Covid - 19 Updates

Help control the virus

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


Things to consider when you book with Quiksilver Surf School Newquay

Changing facilities and showers are currently closed until further notice, we can not store or look after your personal items.

Quiksilver Surf School Newquay fully support the government guidelines on the current Covid-19 situation.  Following Government and NGB advice we are able to take bookings and run all activities from 1st June. Our surf shop and surf hire is open everyday. Accommodation packages are available after July 4th 2020. Our phone lines are open and we are available to answer any emails on a daily basis.

  • Until further advice from the Government and Sport England we are offering all activities at a maximum 1:8 instructor/surfer ratio.
  • All equipment will be rigorously cleaned, wetsuits will be disinfected using Milton sterilizing agent and boards sprayed down with disinfectant.
  • There will be no overlap between your booking and other bookings.
  • If you have your own board and wetsuit, we strongly advise you to use this for your lesson.
  • Bring your own towels and swimwear.
  • All payments are contactless or online.
  • All bookings must be made in advance by phone or online.
  • Waivers are online only, a link will be emailed to you to complete on your own computer or phone. If we do not receive a completed waiver from you, we can not take you surfing.
  • Public toilets on Esplanade Green are available to use.
  • Safety briefings, meet and greet, equipment issue and changing is done in open air.
  • We will maintain safe distance between your session and other beach users.
  • A minimum 1m distance will be kept at all times between the instructor and participant.
  • On top of our already existing high standard risk management, all of our staff are trained in new Covid-19 risk management and safe implementation of the most recent government guidelines.
  • All surfaces that the customer may come into contact with will be regularly disinfected.
  • Please respect other people and our staffs boundaries and do not come into close contact
  • If you are in a group for a lesson, only the lead name on the booking to enter the office
  • We continue to monitor and follow government advice relevant to our sector

After announcements made on 10/05/20 we re-opened our premises on the  15th June. If you choose to day trip to Newquay, please bear in mind some public facilities are still currently closed, including our showers and changing rooms. Face masks must be worn at all times in public indoor areas.

As of May 13 2020 Surfing England – the National Governing Body of Surfing, has issued these guidelines

Following new Government Guidelines issued on 11/05/20, if you decide to go Surfing in England from 13/05/20, Surfing England advice is as follows:

  • MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES – Stay 1 meter away from others in and out of the water.
  • SURF WITHIN YOUR LIMITS – If in doubt, don’t paddle out. Use a lifeguarded beach.
  • RESPECT LOCAL COMMUNITIES – Consider the distance you travel to surf & the emergency services/hospital resources in that area. Many local facilities are currently closed.
  • RESPECT OTHER SURFERS – Avoid crowded beaches and busy peaks.
  • PROMOTE GOOD SURF ETIQUETTE – Don’t snake or drop in, smile, be kind & surf safe.

Further Guidance is as follows:

Surf Lessons

The latest government position also allows for the return of 1:8 coaching.  The Department for Media, Culture and Sport has now confirmed that 1:8 coaching observing the social distancing rules and with additional hygiene measures is OK to re-commence.

General Advice

Follow the Government Guidance, maintain social distancing measures and keep 1 meter apart.
Self-isolate if you or anyone you are in contact with is showing symptoms.
If you or anyone in your household is in a high risk group the advice on shielding remains, the new activities allowed under lock down, even with precautionary measures, still carry a risk of transmission.
Maintain good hygiene, avoid touching your face, carry hand sanitiser and wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.

Surf Specific Hygiene

Get changed outside or at home.
Do not travel with others outside your household.
Avoid touching surfaces outside your home as much as possible & ensure when you do return home you wash thoroughly.