Covid-19 Updates

Kip Marina Customer Notice

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Updated 28th August 2020

With the return to more of a ‘new’  normal and to ensure the continued safety of everyone, we would ask you to be aware of, and comply with, the following updated protocols and information.

The safety of our staff, customers, and contractors is our prime concern with each of us playing their own part in making responsible choices to allow us to make progress.

We will regularly review these protocols to ensure best practice but, as well as the safety protocols we have instigated, we advise you to consider the use of gloves, face coverings and any sanitising or PPE products that befit your personal requirements.

Electrostatic Sanitising – we have invested in electrostatic spraying equipment which you will see being used by our staff across the marina both indoors and outdoors. These machines deliver high level disinfection and sanitisation across hard and soft surfaces, environments, and equipment, to reduce the risk of any cross contamination and be a key part of our ongoing safety plan.

Social Distancing – please always practice and maintain 2m social distancing throughout the marina.

Car Parking – When getting in or out of your car please ensure there is a 2-metre distance between you and others, wait in your car until others have passed if necessary.

Keep To The Left – please keep to the left on pontoons and use the finger berths to allow extra distance between yourself and others.

Give Way – give priority to those coming up the gangway ramps and exiting the pontoons and do not stop on the gangways.

Face Coverings – the use of face masks is mandated in shops and advised throughout the marinas.

Trolleys – we have sanitising spray adjacent to the trolley park areas, but we advise the use of gloves

Access – handles, touchpads and exit pushes are cleaned on a regular basis but the use of gloves is advised.

Other Vessels – to minimise risk please do not access or touch other customers boats and their ropes, rails or other equipment. In the event of an emergency call marina reception on 01475 521485.

Overnight Stays – Updated guidelines state that you may now stay overnight on board your vessel.

Toilets – only limited toilet facilities will be available for berth holders only and 2m social distancing must be observed. Sanitising hand gel is available at entry and exit of toilets. Shower facilities are now open for berth holder use only. At regular intervals, the toilets will be temporarily closed for cleaning. Although we are operating an enhanced cleaning schedule, we supply additional cleaning and sanitising supplies for customers use inside the toilets.

Marina Reception – access is limited to one person at a time and customers must wear face coverings to comply with Scottish Government guidance. There is a designated customer area within reception and please note there is no access to the Chandlery from reception.

Chandlery – is open and operating a one-way system from the main door for the protection of staff. Please use the hand sanitiser supplied, always wear a face covering and maintain social distancing .

Chartroom Restaurant – is now open for restricted hours of 12.00-22.00 Thursday to Sunday with an online booking service available at www.thechartroom.co.uk/book-a-table. Inside the Chartroom a 1m Zone is in operation as per Scottish Government guidelines.

Refuelling – refuelling is by prior appointment only.  Please contact reception and adhere to the strict social distancing rules in place.

Lifting & Launching – maintain a minimum 2m distancing and comply with the directions of the hoist team during operations.

PPE Disposal – please take any personal protection equipment away with you and dispose of it safely and considerately.

General

If you are presenting with any symptoms of Covid-19 (raised temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste/smell) do not come to the Marina.

If any member of your household has presented with symptoms of Covid-19 then you are still required to quarantine for 14 days and you should therefore not attend the Marina.

If you exhibit symptoms of Covid-19 within 3 days of a visit to the Marina premises, then please inform us so we can then take the appropriate precautions.

Everybody at Kip is working hard to implement the new protocols in line with the latest government and HSE advice and combining this with new the guidance from Scottish and UK marine & boating organisations and bodies.

To adapt to any new requirements, we will review and update these protocols and arrangements on a regular basis.

We would also like to thank our staff who have been incredibly supportive during this challenging time looking after your boats. Please note that for their well-being we have now implemented a zero-tolerance policy going forward.

In the meantime, we hope everyone is well, continuing to stay safe, and thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

Customer Update Thursday 2nd July 2020

Once again thank you to all our customers, contractors, and staff for their support during these unprecedented times, and we’re delighted at least now there is some return to ‘normality’ with today’s First Minister’s announcement.

This allows unrestricted travel for the purposes of leisure, so you may now visit Kip, Craobh & Fairlie Quay marinas from wherever you live.

The opening of holiday accommodation and second homes (without shared facilities) is also now allowed, which means you can now stay overnight on your boat. Please note our marina toilets are still restricted access to comply with safety guidelines and our shower facilities remain closed.

