WINTONS RE OPENS 13TH MAY 2020 – IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

 

COVID-19
WHAT WINTONS HAS DONE AND WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO:

Things are running smoothly with new protocols in place. Thank you to all who have visited Wintons since the 13th May 2020 and for following the governments Stay Alert Stay Safe campaign and abiding by the rules Wintons have put in place.

Our priority is to keep our customers and colleagues safe and healthy and to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. We are taking these measures extremely seriously and we expect you to act responsibly. If you cannot follow these rules you will be asked to leave. Please let us know if anyone is not following the advice.

PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS ON ARRIVAL AND REGULARLY DURING YOUR STAY.
PLEASE STAY 2 METRES APART FROM OTHER MEMBERS AND STAFF.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN ANTISEPTIC WIPES.
WENDY HOUSE CLOSED.
SHOWER CLOSED.
CERTAIN SWIMS CLOSED. CONES ARE IN PLACE.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BARROW IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DO SO.
IF YOU USE A WINTONS BARROW PLEASE WIPE WITH ANTISEPTIC SPRAY/WIPES WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SANI TOILET IF YOU HAVE ONE.

Wintons is known for its friendliness. But these are extraordinary times and we therefore ask you politely:

Not to gather outside the office for a chat.

No visitors to your swim unless they are from your household. No visiting Wintons or walking around the lakes if not fishing.

Please keep 2 metres apart from other customers and staff. We have safety tape on the floor outside the office and gents which is 2 metres apart. Please queue in a line on the tape.

For safety we are not allowing customers in the office.
Please pay either by contactless, mobile to the office or cash.
(no receipts will be given)

On arrival
For all our safety we want to keep contact to a minimum.
Therefore:
Please let the office know you have arrived whilst in the carpark or phone us from your car.
Please pay over the phone 01444 236493, (before or on arrival before 11am for AM starts and by 4pm for PM starts or first thing the following morning) or leave the cash in an envelope with your name and booking details, through the letter box on the door.

Dip your equipment as usual and head straight to your swim.
Please use your common sense to give the maximum distance between swims when setting up your bivvy. Eg Swim 1 to the left and swim 3 to the right.

Swims
We have blocked off certain swims to keep to the 15m distance between each one. To enforce the distance suggested by The Angling Trust these swims are closed:

Mallard Lake Closed swims
Swim 8 Unless you are from the same household  as 7 (not friends)
Swim 17 Unless you are from the same household as 18 (not friends)
Swim 19

Kingfisher Lake Closed swims
Swims 21 and 22 The Royal Box Unless you are from the household (not friends)

Same rules apply as usual 2 on the small side and 4 on the large side. Please use common sense and social distance.

The ideal scenario to use are: The Gatepost, Fat Finger, Jacuzzi and then choose one from Ski, Corner or Carpet. Then the small side Socket and Bill’s. Spread out! Unfortunately we will move you if needs be.

Heron Lake Closed swims
Swim 44
Swim 49

Please keep socialising on the bank to a minimum and stay in your swim. Helping others with landing and weighing fish is forbidden unless you are from the same household. If you are in any doubt about landing or weighing a catfish up to 95lb, safely by yourself, please wait until social distancing is relaxed to return to Wintons or release it in the water. Your safety and that of our fish is priority. Photos from another member are acceptable, please ensure the 2 metre rule. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the moment. No rods in the water to be left unattended at anytime. (We will be writing separately about this as some members are not adhering to this and we will be enforcing this with no excuses). Rig checks will still be carried out on a regular basis and we ask that you step back 2 metres from the bailiff after winding in for your check. This is for your safety and that of the bailiffs. For your information Bailiffs carrying out these duties are: Stuart (Head bailiff), Mike, Andy, Joe and Harry. All of the bailiffs have full authority and the right to question you and we expect respect shown to all of them.

The Wendy House will be closed. If you want to charge your phone we will have a power point up and running near the office. 9-5pm

The shower is out of use.

The outside door of the washroom has been left open to reduce touching of the handle. Please wash your hands entering the gents and again on leaving.

Please bring your own barrow if you can.

We will spray the barrows with antiseptic at the beginning and end of the day. Please bring your own barrow if you can. And your own wipes.

The competitions have been cancelled until we are giving further guidance. Your space is still confirmed and if competitions are not allowed at this time we can just turn the competitions into just fishing.

If you or anyone in your household feels unwell and have any symptoms of Covid 19, please don’t come for your session and cancel your booking. If you feel unwell during your session please leave as soon as possible and inform a member of our team immediately.

We are so looking forward to welcoming you back to Wintons and to start fishing! We have tried to cover everything here and things will evolve as we get used to a new way of fishing. And I am sure there will be more questions and adaptions in due course, please call or email the office for any enquiries.

