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Corona Virus Update

Posted on: 22nd June 2020

The Channel Swimming Association have been continuously assessing the latest Government Guidelines regarding COVID-19. We have received news that we can now land in France, but swimmers currently still must quarantine upon their return to the UK. Anyone entering the UK from abroad are also required to quarantine as of June 8th. This is under review on the 29th June.

In July we expect to see restaurants and hotels begin to open. We are looking for the following changes in the next Government update to enable swims to go ahead:

  1. Non-essential travel - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
  2. Being able to stay out overnight - as hotels begin to open in July this should relax.
  3. Skippers being able to operate – the Government have put restrictions on skippers working at sea.

Currently it is essential to wear face coverings on all public transport in the UK.

The next update by the UK Government is set for July 4th. Please keep in contact with your pilot for the planning of your swim. If you have not yet registered and still plan to swim, please submit your forms as soon as possible. We will be confirming our numbers with the coastguards very soon.

A waiver will be sent to all swimmers in the next couple of weeks. Please fill this form out prior to your swim. You will be required to bring this form with you on your swim day and hand it to your observer.

Our pilots have been working hard making their boats COVID-SECURE. Please respect the rules they have put in place. If there is any misconduct while on board the vessel, the pilot has the right to abandon your swim.

Latest chart shown here

As always take care and stay safe!