General Guidelines for Observing COVID-19 Restrictions when visiting WPNSA


The COVID-19 preventative measures are vital to protecting health and wellbeing.  Current guidance requires that to protect yourself and others when you leave home you must:

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly  
  • Cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions


We all have a role to play in adhering to the Government Law and guidance and therefore we ask you to observe the following:


  1. Please do not attend WPNSA if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.  Should you start to experience symptoms please leave the site immediately, self-isolate, seek medical attention if necessary, and contact WPNSA alerting us to which parts of the site you have visited.
  2. We ask that all visitors wear a face mask whilst moving around the site, irrespective of whether you are inside or outside.
  3. Please observe your local COVID-19 Tier travel restrictions and any National Lockdown
  4. Please show consideration for others by respecting the social distancing rules.  It is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. You cannot leave home for recreational or leisure purposes during the current lockdown (Jan 2021).
  5. It is a legal requirement for all WPNSA users to be able to register their site visit.  Please “log in” with our secure QR code app, or if you have it, the NHS QR location code (both available at every entrance).  If you do not have a smart phone, report to the café (when open) or phone reception to record your visit (01305 866 000).
  6. Restrictions are in place around the site to ensure overcrowding does not take place.  Visitors can bring cars on to site for the purpose of unloading only.  All vehicles should then be parked in the main car park to provide plenty of space for maintaining social distancing.
  7. Vehicle entry to the site is by access card or key code.  If visiting during normal office hours and you do not have a card, please call 01305 866000 to confirm your identity and for the gate to be opened remotely.  If you do not have a card and intend to visit outside of normal office hours (9:30am – 4.30pm), please call in advance.
  8. Members may be required to relocate their boats or other equipment, to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
  9. Apart from the main toilets on the ground floor, there is no access to the rest of building and the changing rooms remain closed.  Please follow the one-way entrance and exit route through the lower corridor for the toilets.
  10. There is no access to Reception.  If you need to contact Reception, please call 01305 866000 or email
  11. Please do not spend any longer on site than is necessary.
  12. Please consider prevailing weather and condition of your equipment, when taking the decision to go afloat.  Please follow the RYA Guiding Principles of being Considerate and Conservative.
  13. The Cafeteria, including the takeaway option, is closed during the current lockdown. 
  14. Persons not respecting social distancing, Tier and Lockdown guidelines, or reasonable requests from members of staff will be asked to leave the WPNSA site.


Last review date - 13Jan21