Covid – 19 update CLICK HERE – Open for all activities from 1st June

Covid - 19 Updates

Stay Alert

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

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

Things to consider when you book with Quiksilver Surf School Newquay

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 remains closed until 15th June and we are reviewing our position daily. Accommodation packages are unavailable until 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 1:5 instructor/surfer ratio.
  • All equipment will be rigorously cleaned, wetsuits will be disinfected using Milton sterilizing agent and boards wiped 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.
  • 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.
  • Only toilet and hand washing facilities are available, this area must not be used for changing.
  • 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 2m 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.
  • Our surf school office and shop will remain closed to customers until 15th June.
  • All surfaces that the customer may come into contact with will be regularly disinfected.
  • We continue to monitor and follow government advice relevant to our sector

After announcements made on 10/05/20 we look to re-open our premises and more facilities 15th June. In the mean time if you choose to day trip to Newquay, please bear in mind some public facilities are still currently closed, along with accommodation, restaurants and bars until July 4th 2020.

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 2 meters (6 ft) away from others in and out of the water.
  • SURF WITHIN YOUR LIMITS – If in doubt, don’t paddle out. There are currently no RNLI Lifeguards in Operation on Beaches in England. If you do see someone in trouble in the water, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
  • 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 crowding 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 1:5 coaching.  The Department for Media, Culture and Sport has now confirmed that 1:5 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 2 meters (6 ft) 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.

www.surfingengland.org/surfing-guidance-12-05-2020/