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Covid-19 Update 25th September 2020. Information fro the Scottish Government & Sail Scotland.

Sail Scotland Update 25th September 2020.

These are the latest rules in force from The Scottish Government.

As of Friday 25th September the limit on the number of people who can meet socially indoors or outdoors will be reduced to a maximum of six people, and they should come from no more than one household. This applies in people's homes and gardens as well as in hospitality and public spaces such as parks. It is not required to count children under 12, from within the two households, within the 6 person limit. The regulations and guidance will be updated to reflect these changes.


The latest covid-19 rules from the Scottish Government have applied more stringent criteria to the constitution of crews who can charter yachts in Scotland.

Please read the latest publication issued on 25th September.

The new restrictions are:

No more than

 6 crew on board

No more than 1 household group on board

Effective Monday 25th September.

Sail Scotland

This update was from Alin Rankin on 24th September

Commercial Sailing

Charter can only be undertaken by one bareboat family unit and or one bareboat family unit with a member of extended family (ie person living alone as deemed to be extended family)

              Skippered charter or cruise. Cannot be undertaken.

            Sail Scotland  24th September 2020


We are taking this advice from our Government and Sail Scotland. The spread of the Coronavirus is very serious. We must all play our part in beating this Virus.  This will be reviewed periodically, and you will be updated. Your Sailing Holiday with Sea Spray Yacht Charters is very important, and we will do our utmost to minimize the disappointment to you that this will be causing.

We advise anyone planning on chartering a yacht with us in 2020 or who has already booked to charter a yacht with us in 2020 to ensure that they have purchased appropriate travel insurance. We also advise that you check your travel insurance policy’s terms and conditions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure that you are adequately covered.

Under the Terms and Conditions for your Charter you must remember that you will forfeit your non-returnable Booking Fee if you Cancel your Booking. If this is what you intend to do we hope you are fully insured and will be able to recover your Charter Fees from your Insurer. We will ensure that whatever information is needed by your Insurer is forwarded to you.
We value your custom and will be absolutely delighted if you would like to postpone your sailing holiday until later on when the situation has improved. Please get in touch with us immediately if this is what you decide to do. We will issue an Agreement for the new dates. It will be
“first come first served” for available dates.

We are hoping that there are many of you who would like to transfer your booking to next year as well. We welcome you in 2021 and will endeavour to remain completely flexible and give you the dates you would like. Please note that you will not pay any extra costs for re-booking.

If the situation has not changed by the time it comes to your charter, and we cannot provide you with the yacht you have chartered, you will be fully refunded under the Terms & Conditions 2.1 and 2.2 of The Agreement.

Customers who are getting close to, or at the deadline for making Payment of the Balance for the Charter should contact us immediately. We will maintain a flexible approach and advice you accordingly. It is our intention to defer payment of the Balance for your Charter until you can be sure of your visit.
Customers are also advised to regularly check government travel restrictions & advisories both here and where you live.

SeaSpray Yacht Charters has standard terms and conditions that apply to all Bookings. These can be viewed on the Agreement and on the Website.
For reference: In the UK, the following information has been released by the UK Government in response to the Coronavirus.

UK Government Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We wish you, your families, and your fellow crew members all the best.
Stay well, wherever you are.

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