In light of the Covid pandemic, the UKDMC have revised the medical form which we use.
This has just been released and is not yet on the website. In addition our medical referee has been on compassionate leave, but will be available for consultation if necessary from 1st July.
It would be advisable therefore to delay submitting your medical form until then especially if you have had or suspect you have had Covid 19.
Eyemouth: Green Ends Gully and Nestends06/06/2020
You may have heard some news about the access road to this popular dive site. It is hoped the access road can be re-routed.
The harbour trust are keen to hear the views of interested parties including the diving community.
ScotSAC has been in touch with Eyemouth Harbour trust today and the NDO is to attend a meeting on Tuesday at which interested parties will have the opportunity to discuss the way forward and to provide information about usage of the site.
Christine Bell, Business Manager for Eyemouth Harbour Trust offered this,
“For background: Eyemouth Harbour Trust intend to lease an area at Gunsgreen Basin to construct an operations and maintenance facility for an offshore windfarm. This will bring new employers into the town and we have had generally positive feedback so far following local consultation. The development will alter the layout of the area to the north of the basin. This will cover the current entry point to the dive shore access road, therefore realignment and embankment engineering are required. There has been some misguided speculation over the last 24 hours on social media but to clarify the situation, the intention is to relocate the access route, not close it. Options for alternative routes are being considered with a view to submitting a planning application in the near future”
BDSG - Diving in the Covid/Post-Covid Era29/05/2020
BDSG - COVID-19 release #1.pdf
Please read the attached statement from the British Diving Safety Group. Although the statement refers to the UK, in Scotland we are still being advised to stay at home.
Please note Caledonia House, ScotSAC Headquarters is now closed until further notice. Dannielle will be still working from home replying to emails.
A temporary contact number is available if you need to speak to her please call: 07543 673616
You can pay your renewal fee and send an updated medical through the ScotSAC website as normal. Unfortunately new cards will have to wait until the office opens again.
Keep checking the website for updates. We appreciate your patience at this difficult time.
In case of an emergency contact email@example.com
ScotSAC hopes all members and their families stay safe and well in the coming weeks and maybe months.
All members are advised to heed the general advice about hand washing and social distancing which are the main methods of keeping yourself and others safe.
Further information can be found here
If this link does not work you can google NHS Inform
In addition members should avoid sharing regulators and branches should consider allocating a set of regulators to each trainee. If this is not feasible then the equipment should be washed thoroughly and allowed to air dry for 3 days before being used again.