Coronavirus rules updated 4 January 2021


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 with 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 tested positive in the last 14 days.

General site information 

Please wear an appropirate face covering around the reception, shop, cafe & toilet areas

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 as per the new government guidelines.

Please do not arrive early, the gates will be opened at 9.00am.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 ONLY IN BUDDY PAIRS


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.

Booking your dive or swim
We have introduced a simple booking system on our website to enable you to pick your sport, date and time for your dive or swim. PLACES WILL BE LIMITED PER DAY AND YOU MUST BOOK IN BEFORE ARRIVING. swimmers and divers 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


The cafe will be open for strictly take away only. Again please bring cash for payment or contactless card. PLEASE DO NOT SIT AT THE TABLES.

Changing rooms

VERY IMPORTANT – The changing rooms will not be in use. PLEASE DO NOT USE the changing rooms other than for using the toilet. 

Air fills

Air fills are available to divers using the quarry only at this time. 

Main reception/Shop

Our main reception is open for signing in and payment Only 2 people allowed in the building at one time, please observe the 2m social distancing rules and. In Tier 4 the shop will NOT be open. 

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.

Buddy pairs only! This is as designated by government 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. 


THE WATER WILL BE MUCH COLDER! Please ensure you are equipped properly in the water and on exiting. Please remember the changing rooms are closed.

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.
Remember all swimmers MUST wear a full length wetsuit, all swimmers must have prior experience in cold water swimming.


Enjoy your dive or swim.