Social distancing measures are still essential and currently remains at 2m.

The compulsory wearing of face masks in shops begins next week and we continue to advise the use of face masks throughout our marinas.

Please behave responsibly, follow all public health & Scottish government advice and be sensitive residents of our rural communities. If we do not take appropriate care, we risk transmitting the virus to other remote locations.

The latest RYA Scotland guidance is available HERE

The latest Government Guidance is available HERE

Our updated Safety Protocols are available HERE

The ‘Get Back On The Water’ leaflet, with guidelines to help make your return to sailing & boating safer and simpler is HERE

We are as delighted as you to be moving back to boating but, the continued easing of lockdown restrictions depends on all of us taking a safe, and considerate attitude currently and continuing to follow Scottish Government guidelines.

We would also like to thank our staff who have been incredibly supportive during this challenging time looking after your boats. Please note that for their well-being we have now implemented a zero-tolerance policy going forward.

Please remember, we are all in this together and we all share a responsibility.

In the meantime, enjoy the weeks ahead, please stay safe and considerate, and we look forward to seeing you back at Kip, Craobh & Fairlie Quay.

Gavin McDonagh

Managing Director

Holt Leisure Parks

Covid-19 Update 30th June

The Scottish Government has announced the continued phased easing of lockdown restrictions and the latest information and indicative dates are as follows.

From Friday 3rd July, travel restrictions will be lifted, therefore enabling travel to Kip, Craobh & Fairlie Quay Marinas to access your boat from wherever you are.

Self-catering accommodation and second homes (without shared facilities) will also be able to open on Friday 3rd July which implies that staying on your boat will now be allowed providing it is fully self-contained.

Please remember, as with previous lifting of restrictions, these dates and restrictions will not be confirmed until the Scottish Government announcement on Thursday 2nd July and therefore may be subject to change.

Full details of the Scottish Government advice and plans for Phase 3 can be found HERE

Finally, we are as delighted as you to be moving back to boating but, the continued easing of lockdown restrictions depends on all of us taking a safe, and considerate attitude currently and continuing to follow Scottish Government guidelines.

Please remember, we are all in this together and we all share a responsibility.

In the meantime, enjoy the coming weekend, please stay safe and considerate, and we look forward to seeing you back at Kip, Craobh & Fairlie Quay.

 

 

Covid-19 Update on Phase 2

Thursday 18th June 2020

There has unfortunately been very little easing of the current restrictions that directly relate to boating and sailing in today’s announcement however, the First Minister said that there will be more reviews throughout the next 3-week period.

Those advised to shield will now be able to take part in non-contact leisure activities such as angling, kayaking, and meet members of another household outdoors, up to a suggested maximum of eight in the group. Strict physical distancing of two meters must always be followed, and they should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds when they return home

People should continue to stay in their local area as much as possible and should not travel more than around five miles for leisure or recreation.

Staying overnight on a boat is still not possible.

Smaller retail stores with street access, but not shopping centres, can open from 29 June

Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport from Monday, 22 June

It had been hoped that outdoor spaces for restaurants and bars, beer gardens etc., could open, but there are no plans for that to happen yet although this may be one of the areas under review. At Kip Marina, Cafe Riva is open for take away food & coffee between 10am & 3pm daily.

Full Scottish Government guidance on the gradual easing of Phase 2 can be found HERE

You can download details of the Safety Protocols we have implemented at our marina HERE

Our ‘Get Back On The Water’ leaflet is available, with guidelines to help make your return to boating safer and simpler is available HERE

We will also update you with the latest guidance form RYA Scotland and British Marine Scotland as soon as available but please remember, the continued easing of lockdown restrictions depends on all of us taking a safe, considerate attitude and continuing to follow Scottish Government guidelines.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at Kip Marina.

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Get Back On The Water Update

Thursday 28th May 2020

Once again thank you to all our customers, contractors and staff for their support during these unprecedented times, and we’re delighted at least now there is some good news on the horizon.

With the First Minister’s announcement today (28/05/20) of the easing of restrictions by moving to Phase 1 and with it, according to RYA Scotland, the ability to exercise specifically now including sailing and motor boating – albeit with the caveat only for those who live within a ‘reasonable distance’ of their boat.

RYA Scotland also state, “The Scottish Government have been clear, this is still a public health crisis and we are looking at an extension to exercise options, not a carte blanche return to boating.”

