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
  • Fresh Air - open windows and improve ventilation wherever possible


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. Face coverings are mandatory in our public indoor spaces and when communicating with our staff.  WPNSA recommends that a face covering is worn outside when interacting with others in groups of six, two households or any group up to 30 people.
  3. Please observe all COVID-19 guidance and restrictions, any National Lockdown directives, restrictions and guidelines of the home country you reside in, and the COVID-19 response - Spring 2021 (Roadmap).
  4. Please show consideration for others by respecting the social distancing rules.  From the 17th May 2021 it is permitted to meet outside in a group of up to 30 people or indoors in a group of up to 6 people or a group of any size from 2 households.
  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 are 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 866000).
  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. 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 (9:00am – 5:00pm), please call in advance.
  8. Members may be required to relocate their boats or other equipment, to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
  9. From the 17th May there is access to Reception through the front door.  Please follow the displayed access guidelines.  It is preferable to minimise contact by using phone or email wherever possible (01305 866000/
  10. Changing rooms will be open to members and event participants from the 24th May 2021.  The capacity is limited to meet air flow guidance, so please come ready for your activity wherever possible to alleviate changing room pressures.  Use of these facilities is limited to 12 persons at any one time.  The showers will not be in operation.
  11. Please consider prevailing weather and the condition of your equipment, when taking the decision to go afloat.  Please follow the RYA Advice and information for recreational boaters.
  12. The café is open from the 17th May for both eat-in and takeaway service.
  13. Persons not respecting social distancing, government restrictions, guidelines, or reasonable requests from members of staff will be asked to leave the WPNSA site.


Last review date - 20May21