COVID-19 GUIDEANCE

General Guidance

Our priority remains to protect the health of our staff, guests and our wider community. To help suppress the spread of the Covid-19 virus this means staying within the government public health guidelines.

If you are vulnerable or you or someone you live with has or has had symptoms of Covid-19, do not leave home to take part in sport or physical activity. People who are shielding should not undertake activities. If you are symptomatic you should self-isolate for 7 days; household members for 14 as per the NHS guidance.

All exercise taken must be consistent with current Scottish Government guidance on health, physical distancing and hygiene. There may be a need to adapt to changes in guidance at short notice. Information on Scottish Government’s approach to managing COVID-19 is available here.

Paddlesport Guidance

Scottish government guidance from stage 2 permits paddling for daily exercise, and guided excursions within the 5 mile local limit from your place of residence. Guided excursions are to be kept to a maximum of two social bubbles (3 house-holds including the guide) per day, equipment that is provided must be cleaned with a minimum 72h isolation period between use. For more detailed guidance on this please follow the guidance from the SCA.

Scottish Canoe Association Phase-2 guidance

 

Existing Bookings

All bookings that were made prior to COVID-19, for the period up until the 15th July have been cancelled. All customers who this affects have been individually contacted and agreed a postponement voucher or refund to their booking.

Bookings were make prior to COVID-19, for the period from 15st July 2020 are uncertain. We will continue to update all customers who have a booking with us as we gain information and clearer guidance.

New Bookings

We are currently taking new bookings during phase 2 for single social (household) bubbles, this is only if you are currently resident within a five mile limit of Ullapool or Achiltiebuie. Will, who is local to Ullapool can offer sea kayaking while Tim who is local to Achiltiebuie can offer canoeing.

We are taking bookings from further afield from the 15th of July. This is on a tentative basis with our assurance that should your trip not be able to go ahead due Covid-19 government guidelines or Scottish Canoe Association guidance we will offer you the option to postpone your trip with us or receive a 100% refund.

All our gift vouchers will now be valid for an extra year, covering to the end of the 2021 season.

News and Updates

21.06.2020: Little and Local now open!

As Scotland enters Phase 2 we are now able to offer ‘Little and Local’ excursions. 
At the moment this is only for people who live within 5 miles of the area as travel for exercise is still limited to this. We will not accept anyone from further afield at this time.
Keeping to our local  communities we can offer:
Sea kayaking for Ullapool residents with Will 
Canoeing for Achiltiebuie residents with Tim.
 
Times are hard and we really want to see local folk out on the water, so we are offering a significant discount.
1:1 guiding – £140 per day (33% discount)
2:1 couples -£65 per person (35% discount)
3:1 family – £50 per person (40% discount)
4>6 Family – £40 per person (50% discount).
 
This is our chance to offer some light relief to everyone locally who has been itching to get out on the water, improve your skills and gain some confidence while exploring the amazing coast we have to offer in Ullapool (by kayak) and Achiltiebuie (by canoe).
 
Of course, safety for you, us and our community is incredibly important. We will be re-opening under strict new guidelines as advised by the Scottish Canoe Association which have been approved by the Scottish government.
 
In short:
We will be at reduced capacity of one social bubble per day (up to 6 people from one household).
We will be offering trips to locals only for now.
Physical distancing of 2m will be in place throughout.
We will encourage those who have their own equipment to bring it with them to wear and can provide if needed.
All of our equipment will be cleaned and have a 72h minimum isolation period between use.
 
If you live in Ullapool or Achiltiebuie and fancy a day out with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
 
Ullapool Kayaking – will@kayaksummerisles.com
Achiltiebuie Canoeing – tim@kayaksummerisles.com