We ask all of our students who are being invited back into training, to read and be fully aware of the following procedures and processes that have been put into place in line with all of our relevant agencies and government advise and with the primary objective to keep us all safe and well.
This blog post supersedes all previously published policies and procedures and moving forward will be updated to stay in line with any changes that occur. Can we kindly ask everyone to keep checking back in and ensuring they are up to speed with them, prior to attending for training.
Before attending for Training
If you are displaying any symptoms as defined by the NHS for Coronavirus (COVID) then we kindly ask you to be responsible and follow the latest government guidelines for isolation and testing.
Not sure what the symptoms and guidelines are then please refer to the NHS webpage at Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
At the Dive Centre
All arrivals for training are to sanitise their hands on entry to the dive centre and PRIOR to moving around the dive centre and classroom areas.
Stock is not to be touched unless you are considering purchasing an item - due to the ongoing isolation requirements.
Face Masks are as per government guidelines no longer mandatory to be worn, however we ask everyone to be respectful of each other and if you want to wear a mask then please do.
You will be met by your instructor or support team member who will then guide you to your setup / training area.
During the briefing at the shop all students will be taken through the in water procedures required to meet the latest COVID diving guidelines but as a minimum everyone who is in the water on diving equipment will have a snorkel in their mouths at all times - which is good in water practise. If you need to talk to your instructor, please make it known and they will place their snorkel or regulator in their mouth and position themselves accordingly - please give them time to do this.
Parents, can we please ask you to drop your children at the Dive Centre for their pre-pool session activity and then wait outside or come back and pick them up to transport to the pool? This is to ensure that we keep safe operating limits in the dive centre and classroom.
Oakham School Swimming Pool
EVERYONE is to be swim ready (swimming costumes underneath clothing) as changing rooms are NOT available on the way in
Entry to Oakham School Sports Centre pool for your diving session is via the Main Sports Centre Reception entrance - The door code will be provided to you by a member of the Dive Rutland professional team
The address for the Swimming pool is Oakham School Sports Centre, Kilburn Road, Oakham, LE145 6QN
Everyone is to sanitise their hands on entry and exit from the Oakham School Sports centre.
Face masks/coverings are actively encouraged to be worn upon entry and exit unless exempt under the government guidance.
Members are encouraged to arrive bather ready (swimming costumes underneath clothing) to reduce time in changing rooms or use the changing rooms to change on arrival
When arriving “bather ready” please enter the swimming pool using the main entrance to the swimming pool, change and leave belongings on top bench. Changing rooms can then be used on exit.
If using changing rooms prior to pool use, please use allocations provided in changing rooms and then enter swimming pool using main door.
No hairdryers or showers are to be used at the Sports Centre.
Please adhere to all directional signage around the Sports Centre.
Please only arrive 5 minutes before the start time of your session. If you arrive early, please wait outside the Sports Centre main doors.
The Dive equipment will be taken to the pool side by the Dive Rutland Staff members, whilst this is happening, please prepare for the pool session and put wetsuits on
Parents / Guardian
Parents are welcome to stay and watch
At the end of the pool session can we please ask you to leave the pool area and wait outside
Dive Centre diving masks and snorkels are only available for use by Bubblemakers / Discover Scuba Sessions / Seals and Master Seals, this is due to the isolation and cleaning process that has to occur, also all divers should invest in this basic equipment to ensure proper fit for the best diving experience
We have a large selection in stock, which we are happy to fit you for.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
v3.00 July 2021
Dive Rutland is the trading name for Dive Rutland Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 9433835.
Registered address: 8 Horn Close, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6FE