Coasteering: COVID19 Operating Procedures

Customer safety and welfare lies at the heart of everything we do at Cumulus Outdoors. So, in addition to adopting manufacturer recommended guidelines for the appropriate cleaning of our activity kit, we have amended our Coasteering operating procedures to ensure we deliver a fun and safe session on the Jurassic Coast.

Despite these changes, our coasteering sessions remain an adrenaline fuelled way to explore the beautiful coastline near our activity Centre in Swanage. Whether you’re visiting the area or live locally and want to  try something new, we guarantee a memorable day out that both adults and children will enjoy!

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Revised coasteering operating procedures

The following outlines the procedures we have in place to ensure we operate within the required guidelines. They follow Government and industry body advice.

  • Although group sizes are reduced, there will still always be a minimum of TWO coasteering guides in the water, this comprises one lead guide and one assistant guide
  • We’ve changed the way we help you out of the water in that we now help you out using a rope or rescue tube to keep our distance. We also encourage social bubbles to help each other ‘ride the wave’ to get yourself out
  • The sea state is always checked 24 hours in advance and first thing in the morning for any sessions booked that day. The maximum sea state (condition) level has been reduced whilst social distancing measures are in place
  • All instructors carry a personal face mask, spare face mask and hand sanitizer in addition to regular coasteering equipment
  • At the end of the session all equipment which has been in contact with customers is cleaned and disinfected in line with the PPE cleaning procedure. This includes a 72 hour quarantine period
  • Customers wash the equipment they have used themselves, under instructor supervision
  • During the activity social distancing is practiced wherever possible. Where social distancing is not possible, the instructor wears a face mask, sanitizes their hands before and after contact and avoids face to face contact
  • The coasteering route at Dancing Ledge has been adapted to enable social distancing and, as always, is based on sea condition and group ability
  • If any First Aid is required, the instructor will check if the casualty is able to self-administer first aid, or if members of their social bubble are able to provide first aid with instruction first. The instructor will only step in if the social bubble are not competent – unless it’s an emergency
  • Instructors carry a spare, unused face mask as a part of their activity equipment. The instructor will wear a face mask when administrating first aid with the casualty also wearing a face mask wherever possible before being treated.
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Coasteering in Dorset

Cumulus Outdoors is an award-winning activity provider based in Swanage. We’ve been accredited ‘Good to Go’ under the Visit England assurance scheme and have all the relevant health and safety measures in place. We continue to deliver the same high standards of customer care for which we’ve earned an excellent reputation over the years. Our coasteering trips remain a fantastic option if you’re looking for action packed activities and things to do in Dorset.

To book a coasteering session for your family or social bubble, please get in contact with our friendly team to arrange a suitable date. We look forward to exploring the Jurassic Coast on a coasteering session with you soon!