The main changes at the start of phase 3

  • we can now teach multiple adult or mixed age band classes in a day per instructor but we are still limited to 4 households per instructor per lesson.
  • we can create activity bubbles with junior groups which allows all under 18’s to create a bubble for the period of the lesson allowing no need to social distance for the period of the lesson – this allows for group games and drills in classes. It also allows our junior staff to lead games, help in paddle sports on sup xl’s or help with safety of younger customers.

We still expect all customers to social distance on arrival. All our staff will be wearing ppe on arrival too and please follow zonal procedure for pick up of wetsuits, changing and surf board pick up and meeting areas.

UPDATE : New changes 24th Aug.

  • Adult limits doing sport in Scotland outside have increased to 30. This is due to changes allowing contact sports for adults to take place outdoors such as rugby and football. For Coast to Coast we are still maintaining staged classes and small groups (max 8).
  • Please note shielding customers should still not partake in lessons just now.


UPDATE : Sport Exemption 14th Sep.

For the purposes of delivering ‘organised sporting or leisure activity’, Coast to Coast Surf School, is exempt from the normal general household rules when delivering its classes.

As a member of the Scottish Surfing Federation, activities which are undertaken in a structured and managed way following specific rules and guidance of relevant governing bodies of sport and approved bysportscotand allow for a ‘field of play bubble’ to be created.  This enables Coast to Coast to deliver lessons for both children and adults in groups of 8.

Coast to Coast remind all participants to follow current social distancing rules (6 people from 2 households) when arriving and leaving their class and within the car park environment.

Current note

  1. “Organised sports exemption” – we are currently not effected by the recent “rule of 6” household and hospitality change in Scotland (confirmed by Sport Scotland).
  2. “The restrictions do not apply where there is other sector specific guidance in force, for example for gyms, for childcare or for organised sports, and there will be some other limited exceptions for larger households, education, and places of worship.”

For more information of the recent restriction changes in watersports the Scottish Canoe Association explains it really well – you can see here