In association with British Marine and the Canal & River Trust, we will continue with our safe working practices for our guests and our team throughout 2021 to help reduce the risk of Covid-19, including measures such as enhanced boat cleaning and hand sanitising stations.
Your arrival at the hire base
We will continue to operate with social distancing measure during the 2021 season at our hire bases and to help protect both guests and our team members we respectfully ask that all guests wear masks during the handover process.
We have taken extra precautions in the cleaning of your narrowboat so that you can enjoy a relaxing, stress-free holiday.
After each guest departure and before new guests arrive, each boat will be thoroughly sanitised using a misting fogging technique originally developed for hospital operating theatres. This process disperses a non-toxic, non-corrosive mist into the air killing up to 99.9999% of all known bacteria and viruses. The disinfecting mist gets into every nook and cranny and covers all surfaces including cupboards and draws, beds and bedding.
This process will then be followed with our normal high quality cleaning, with extra precautions being taken by our team members, wearing disposable PPE for each boat clean. Team members will have their temperatures taken at the start of each day of work and are encouraged to self-isolate if they feel that they have been at risk.
All our linen and towels are washed to a government advised standard of a minimum of 60 degrees, which ensures the killing of all known bacteria and viruses.
Induction & Handover
A new handover video tutorial will be available online to help prepare guests on how the boat is operated and the facilities on board. A physical handover of the boats will still take place with a member of our team and we will be working with new social distancing rules at each of our bases.
Face masks will be worn by team members. We ask that you bring and wear your own face mask for the check in and handover.
The induction to your boat will be delivered to a maximum of two members of your party only and our team members have been trained on how to deliver the handover whilst maintaining social distancing.
As usual, the teams at each of our bases will be on hand to help for the duration of your holiday. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or issues with your boat. The contact numbers will be provided to you on our arrival at the base.
A word from our Operations Manager, Leighton Jones
On behalf of my team, I’d like to say a big thank you to any of our guests who may be on the front line in the nation’s battle against the coronavirus – whether that’s as part of the NHS or emergency services, or other kinds of essential work that keeps our country going. It’s been a tough couple of years and I hope that everyone gets the break they need and deserve very soon.
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