TANDEM SKYDIVING CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF JUNE 2022 .
We’d like to take you through the changes here at Skydive Swansea as we start jumping again from June 2022. This is the most amazing experience & we hope the procedures in place will give you the conﬁdence to come & join us in the air. This information may change & will be updated accordingly. If you are unsure of any of the changes please contact us & we will be able to assist you.
WE ARE NO LONGER REQUIRING A COVID -19 QUESTIONNAIRE OR A TEMPERATURE CHECK ON ARRIVAL.
If you have tested positive for Covid or are displaying any symptoms then please contact us to rebook at a later date. With the new Welsh government restrictions you are no longer required to wear a mask whilst you are with us. You may still wear one if you prefer to do so.
BOOKING A JUMP
We now require all of your paperwork to be sent in via email or post at least a week before the jump. This means we can speed up the check in process. All you will need to do is pay your ﬁnal balance on arrival by cash or postal order only if applicable. There are no credit card facilities at the centre.
We must have in advance of the jump date –
1. Fully completed booking form.
2. Correct medical form.
3. British Skydiving application for student provisional membership and agreement.
4. If you are doing a charity tandem skydive, proof that you have raised the minimum amount required. (You can still hand in on the day a cheque or postal order made payable to the charity for the minimum amount or more).
5. Contact information of family/friend in case of emergency.
6. Filming options need to be booked in advance with an email address of where footage will be sent.
The facilities at the airport are basic with not much seating area available. The canteen is still closed at the airport. Skydive Swansea does not own the airport main building. The toilets & communal areas are the responsibility of the airport owners. The rooms we use are rented.
We will still be staggering our arrival times to have less people congregating in our oﬃce at any one time. If we go on a weather hold or experience any other delay this means we may have more people on the ground than intended so please bear this in mind. Space is limited meaning social distancing whilst moving around our rooms & the airport would be difficult. The main airport building is also used by other people.
JUMPSUITS, GLOVES, GOGGLES AND HEADWEAR
Our jumpsuits will be washed the night before at 60 degrees. It may be that the jumpsuit has already been worn by someone else that day already. We are able to sanitise them between uses.
You can bring your own gloves if you wish but they need to have a wrist fastening so they don’t come oﬀ in free fall. If you wish to use our gloves you can use hand sanitiser available before wearing them. We also have non latex gloves to go underneath them if you prefer.
Goggles must be worn. We have enough pairs for them to be worn just once a day and these will also be sanitised prior to use.
You will be given a neck snood/tube for the jump. They can also be used to cover your mouth and nose if you wish. We have enough tubes/snoods to be used once a day and these will be washed at 60 degrees the night before. You may also bring your own.
You will be watching a training video upstairs As we have staggered the arrival times there will be less people in the room. When you get ready downstairs and harnessed up you will be in close contact with your instructor.
Any equipment that is given to you must not be handed to anyone else. You will need to practise your body positions on some pouﬀes. These will have a plastic liner on top that can be wiped down in between use.
THE TANDEM SKYDIVE
The aircraft can take up to 16 people. As you can appreciate no social distancing here as you will be attached to your instructor & there will be other people on board. If you wish you may cover your mouth & nose with the neck tubes/snoods. The door will be open for a short while for air circulation where safety allows. When it is your time to jump you may if you wish pull down your face covering for the jump & canopy ride.
Once you have landed we ask that you refrain from hugging/kissing your instructor!
Once you return to the centre we will remove all your equipment. Again you will be close to a staff member whilst the harness is taken off.
Skydive Swansea and all its associated entities and individuals cannot guarantee your protection 100%. If you do not wish to accept the extra risk despite all the safety measures we have taken then you should not participate in skydiving activities for the time being. We do not know how long these procedures will be in place or if they will change again.