The latest RYA Scotland guidance is available here HERE

We will all be delighted to have the chance to get back to our boats and enjoy the world class sailing waters of the Clyde but please bear in mind, there are still many restrictions that apply in the Phase 1 guidance – the Government Guidance is available HERE

We would ask you to please bear in mind the following points relating to boats and boating:

You are currently advised to stay local to your primary residence to undertake leisure activities.

Leisure activities must only take place with members from your immediate household.

Current regulations say you cannot stay overnight on your boat.

Social distancing measures are still essential.

We have already announced the new Safety Protocols we have implemented at our marina and you can see those below or download a copy HERE

There is also a new ‘Get Back On The Water’ leaflet, with guidelines to help make your return safer and simpler – you can see a copy of this HERE

Finally, we are as delighted as you to be moving back to boating but, the continued easing of lockdown restrictions depends on all of us taking a safe, and considerate attitude currently and continuing to follow Scottish Government guidelines.

Please remember, we are all in this together and we all share a responsibility.

In the meantime, enjoy the coming weekend, please stay safe and considerate, and we look forward to seeing you back at Kip, Craobh & Fairlie Quay.

Gavin McDonagh

Managing Director

Kip Marina Customer Notice

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

27th May 2020

With the anticipated phased lifting of restrictions, we would ask you to comply with the following safety protocols. The safety of our staff, customers, and contractors is our prime concern with each playing their own part in making responsible choices to allow us to make progress.

We will regularly review these protocols to ensure best practice but, with the potential for many berth holders to visit in the near future, as well as the safety protocols we have instigated, we advise you to consider the use of gloves, face coverings and any sanitising or PPE products that befit your personal requirements.

Social Distancing – please always practice and maintain 2m social distancing throughout the marina.

Car Parking – When getting in or out of your car please ensure there is a 2-metre distance between you and others, wait in your car until others have passed if necessary.

Keep To The Left – please keep to the left on pontoons and use the finger berths to allow extra distance between yourself and others.

Give Way – give priority to those coming up the gangway ramps and exiting the pontoons and do not stop on the gangways.

Face Coverings – Scottish government advice is there may be some benefit in wearing a facial covering when you are in an area where physical distancing is more difficult and there is a risk of close contact with multiple people you do not usually meet.

Trolleys – we have sanitising spray adjacent to the trolley park areas, but we advise the use of gloves

Access handles, touchpads and exit pushes are cleaned on a regular basis but the use of gloves is advised.

Other Vessels – to minimise risk please do not access or touch other customers boats and their ropes, rails or other equipment. In the event of an emergency call marina reception on 01475 521485.

Toilets – only limited toilet facilities will be available for berth holders only and 2m social distancing must be observed. At regular intervals, the toilets will be temporarily closed for cleaning.

Marina Reception – access will remain limited to comply with Scottish Government guidance and contact is via info@kipmarina.co.uk or call 01475 521485.

Chandlery – will be operating a limited service from the main door for the protection of staff. An email and collect service to check stock or pre-order is available at chandlery@kipmarina.co.uk

Overnight Stays – The guidelines state that you should not stay overnight on board your vessel.

Refuelling – refuelling is by prior appointment only. Please contact reception and adhere to the strict social distancing rules in place.

Lifting & Launching maintain a minimum 2m distancing and comply with the directions of the hoist team during operations.

PPE Disposal – please take any personal protection equipment away with you and dispose of it safely and considerately.

General

If you are presenting with any symptoms of Covid-19 (raised temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste/smell) do not come to the Marina.

If any member of your household has presented with symptoms of Covid-19 then you are still required to quarantine for 14 days and you should therefore not attend the Marina.

If you exhibit symptoms of Covid-19 within 3 days of a visit to the Marina premises, then please inform us so we can then take the appropriate precautions.

Everybody at Kip is working hard to implement the new protocols in line with the latest government and HSE advice and combining this with new the guidance from Scottish and UK marine & boating organisations and bodies.

To adapt to any new requirements, we will review and update these protocols and arrangements on a regular basis.

We would also like to thank our staff who have been incredibly supportive during this challenging time looking after your boats. Please note that for their well-being we have now implemented a zero-tolerance policy going forward.

In the meantime, we hope everyone is well, continuing to stay safe, and thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

 

Ian Rodgers

Assistant marina Master