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. Please observe your local COVID alert level travel restrictions.

3. Please show consideration for others by respecting the social distancing rules.  You can meet in groups of up to six people who you do not live with or who are not in your support bubble, if you maintain social distance.  You are only allowed to meet in groups of more than six people if everyone is a member of the same household or support bubble.

4. 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 or phone reception to record your visit. (01305 866 000)

5. 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.

6. 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 (9am - 5pm), please call in advance.

7. Members may be required to relocate their boats or other equipment, to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

8. 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.

9. There is no access to Reception.  If you need to contact Reception, please call 01305 866000 or email

10. Please do not spend any longer on site than is necessary.

11. 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.

12. The Cafeteria is open weekdays for table service and takeaways.  Please follow the one-way route via the balcony and observe social distancing. During inclement weather and on weekends we may operate our café operation out of the Event Hall.  Follow the one-way system, observe social distancing, signage requests and if using the seating observe the “Rule of Six”

13. Persons not respecting social distancing, Rule of Six guidelines or reasonable requests from members of staff will be asked to leave the WPNSA site.

Last review date - 20/10/20