COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 Updates

Introduction

Updated 24/02/2021

Following the announcement from the UK Government on 22 February, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll re-open for tandem skydiving on Friday 16 April. Please keep in mind that all dates are subject to the latest rules at the time.

The full re-opening programme is as follows…

Friday 9 April: Solo student full course refresh
Saturday 10 April: Solo student refresh
Saturday 10 April onwards: Recommence jumping for solo students and experienced skydivers
Friday 16 April onwards: Recommence tandem skydiving

If you’re booked in for a tandem skydive prior to 16 April then sadly it will be postponed. You will receive an email and text message giving you details on how to re-book.

Click below to find the information most relevant to you…

Tandem participants

As mentioned above, tandem skydiving will recommence on Friday 16 April. If you have a booking prior this, sadly it will have been postponed. Please check your emails as we have given details on how to re-book.

 


 

We ask all tandem participants to have a read through the below. These are in place to help keep us all safe, but if you are already booked in and find you cannot jump under these procedures/restrictions, please contact us ASAP so we can place your booking on hold until restrictions relax.

If your previous skydive was cancelled, then please get in touch. Please keep in mind that the phone lines are very busy at the moment, so we would suggest emailing bookings@skydivegb.com.

Do note that these restrictions may change depending on current rules / guidelines at the time.

 

Visitor restrictions

Those in the “government considered vulnerable groups” are asked not to attend, either as a participant or spectator.

Children under the age of 12 are now permitted to attend as spectators, but must be supervised by an appropriate adult at all times.

 

The club house and café facilities

There will be no access to the indoor club house, however the café will be offering a take out service of soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks from the reception desk. Toilets will be open for use.

 

Spectators

Strictly a maximum of four spectators per participant, which includes any supervised children. Whilst we understand some participants would like people to be with them, at present this is not negotiable. Group bookings we will contact you separately.

There are strictly no additional spectators on or around the entire site, this includes the top of the drive near the entrance, car park and all adjacent tracks, paths and farmland. These are rules set out by our landowner. If people break this rule, there is a risk of the airfield being closed immediately.

 

Online check-in

All participants must complete the new online check-in. This will open on the Monday or Tuesday before your booked date and will be emailed to you.

Participants must complete this themselves, so group booking contacts must forward to every participant intending to jump.

 

Arrival times

To reduce the number of people on-site at any one time, your arrival time may differ from the original arrival time you chose at booking. This new arrival time will be confirmed when online check-in is open the Monday/Tuesday before you visit.

 

Weather delays

If you have not boarded the aircraft within 75 minutes of your arrival time, for weather or any other reason beyond our control, you will be asked to reschedule for an alternative date.

Whilst this is just a temporary measure, it is in line with many other skydive clubs in the country and necessary to avoid participant and spectator numbers increasing.

 

Clothing and use of masks/face coverings

Jumpsuits for tandem participants will not be in use. Please wear suitable clothing that you do not mind getting potentially dirty/grass stained, as there is a risk of this on some landings. Further details will be provided on your check-in email.

Masks / face coverings must be worn during kitting up and throughout the flight, however they are not mandatory for freefall.

 

And finally…

If you are already booked in and find you cannot jump under these procedures/restrictions, please contact us ASAP so we can place your booking on hold until restrictions relax.

Gift voucher holders

We’re aware that some of you will be using gift vouchers and these may be due to expire.

All valid gift vouchers purchased directly from Skydive GB Parachute Club between 1 March 2019 and 18 July 2020 will be extended for 6 months in total.

All valid gift vouchers purchased directly from Skydive GB Parachute Club between 19 July 2020 and 31 October 2020 will be extended for 2 months in total.

All valid gift vouchers purchased directly from Skydive GB Parachute Club between 1 November 2020 and 31 December 2020 will be given 12 months from 1 January 2021.