Covid 19 | How Rockley is keeping you safe during the coronavirus pandemic


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Updated 9th July 2020

As Rockley prepares to open in July, we have set out an action plan to ensure the safety of both our customers and our staff. We will be operating at limited capacity on a selection of courses and will be taking the following steps:

Our Action Plan

       1. Guidance and good practice

We’re following all Government guidelines and have been actively involved in scoping out industry best practice in partnership with the RYA, British Marine and other Industry specialists. 

       2. Communication

We'll share as much information as possible to provide assurance and transparency:-

  • Our health and safety measures will be published on our website before we open.
  • We'll update all our pre-arrival email communications to provide additional information relating to health and hygiene.
  • New signage and focus points will be added across the centres to ensure all visitors are aware of processes, and to promote hygiene and social distancing.

       3. Our teams and partners

We’ll ensure that everyone involved in our business is fully aware of and committed to our ethos. This includes:

  • Every team member will be trained in new health and hygiene related procedures and their responsibility to guests and colleagues.
  • New HR policies and processes will be implemented, so we're prepared for our teams to return to work.
  • We’ll take all reasonable steps to follow the government’s Covid-19 Secure Workplace Guidelines.

       4. Cleaning

A new risk-based approach to cleaning will be implemented and all team members will be trained accordingly. Hand sanitiser will be available and visible at several points across the centre.

      5. Social distancing

We will ensure that social distancing can be maintained, with teaching taking place outside where possible, changing rooms only used when absolutely necessary. We will encourage students to arrive changed.

      6. Capacity

We’ll follow the RYA guidelines and recommendations and only use craft where we can ensure social distancing guidance can be followed.

      7. Catering

We will not be providing packed lunches; students will need to bring their own food and drinks as well as any required drinking bottles, cups and cutlery.

      8. Our facilities

We have conducted detailed reviews across every area of our business:

  • All rooms will have strict cleaning and hygiene measures in place.
  • We will have systems to manage the flow of people through the building when required to remove any pinch points from 2-way traffic.
  • Our equipment will be allocated to a student for the duration of their visit and we will follow Governing Body recommended cleaning and period between uses.

    Covid-19 Risk Assessment    Covid-19 Health & Safety


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