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COVID-19 Information Page

We’ve thoroughly reviewed our procedures and practices in response to Covid-19.  We are aware students will have specific questions relating to what we’re doing, and how the situation might be affecting our training services.

On this dedicated page, hopefully you find the answers you’re looking for.  If not, please just email us at training@seacertify.com for a fast response.

Following our COVID-19 risk assessment, read about the main steps we have taken to reopen as safely as possible.  Our measures exceed the latest government guidelines, and are kept under constant review.  As this is a constantly changing situation, please check back here regularly for the latest updates.

We are also pleased to report there are no restrictions in place preventing our July classes from running.  Hotels, flights and restaurants availability should also increase from 4th July as restrictions are expected to be relaxed.  UK Quarantine is also expected to be relaxed from 4th July.

Click each item for further information.

Classroom Social Distancing

We have completely reorganised our training centre layouts.  The main change is a new desk layout. Thankfully, our training facilities are very large and our maximum group size is just 8. Students can expect to sit 2-4 metres apart, depending on class sizes.  Plastic screens are also currently being installed between the students that sit closest together (2 metres).

We have also modified our training methods, and parts of the training courses themselves.  This ensures a minimum 2 metre distance is maintained, without undermining the quality of our training.

This distancing is maintained at all times, including lunchtime and breaks.

New Training Methods

We’ve looked at our training practices and made some changes to minimise risk without reducing the training quality.

For example, we no longer gather around equipment or tools. Instead we will handle these sessions differently:

  • Only one person at a time is allowed to visit a particular piece of equipment.
  • All Equipment demonstrations are now done “front of class” instead of the group gathering around.
  • Such sessions are now assisted with a portable camera, allowing closeups to be clearly visible on the large in-room displays.

 

Additional Hygiene Measures

In addition to other measures highlighted on this page, we have made a number of changes to minimise transmission risks:

  • Screens are currently being installed between the students that sit closest together (2 metres)
  • Personal hand sanitiser provided for students
  • Hand sanitiser stations around the facility
  • Face masks for trainers, should any close 1:1 support be required
  • Regular de-sanitising of high-transmissive surfaces including equipment, tools and door handles
  • Changes to our provided lunch, snack and refreshment services
COVID-19 Attendance Policy

Transmission of the virus is at its lowest point since March, and risks are lowering every day.  However, all attending visitors must adhere to our full COVID-19 Visitors Policy.  This is issued prior to booking as part of our Terms.  A copy of the policy is also available on request.

This requires visiting personnel to agree to adhere to the numerous measures we have in place around the training centre.  

We will continue to take every possible practical precaution to reduce virus transmission.

Restaurants, Shops, Cafes & Bars

Restaurants, Cafes, Bars and all Shops are now reopen in Liverpool.  However, this is only permitted where they have strict safety rules in place. Please pay special attention to each business’ safety rules upon entering.  2 metre social distancing is still to be maintained “wherever possible”.  However in some busier places such as bars/pubs a minimum distance of 1 metre is expected to be maintained, where 2 metres is not possible.

UK Travel Quarantine Latest

**Updated 3rd July**!

Today, 3rd July, the UK government published a long list of countries that are exempt from 14-day quarantine.  Now, only travellers from countries deemed “high risk” will have to quarantine for 14 days.

This includes France, Spain, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, almost all other EU countries, and many more.

For the latest list of countries exempt from quarantine, please visit visit the following UK Government web page:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#travel-corridors-countries-and-territories-exemption-list

Travel Latest

FLIGHTS RETURN! **Updated 16th June**

We are pleased to report there are already flights available next month to get to us from major yachting destinations.  Students should use services such as SkyScanner.net to check all routes into Liverpool, Manchester or any London Airport.  If arriving into Manchester or London airports, regular fast train services are running nationally.  Train options can be checked at www.NationalRail.co.uk

For example, there are already daily direct flights in July available for booking:

  • Palma to Liverpool airport
  • Palma to Manchester airport
  • Barcelona to Manchester airport
  • Nice to London airports

Please check Skyscanner.net for specific flight options.  Obviously flight options will only increase prior to our classes next month.  Students are advised to secure their places with us before we sell out, and close again until the Autumn.  Students are also protected by our flexible cancellation policy.  A full refund is possible at any time, for any reason.

Please read the seperate item for the latest on the UK’s Quarantine status, which is set to be relaxed from 4th July.  Most seafarers are also exempt from quarantine.

Please note that Face Masks are required on all public transport (buses and trains, etc).  Check with airline about their own policy, but the use of face masks is recommended whenever other people are within close proximity.

Need help with your travel logistics?  You can also email us at training@seacertify.com

Accommodation Latest

**Updated 4th July**!

UK Government restrictions have been relaxed, and Liverpool hotels and apartments are now open for booking from today!

Students should make changeable bookings, in the unlikely event any new government restriction prevents our classes running this month.

Students can also find our address on the Our Locations page if they wish to select accommodation in the city.  Alternatively we can provide a guide with some suggestions.

Temporary Cancellation Policy

We have further relaxed our fair cancellation policy, removing any possible penalties for last minute changes.

For our remaining 2020 training courses, the following temporary cancellation policy applies.

SEA will automatically transfer your booking to secure your seat on the next available course date.  Alternatively, you can change the name on the booking.  Students may also now request a full refund at any time for any reason. 

Students should acknowledge the risk of class postponement due to any government-enforced travel or event restrictions.  Therefore, students should book flexible travel and accomodation options, or that their travel insurance covers them for possible disruption.