Procedures Re Covid-19 and our boat fishing trips
These procedures are to be implemented to reduce the risk of virus transmission on our boat fishing trips.
- The boats have the necessary cleaning equipment and hand cleansers on board. You should bring your own protection equipment and sanitisers.
- Covid-19 is transmitted in tiny droplets, spread through coughs, sneezes. singing, loud talking and shouting out loud, so do not do any of these actions. Droplets can also be airborne and spread if droplets end up on surfaces and people touch them and then their faces such as lips, nose and eyes.
- We will always follow Welsh Government Guidelines.
- Social distancing and good hygiene requirements are still in place.
- Protecting the face and regular hand washing, especially after removing face protection, can help prevent infection
- If you have Covid-19 symptoms you should not be going fishing on our boats. The skippers decide who to allow on board and if the skipper suspects a member is showing symptoms of Covid-19 they will not be allowed to board.
- The skipper will carry out a full safety briefing listing all measures put in place to keep to Welsh Government guidelines and what member anglers have to do to follow these guidelines.
- While social distancing measures are required, we will be limiting the number of anglers on board to ensure the correct separation between nonfamily members living at a different address. Family members living at the same address are exempt from the social distancing rule between family members only.
- There will be no provision for storage of personal items or seating in the cabin while travelling. Travel light to create more space around the boat and plan for all weathers.
- We will not be providing tea or coffee, or cooking facilities. Please bring your own food and drinks.
- Anglers will not be allowed in the spaces occupied by the skipper and crew.
- Use the rubbish bins on board at your fishing position. Do not walk around the boat. We will dispose of the rubbish at the end of the fishing trip.
- Should an angler suffer a bout of seasickness they will be kept well away from other anglers.
- Only use the toilet in an emergency. Use a bucket of sea water for urine and dispose safely over the side.
- Anglers to meet at the boat car park adhering to social distance measures. Stay in your car until the marina gate is opened by the crewman and then line up at current distances.
- Entry to the marina and boarding the boat will be done in an orderly manner observing the social distance and fishing position on the boat. Disembarking will be a reversal of embarkation. Where possible there will be a one-way system for getting around the boat.
- We recommend you wash down and sanitise your rod and reel after use.
- We expect everyone aboard to help clean fishing-related mess in their allocated area. This will give us a better platform for a deep clean once everyone has left the boat.
- There will be only one fishing trip per day.
- During the pandemic, we are all ultimately responsible for our actions and ensuring the safety of ourselves and all around us. Please be thoughtful and considerate to everyone you meet in the car park, marina walkways and aboard the Oystercat, it is as much for your safety as others.
27 July 2021
With Wales now at Alert Level 1, last night the committee unanimously agreed to remove the limit on numbers fishing on the Oystercat and Belle last night.
However, as was the norm in the past the numbers fishing on each trip will be at the discretion of the skipper.
14 June 2021
With the increase in vaccinations and the reduced incidence of Covid, the committee have decided to increase the numbers on the Oystercat to a total of 8 people including skipper & crew. With this increased number, we now recommend that anglers wear masks when the Oystercat is travelling.
The numbers on the Belle remain unchanged at total of 4 people including skipper.
20 April 2021
All shops including tackle shops are now open, and the travel restrictions to England have been removed.
From April 24th, the number of people that can meet outdoors will increase to 6 people from 6 households, whilst maintaining social distancing.
So from April 24th numbers on the Oystercat will increase to a total of 6 people including skipper & crew, and on the Belle to a total of 4 people these numbers include skipper / crew.
1 April 2021
The 2-household limit still applies to meetings outdoors, so little has changed in terms of the numbers on the boats.
From April 12th, provided the current conditions prevail, all shops can open, and the travel restrictions to England will be removed.