Grafham Water Canines                          COVID-19 Safety Policies

UPDATE: All group training classes are currently suspended as we are located in a Tier 4 area from December 26th 2020.  Please feel free to browse our website and register your interest for future courses using the contact forms provided.  Most importantly, stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you when we can resume training in the New Year. 


The following policies apply for all Grafham Water Canines Dog Training classes once we go back to Tiers 1,2 or 3:

  1. Training classes can only be held at our secure private outdoors area at Grafham Water Sailing Club which has plenty of easy adjacent parking to allow clients to arrive and leave whilst remaining two metres apart.
  2. Classes will be limited to 6 people including the instructor.  A maximum of one person can accompany each dog to class and the names of all attendees will be noted by our staff. Permission may be granted for a second person to attend, depending on total class numbers.
  3. All clients will be required to use hand sanitiser upon entering class. Please bring your own if possible, otherwise we will have some available.
  4. Strict 2m social distancing at all times.  Equipment in the training field will be spaced out to ensure adequate distance between clients and instructors. Instructors may ask clients to move positions to adhere to this policy.
  5. Owners should touch only their own dogs and there will be no physical contact between the trainer and client or dog.  Owners should not touch any of the equipment in the training field.
  6. Clients will be asked to bring their own dog toys when required for class activities.
  7. New clients must text or email a photo of their dog’s vaccination certificate before attending class. If this is not possible, instructors will request clients read out current vaccination dates instead of handling certificates themselves.
  8. If you have symptoms of a cough, fever, signs of a cold or flu, impairment of smell and taste, or have had contact to persons with such symptoms, or to people testing positive with SARS-CoV-2 you should not attend classes under any circumstances, please stay home. Will we arrange a free catch up lesson when you are well again and offer extra email and phone support in the meantime.
  9. If you arrive to class visibly ill, you will be asked to leave.
  10. Cash payments cannot be accepted so please all enrolments and course payments must be done on the website
  11. If you are unable to attend your entire course, a credit will be added to your account to use when you are well.