COVID-19 Protective Measures Statement

COVID-19 Protective Measures Statement

UKSA inspires and supports children and young people to broaden their horizons through our life enhancing water-based adventures, education and training for careers and sea. It is of vital importance for us to ensure that all procedures are in place to support the health and well-being of course delegates and our staff members during this Covid-19 pandemic. We will continue to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation carefully.

1. What we have in place to protect our people

  • Covid-19 Induction programme
  • Provide Covid lateral testing for staff and students
  • 2 metre social distancing rules and site plan traffic flow
  • Sanitising stations at all locations across UKSA site
  • Distance seating in classrooms and offices
  • Dedicated reception and dining room queuing area
  • Staggered lunch breaks
  • Electrostatic disinfection of public areas
  • Increased and monitored cleaning processes across UKSA site
  • All equipment disinfected prior to and after use.
  • Student and staff bubbles of no more than ten people
  • PPE such as face visors, face masks and gloves
  • Staff working from home wherever possible

2. What our students and staff will do to protect UKSA

  • Complete and return self-declaration before coming to site.
  • Acceptance of daily temperatures will be considered as norm
  • Complete regular Covid lateral tests as instructed by UKSA.
  • Frequent washing of hands or use of hand sanitiser provided.
  • Remain with-in dedicated bubble for the duration of stay.
  • Cross group meetings held via video conferencing.
  • Covid-19 symptoms reported to UKSA manager, leaving site immediately, and reporting to 111 for NHS track and trace.
  • Stay in accommodation or off site unless essential to do so.

UKSA will not tolerate students or staff who fail to adhere to the Academy’s Social Distancing rules and do not keep within their assigned Bubble. It is everyone’s responsibility to stay alert to this life-threatening infection. Everyone is responsible for taking safety measures, following government isolation guidelines immediately if you develop COVID-19 symptoms, or are notified by NHS that you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Failure to behave appropriately or to not report the need for COVID-19 isolation to your duty manager may result in being expelled from the Academy. You are putting at risk yourself, UKSA staff and fellow students by not adhering to these rules.