us for further information and price information, which is difficult to publish due to changing prices from suppliers at this time. 

If you make a booking and the course does not go ahead, or you or the person you have made a booking for can not attend owing to Covid Symptoms*, we will provide a full no questions asked refund. 

Please feel free to contact us and find out how we are keeping courses and their participants safe. In the meantime, as valued customers and friends, please stay safe. 

* A doctors note is required for our insurance. 

 

Covid-19 Policy and other medical emergencies 

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to have a robust policy of medical response and prevention.  

  • Prevention
    • All our vessels are cleaned prior to charter to a high professional standard. 
    • All participants including young people and staff to be 14 days clear of symptoms.
    • All food preparation areas and equipment will be wiped down prior to being used.
    • All other service will be cleaned with sanitised wipes after any teaching and at least four times a day as part of a cleaning regime.  
    • All persons below deck will be required to wear a face mask.
    • All crew and staff will be issued with hand sanitiser to be carried on their persons.
       
  • Containment 
    • Should any person on board develop symptoms, we will seek immediate medical advice and return back to an agreed port. Arrangements will be made for all young people on board to be collected by parents and arrangements made to self isloate. This will include crew. 

Medical - First Aid 

  • All our professional staff are first aid trained. Our skippers are all MCA Person in Charge of Medical Care certified.