Covid-19 Policy

The Yacht Week

By The Yacht Week

Posted on 4th February 2021

These policies have been introduced specifically in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are continuing to monitor and respond to the ongoing circumstances surrounding Covid-19 and local government regulations and therefore we may update our policy accordingly in the future when TYW events take place.

Our Guests:

  • All TYW guests will be required to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test carried out within three days prior to check-in.
  • COVID vaccine certificates will also be accepted as alternatives in line with legislation at the time of the event.

Our Team:

  • All staff are required to show a negative RT-PCR test before commencing work.
  • All staff will be tested weekly for COVID. Any staff member who tests positive or reports symptoms will be isolated from the event and replaced.
  • Strict regular hand washing and sanitising policies will be put in place.
  • Onboard Crew has been trained in our Cleaning, Sanitising, and Disinfecting (CSD) procedures, and has extensive knowledge of food handling, waste management, and medical requirements.
  • Your skipper and host will be instructed to adhere to social distancing while on charter and encouraged to wear protective equipment when this is not possible.
  • We have a medic on every route… they will make sure that our team have regular temperature checks at the start and end of every week.
  • Our medic is on hand through the week to help and support any crew with questions or concerns.


  • TYW will provide onsite testing for guests who require negative COVID tests for return flights to their home countries. The details of this will be published in due course.
  • PCR and Antigen tests will be available and guests will be charged individually for the tests they require.

Our Yachts:

  • Each yacht will be disinfected immediately upon return to the dock. They will then be cleaned, sanitised, and disinfected again prior to the next charter.
  • Bedding will be provided in a verified CSD sealed bag.
  • Hand sanitiser, hand wash and disinfectant will be provided on all yachts.
  • Care packs will be provided for each guest which also include hand sanitiser, hand wipes, and sanitising products.
  • Masks and snorkels will not be provided, however, we will still be providing complimentary fins for guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own snorkel equipment.

Arrival at Marina:

  • All staff and guests will be temperature checked on arrival.
  • New arrivals will be required to show a negative RT-PCR certificate.
  • A TYW team member will meet the guests on arrival and show them directly to their yacht. However, if we are unable to do so, the guests will be shown to a secondary area which will adhere to social distancing requirements.
  • All payments at the marina will be made via debit or credit card where possible to reduce the handling of cash and support hygienic practices.
  • Hand washing and sanitising stations are available.
  • Marina staff will be wearing masks and adhering to social distancing measures.

At the Events:

  • Masks will not be compulsory at TYW events but will be provided and may be worn by guests who choose to do so.
  • All venues will be outdoor allowing enough space for guests who choose to social distance.
  • Each crew will be allocated a seating area allowing for social distancing.
  • Venue staff may choose to wear face masks for their own protection.
  • All cutlery, dishes and glasses will be either machine washed or single-use and recyclable.

What You Can Do to Help:

  • During your time with us on the base or any interaction with our staff, we ask you to continue to use your face mask if local government policy dictates enforcement.
  • Complete all required documentation online prior to your arrival through your booking profile and the Day8 App.
  • While on the event, we request that any guest showing symptoms report to the onsite medic. The medic will do a scanned temperature check and alert the local authorities if COVID-19 symptoms are shown. The local authorities will then take action.
  • If you do have symptoms or are recovering from COVID-19 we ask you not to attend the week.
  • Guests who display COVID-19 symptoms during the event will not be permitted to continue on their yacht and will be tested and quarantined by the local authorities.

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