Current COVID 19 Operation Procedures

The lake remain CLOSED until the 23rd of May 2020.

 

The water sports enjoyed at Brogborough lake are in essence compliant with social distancing, as they are inherently individual sports. The greatest risk of and covid19 transmission comes from any use of shared facilities or equipment and potential for overcrowding.

The Government's latest guidance encourages people to practice unlimited exercise and to travel by foot, cycle or car to and from the location of exercise. However, businesses offering these activities have not been specifically given the go ahead to restart operation

Thus the business aspects of Brogborough Lake (rentals, food, day tickets) must remain closed until further guidance is received which allows this.

The government has specifically barred ticketed activities.  This removes day ticket sailing and SUP by non-members and any hire or loan of equipment.

Fully paid up members can be permitted access providing they follow the rules set out below and understand the restrictions in place. We will be on site to ensure these are being followed. Any persons not following the current guidelines in place will be asked to leave site immediately. 

also note the map at the bottom of the page with designated zones to help the flow of people whilst social distancing 


 

General personal guidance 

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of covid-19 will not be permitted and are required to follow government guidance on isolation.
     

  • Anyone who has been in contact with somebody with expected symptoms of covid 19 must follow government guidance and not attend the site for a minimum 14 days.
     

  • Practice 2 metre social distancing at all times with people outside your household.
     

  • Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing and avoid touching your nose and eyes.
     

  • Use a minimum 60% alcohol gel to clean your hands regularly throughout the day especially after touching frequently touched items. (eg. the gate, lock, container doors and handles)
     

Arriving on site 

  • Only water using members will be permitted access during this current stage of government restrictions.
     

  • All members must sign the online form linked at the bottom of this page before coming to the site 
     

  • ALL members wishing to use the facility will communicate with the management at least 1hour before they plan on departing home to which we will reply Yes/No. We reserve the right to refuse entry if we deem it necessary.
     

  • On arrival the gate will be locked, if you have booked you will have code to let yourself in, you will lock the gate after you.  You will be required to bring your 60% + alcohol gel to clean your hands before and after touching the gate and lock. And to be used throughout the day as hand washing facilities will not be available.
     

  • If possible arrive dressed for your activity. 
     

Facilities on site 

  • The clubhouse and changing facilities will remain closed.  No catering will be available.
     

  • The outside toilet will be unlocked and available to use, however it will be at your own assessment of risk, bleach spray and hand sanitizer will be in place AND YOU MUST clean it before and after you use it.
     

  • All seating is off limits, please bring your own camp chair should you require one. 

Equipment 

  • No hire*, demo or loan equipment  including but not limited to wetsuits and buoyancy aids, will be available whilst the club remains closed.
     

  • No sharing of equipment between members. 
     

           *Windsurf and paddle hire members will be assigned a boom/paddle the duration of this period to stop transmission between different uses. 

Entering and exiting the water 

  • Whilst launching one at a time people will wait for others to leave (sail or paddle away) the water directly in front of the launch area, before entering the water themselves.
     

  • When people are returning to the shore you will wait for a clear space and exit immediately.
     

  • The launch area will be split into entrance and exit sides.
     

Expected behaviour 

  • Whilst obeying social distancing rules, you are still not permitted to go into the water if you are the only person on site.
     

  • All present at the lake will follow government advice on social distancing remaining a minimum of 2 metres away from each other.  We have lots of space. Use it.
     

  • We expect all members to only be on site whilst partaking in  your activity, no picnics, no BBQ, no hanging around.


 

Safety Weather and water Conditions 

  • All participants will be doing so TOTALLY at their own risk, no rescue service is available.
     

  •  Practice the safest method of your sport, do NOT put yourself or others at risk by pushing your limits during this time, stay within your comfort zone and only go out in conditions WELL within your skill limits.   For most of us, this will be the first time out this year.  Don’t risk injuring yourself and getting the club shutdown. We advise against going out in offshore conditions as no rescue is available.
     

  • No paddle sports  in  wind speed averaging over 10knots (11mph)* unless a windshadow is present, decided at management's discretion.
     

  • No wind sports in wind speeds averaging over 25knots (28mph)* 
     

           *Forecasted on the day by XC weather.
 

Non participants 

  • Non windsurf/sup/wing participants will NOT be permitted access to the site, eg, no spectators, no photographers, no children, no partners, no pets,  no cyclists  (unless it's your means of transport to the lake) unnecessary extra people will increase the difficulty of social distancing.  
     

Family members 

  • Family members are still welcome on the water however, please only come with the number of family members you have equipment for,  no waiting on shore for your turn.
     

  • Under 16s must have their own buoyancy aid and be accompanied by an adult on the water at all times.
     

  • Any additional parents of above, may sit in the their car and assist their child whilst the accompanying adult rigs and de-rigs 

you must read and sign the from in this link before booking in. 

if we don't have your name you will not be permitted access. 

 

click HERE

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Brogborough Lake

Thrupp End Station Road 

Lidlington ,Bedford

MK43 0SL