Looking after you all the way

In these times of uncertainty, UKSA remains even more committed to inspiring and supporting children and young people to broaden their horizons through our life enhancing water-based adventures, education and training for careers at sea. However, It is also of paramount importance for us to ensure that all procedures are in place to protect the health and well-being of  all of our customers and staff  during this Covid-19 pandemic. We want to reassure you that we will continue to monitor and implement official guidance from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation carefully.

What we have in place to protect our people:
  • Covid-19 Induction programme
  • Pre-arrival testing for both staff and students
  • Testing every 3 days for both staff and students
  • 1 metre social distancing rules
  • Sanitising stations at all locations across UKSA site
  • Distance seating in classrooms and offices
  • 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 cohorts
  • Face coverings must be worn
  • Staff rotas in place for home working
How our students and staff can work together to protect all visitors to UKSA:
  • Adhere to our COVID-19 testing programme
  • Frequent washing of hands or use of hand sanitiser provided
  • Remain within dedicated cohort for the during of stay
  • Cross group meetings held via video conferencing
  • Face coverings must be worn
  • Keep classrooms and offices well ventilated

UKSA will expect students and staff to adhere to the Academy’s Social Distancing rules and to keep within their assigned cohort. It is everyone’s responsibility to stay alert to this life-threatening infection. Everyone is responsible for taking safety measures seriously. Following government isolation guidelines if you develop COVID-19 symptoms, or are notified by NHS that you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 you must act immediately. All Covid related policies and procedures are subject to change without prior notice depending on Government guidelines and operational requirements.

We are delighted to announce that we have been accepted for the UK-wide ‘We’re good to go’ industry standard mark. This means UKSA is adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and have the required processes in place.