Covid-19

Updated 31 December 2020

Following the Tier 4 announcement we have reviewed our Covid-19 policy.

As a Community Amateur Sports Club operating with a risk assessment to facilitate a Covid-19 secure environment, Yad Moss will open when snow and overhead weather conditions permit to allow season ticket holders and residents of the local area to participate in outdoor snow sports.

A very large number of our season ticket holders are local to Cumbria and the North Pennines, and when conditions are favourable a limited number of day tickets will also be available in advance on our website for residents of Eden District and the North Pennines (defined by the postcodes CA4, CA8, CA9, CA10, CA11, CA16, CA17, DL12, DL13, NE47).

It is the responsibility of individual participants to adhere to government regulations and guidance when deciding whether to visit Yad Moss.

You must not attend if you have been told to self isolate or if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms such as fever, continuous cough or change in taste or smell sensation.

Please stay a ski pole apart!

Our previous social distancing guidance for Yad Moss has been amended slightly.

The day lodge will no longer be open, although there will be access to the toilets. Please bear in mind that if you visit Yad Moss there will be no facilities for indoor shelter, and you must prepare accordingly.

We ask that you to keep ‘a ski pole’s distance’ from each other in the queue for the tow or the ticket office, and on the slopes. You must ski alone or with people from your own bubble.

We have installed a perspex screen in the ticket office to provide an additional barrier. We ask that you make all enquiries at the ticket office window and on no account must you enter any of the operation rooms or approach operators. If the ticket office is unstaffed, please ring the bell.

Face coverings are not mandatory: all activity at Yad Moss is outside, and we also have members who routinely lip read. 

Tickets, test and trace and cleaning

When conditions are favourable, all day ticket sales will be in advance via the website and will be available only to residents of the local area (postcodes CA4, CA8, CA9, CA10, CA11, CA16, CA17, DL12, DL13, NE47). You will be asked to provide a full address when you reserve your ticket and if you are not resident in one of the designated postcodes we ask that you do not buy a ticket, as you will not be granted access to the lift. Refunds for those from non-designated postcodes who accidentally buy a day ticket will be offered only on a discretionary basis, and an administration fee may be charged. You will not be permitted to buy tickets for a non-household group.

For NHS Test and Trace purposes , we will ask for your phone number when you buy a ticket. The other information you provide when you buy a day ticket (essential for insurance purposes) may be used for Test and Trace and shared with the NHS or public health officials if they request it to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We record attendance by season ticket holders, whose contact details we have on file. These may be used and shared as above.

More information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/maintaining-records-of-staff-customers-and-visitors-to-support-nhs-test-and-trace#when-information-should-be-shared-with-nhs-test-and-trace.

We have a cleaning protocol in place for our equipment and facilities, and hand sanitiser and cleaning products are provided outside the ticket office and in the toilets for visitor use.

Sorry no spectators!

Regretfully, we ask that spectators and sledgers do not come up to Yad Moss this season, because of the inability to Test and Trace these groups and to limit numbers on the hill.

Managing numbers

During Tier 4 and similar restrictions we will limit access to Yad Moss by selling day tickets online and in limited numbers the day before, available only to residents of the local area. This will not affect season ticket holders who can visit Yad Moss without making an advance booking.

Safety and first aid

We have also adapted our first aid and emergency protocols, but please take additional care to avoid injury and reduce additional pressure on the NHS and local emergency services.

Your decision

We are continuously reviewing our Covid-19 measures to ensure we comply with the latest guidance from Government and Snowsport England. Ultimately though it is your decision whether you feel comfortable joining us at Yad Moss this season.

Respect for others

As usual, we ask that you are considerate towards other members, towards local residents and local businesses and towards our volunteers when on the slope, in the car park and on the approach through the surrounding area. We also ask that you take notice of any instructions posted around Yad Moss, that you take your litter home with you and that you follow the skiing and countryside codes. 

If you have any questions about Yad Moss, including the COVID 19 mitigation measures we are putting in place or queries about GDPR, please email secretary@yadmoss.co.uk. 

We hope that you will be able to continue visiting Yad Moss and look forward to seeing you on the hill. May it snow forever!