An update on Coasteering
The Govt Guidelines are clear…ish and we know that you are all trying to find ways to make them work for you. We appreciate that Members are finding it frustrating only being able to take out small groups. At present, albeit subject to change, in England, providers can only meet with up to 30 people for non-commercial reasons (funerals etc). Otherwise, you have to stick to the Government Guidelines so a maximum of 6 people (including the guide/instructor). This leaves a group of 5 clients which can consist of a maximum of 2 lockdown groups.
The exception to this is that if there is a lockdown group that has self-isolated for more than 2 weeks previously, you can go to normal ratios.
In their guidance, the Government also says that if the NGB/Equivalent applies for an increase of group numbers, then they will consider it. Surfing England have been successful in this, and last Thursday have increased their ratios to 1:8. The NCC is also considering this and meeting to discuss so please keep an eye on their website for further information.
If you are in Wales, the position is slightly different and you can take up to 30 people out from different households! Lucky Wales.
We hope this update assists. As the situation develops we hope to provide you with more information.