 

WINTONS REMAINS CLOSED 10.5.20

WINTONS REMAINS CLOSED 10.5.20

We will update as soon as we have more information.

We really appreciate your help and understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it is safe.

For more information refer to the WHO website
 

UK Government’s latest information and advice:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
UK Government guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19):
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
NHS guidance, with a self-questionnaire which helps guide employees on next steps:https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or call NHS on 111 for further guidance
NHS responses to common questions:
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 24.3.20 WINTONS IS CLOSED

It’s a beautiful morning at the fishery and it’s with sadness we give you the news that Wintons will be closed from today 24th March 2020 until we are told by the government that it is safe to reopen. We will update this page, put a post on Facebook both main and private members group and email all members as soon as we are given the go ahead to reopen.

The safety of our members and staff is our priority. Government guidelines have dictated that all non essential travel should be cancelled and to stay at home. Technically we know some of you have expressed that it is safer here on the bank isolated but we cannot ignore what we are being asked to do as a nation.

Please email any booking requirements to wintonsfishery@gmail.com

We really appreciate your help and understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it is safe.

Stay safe from all of us here at Wintons.

For more information refer to the WHO website
 
UK Government’s latest information and advice:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
UK Government guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19):
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
NHS guidance, with a self-questionnaire which helps guide employees on next steps:https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or call NHS on 111 for further guidance
NHS responses to common questions:
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 We hope you are all managing to stay safe and healthy during these very difficult times. At the current moment, Wintons remains open, and we are happy to welcome you. We are following government guidance very closely, particularly on social distancing. We are lucky to be in an industry where it is easy to have minimal contact. We are therefore asking members and visitors NOT to come into the office. Minimal contact will be achieved by paying for your fishing by phone (on booking or from the carpark on arrival) on a debit card or dropping the cash in an envelope through our letter box with your name and booking details. Please let us know by email, text or phone when you have arrived. We can also bring bait and tackle round to your swim from the shop. Please keep a safe distance apart. The general advice is to ensure everyone adopts sensible cleaning practices to avoid catching or spreading Coronavirus. We ask that anyone visiting the complex washes their hands thoroughly on arrival and during their visit. We are finding it hard to buy toilet paper if you can bring your own will be extremely helpful. We will update the news page if the above changes. 

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE FISHERY IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH IN THE LAST 14 DAYS  ARE  FEELING UNWELL, HAVE A NEW PERSISTENT COUGH, A HIGH TEMPERATURE OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH.

 We have had a few questions from members on general coronavirus topics, so we have set out a Question and Answer section below:

1. Coronavirus and fishing

1.1.       I am fishing and I have started to feel unwell with a fever, cough and breathing difficulties.  What should I do?
If you feel ill with fever, cough or have difficulty breathing whilst fishing, you should call 111 immediately and return home. Please do so via the safest method whilst avoiding further contact with other people. If you are unwell:
·       stay at home, except for seeking medical care, and avoid contact with others
·       shield sneezes and coughs with a tissue or shirt sleeve (not hands)
·       wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available
·       follow local government guidance about what to do next.

1.2      I’ve just returned to the UK from a high-risk area; is it ok to come fishing at Wintons? 
If you have returned from a high-risk area for work or personal reasons, please do not come to the fishery until you are sure you do not have the virus.  You may be advised to self-quarantine for a period of 7-14 days upon return. Please call 111 or take advice from your local health professional.

1.3      I live with another individual who has returned from a high-risk area and been advised that they should self-quarantine. Can I still come fishing?

If you are living with or have had any face-to-face contact with that person, please do not come to the fishery for 14 days.

1.4       If someone at my home or workplace is diagnosed with Coronavirus, or suspected to have Coronavirus, can I still come fishing?
If a colleague or family member with whom you have had contact is being tested or has tested positive for Coronavirus, we want to ensure that risks of the virus spreading to others are minimised. Please do not come to the fishery for 14 days.

2. Preventing the spread of coronavirus

What can I do to prevent catching and spreading the virus?
·       Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use sanitiser gel, this includes washing your hands to prevent the spread of germs that               may have been picked up in contact with other people before you reach the fishery.
·       Catch coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
·       Throw away used tissues (and then wash your hands)
·       If you don’t have a tissue, use your sleeve
·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
·       Avoid close contact with everyone and especially people who are unwell

3. Where can I find the most up-to-date information?

You should refer to the WHO website
 
UK Government’s latest information and advice:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
UK Government guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19):
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
NHS guidance, with a self-questionnaire which helps guide employees on next steps:https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or call NHS on 111 for further guidance
NHS responses to common questions:
Coronavirus (COVID-19)