Coronavirus rules updated 29th November


THE DELPH IS NOW OPEN FOR DIVING AND SWIMMERS. THE CAFE IS NOW FULLY OPEN, ALTHOUGH RESTRICTIONS IN ENGLAND ARE BEING RELAXED WE NEED TO KEEP THE SITE SAFE. WE WILL REVIEW THESE RULES FORTNIGHTLY.

You are asked to read the following carefully before attending and adhere to all site rules (these and our normal rules) and instructions given by staff whilst here. You are also asked to ensure that you adhere strictly to government and training agency guidelines. 

Please review this document again immediately before any visit as due to the ever-changing nature of the government guidelines we may have to change our procedures at short notice.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE DELPH IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM ANY SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19, FLU, COLDS, IF YOU FEEL UNWELL OR IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE WITH SYMPTOMS OR WHO HAS BEEN TESTED POSITIVE IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.

General site information 

PER NEW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES AS OF 30TH NOVEMBER -

PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR A MASK IN RECEPTION AND THE SHOP

Numbers of people on site are going to be restricted to enable social distancing to occur. As a result only divers/swimmers are allowed on site alongside appropriate surface cover.

Please do not arrive early, the gates will be opened at 9.00am on weekends and 10.00am weekdays. Please do not queue/block the Lane outside The Delph.

Please park adhering to social distancing. 

Until further notice, the site will be open to divers/swimmers and cafe customers, sorry we are not allowing fish feeding at this time.

There will be hand santiser around the site. Please feel free to use.

Only one buddy pair to use the water entry/exit points at any one time. Please be patient with each other.

No equipment to be left at the water entry/exit points or on kitting up benches.

Unfortunatly the volume of divers, swimmers and cafe customers currelnty means we are unable to allow walking around the quarry or fish feeding, this will be reviewed when the summer season ends but we would ask you to respect our decision and that the quarry is a private property.

Booking your dive or swim


Booking is no longer necessary but we are keeping the booking system in place as it helps swimmers find dates and times when other people are swimming. Divers and swimmers need to be registered with us, if you are not you need to complete the registration form on the front page and £15 registration fee applies



Cafe

The cafe is currently under renovations but we have our own catering trailer serving the same cafe menu as always. The requirement to scan your NHS QR code or leave their details is no longer necessary but is still at the cafe door should you wish to scan or leave your details. We welcome children to the cafe but please be aware ALL children under 14 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult at ALL TIMES.

Changing rooms

VERY IMPORTANT – The changing rooms are now open and hot showers are available, for the time being we would like to keep the three people limit in place. Note while renovations are underway the changing rooms are in the same place but behind wooden wall/door. 


Air fills

Air fills are available.


Main reception/Shop

Our main reception is open for signing in and payment we ask you to please continue with social distancing procedures and wear a mask if you can.


Diver Training

Please note that diver training should only be taking place if it complies with government rules and if your training agency and insurance company allow it. It is imperative you read your agency’s guidelines.

All persons within a group must be getting in the water at the same time to avoid persons waiting around unnecessarily on site.

Training must follow social distancing rules at all times.

All schools and clubs are responsible for their own first aid provisions including oxygen and also kit cleaning provision.

No cleaning fluids to be disposed of on-site as it can be harmful to the environment.

These rules have been put in place for the safety of everyone, both customers and staff. They may be subject to change as government and scientific advice changes. Please stick to the rules to avoid staff being put in the uncomfortable and unfair situation of having to ask persons to leave.We ask all instructors bringing students new to The Delph to download registration forms from our website and complete them prior to arriving. 

Swimming

Please remember the water is now slowly cooling off - PLEASE ensure you are equipped for the water temperatures

There is no reason for you to pass another swimmer closely. We should reiterate that many swimmers will be anxious, DO NOT pass them closely just because you are confident. Look where you are going and respect other swimmers/divers using the water.
Please take your time exiting safely and give people space. Equally, please keep the entry and exit points clear by moving away as soon as possible to avoid congestion. We ask all swimmers during the cooler months to swim with a tow-float, it's advisable to also wear boots, gloves and hat. 

Remember all swimmers MUST wear a full length wetsuit, be in a group of two or more and all swimmers must have prior experience in cold water swimming or being under training with a swim coach.

 

Enjoy your dive or swim.