BSAC has reviewed our guidance to reflect changes to the ongoing COVID-19 situation
A number of factors, including vaccination, seem to have lowered the rate and severity of COVID-19 infection. BSAC continues to monitor the situation and work with relevant agencies to ensure UK diving takes place in a responsible and safe manner.
Three steps to returning to diving safely…
1. Follow Government advice
The current Government guidance is “Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19”.
The main points are:
- Continuous cough and/or high temperature are the most common symptoms of the onset of coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Anyone displaying any symptoms should NOT engage in any activity outside the home
2. Follow the BSAC guidance (see below)
Using recommendations from government and specialists, BSAC has reviewed our guidance to provide a pragmatic easing of restrictions, whilst maintaining safety.
Some people remain particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 so more stringent precautions will still be available for those who need them.
3. Be conservative and follow your training
Minimise risk by taking an extra conservative approach to your diving.
Return to diving following COVID-19 infection
Divers who have suffered a COVID-19 infection need to follow the UK DMC scorecard system before returning to diving.
Along with other organisations who rely on them, BSAC will continue to encourage the UK DMC to review their advice as our understanding of the effects of the virus changes.
COVID-19 Safe Diving guidance documents
The guidance documents below are based on current information and will be regularly reviewed as our knowledge evolves.