COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 Updates

Due to COVID-19, we have made the tough decision to suspend all skydiving and close the dropzone until further notice. We will reopen when it is recommended and safe to do so.

All bookings prior to Monday 13 April have been contacted to re-schedule, and we have emailed the remainder of April’s booking to give them a heads up of the situation.

For bookings Monday 13 April onwards, we’ll be monitoring the situation week by week. If we believe your booking will be postponed then we would be in touch on the Tuesday or Wednesday of that week to let you know. You’ll then be simply asked to re-book.

Because this is a developing situation we will be taking new and re-scheduled bookings Monday 13 April onwards. However, participants are being reminded that this closure could continue further. Once we re-open we will be busy, and would recommend booking to hold your place even though there is risk of further postponements.

 

Gift vouchers…

We’re aware that some of you will be using gift vouchers and these may be due to expire. For however long we have to close, we’ll simply extend your voucher by that period of time. As we don’t know how long we’ll be shut down for, we’re not sure how long we’ll be extending them for at this time. We’ll keep you updated on this.

 

Do take a look at our updates below, and keep popping back to this page for further information as it develops.

Thank you for your patience, stay safe, and we hope to see you all in the near future.

 


Full updates we’ve provided…

Update 24 March 2020, 1PM

Following last night’s announcement from Boris Johnson, restricting movement for only essential reasons, it’s clear that we will be closed until at least 13 April. For that reason, we have postponed all bookings up to that date and will be notifying all affected participants later today to re-schedule.

If affected participants have a date they would like to re-schedule for, great – just let us know! If not, we’ll simply put your booking to one side for now and we will contact you once we re-open.

The sales office remains open Monday – Friday, 9-5. Email bookings@skydivegb.com or call 01262 228 033

Thank you for your patience during this uncertain time, but most of all thank you for supporting us. We look forward to seeing you when the time is right and look forward to sharing our incredible experience with you.

 


 

Update 17 March 2020, 7PM

This update has now been updated with the above.

Tough times bring even tougher decisions…

After the recent information provided by the government, and after carefully discussing our options, we have taken the decision to suspend all skydiving and close the dropzone until further notice. We will reopen when it is recommended and safe to do so.

Tomorrow morning, Wednesday 18 March, we will contact all tandem customers booked in over the next two weeks to re-schedule. Our sales office will remain open during office hours as normal. We’re still taking bookings for the remainder of the year.

Just like yourself, we’re shocked at the unprecedented impact this would have on not only the UK, but the world. There is great temptation to continue like nothing is happening, but we all must take the advice of experts seriously. Safety of our staff, participants and all visitors is of the utmost importance and we cannot encourage people to go against advice given.

We’re a small, tight-knit team here at Skydive GB and we absolutely love what we do. If you’ve visited us, you’ll know that.

A massive thank you for your patience during this uncertain time, but most of all thank you for supporting us. We look forward to seeing you when the time is right, and look forward to sharing our incredible experience with you.

Stay safe. Look after your neighbours, friends, family, and of course, yourself.

For any enquiries or concerns, email bookings@skydivegb.com or call 01262 228 033

 


 

Update 13 March 2020, 3PM

This update has now been updated with the above.

As you will be well aware, we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Skydive GB we believe, like other businesses, that we should be proactive in reducing the risk of it spreading.

Currently, we do not plan to close the centre unless we are told to do so. As a result, it is business as usual and we will be jumping weather permitting.

If you’re booked in for a skydive experience with us and are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms or have been instructed to self-isolate, then of course please do not attend the skydive centre. HOWEVER, please do make sure to let us know by email (bookings@skydivegb.com) or by phone (01262 228 033) is you will not be attending.

If the above affects you, then of course there will be no late-rescheduling fee on this occasion. You will be able to re-book for a date after the recommended isolation period. Failure to attend and not informing us may mean loss of deposit.

If you are attending the skydive centre, we simply ask for you to follow the NHS and Government guidelines…

✅ Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

✅ Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

✅ Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

✅ Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

If you see someone who is unwell, please inform a member of staff.

Thank you, and we hope to see you at Skydive GB soon! ✌️