2021/22 Drain Down Form

DRAIN DOWNS 2021-2022.doc


Donation made to Velindre Cancer Centre after our charity events this season. Well done to everyone who donated to such a worthwhile and important cause.

October 2021


Alert level 0


Help keep Wales safe:


·         External link opens in new tab or windowget both of your jabs

·         External link opens in new tab or windowget tested and self-isolate if you have symptoms

·         outdoors is safer than indoors

·         keep your distance when you can

·         wash your hands

·         External link opens in new tab or windowwear a face covering


Recent and upcoming changes

From Monday 11 October


People will be required to show the NHS COVID pass to prove they are either fully vaccinated or have a recent negative Lateral Flow Test to attend:

·         nightclubs

·         indoor non-seated events where over 500 people are mixing closely for prolonged periods

·         outdoor non-seated events where over 4,000 people are mixing closely for prolonged periods

·         any event of more than 10,000 people


Alert level 0: summary


At Alert Level 0, from 7 August 2021, there are no legal limits on the number of people who can meet, including in private homes, public places or at events. In addition all businesses and premises may be open.


However, we have not yet reached a position where we can remove all protections and – in line with the External link opens in new tab or windowlatest scientific and public health advice – we are keeping some key rules in place in law. In these respects collective responsibility is needed rather than personal choice.


Businesses, employers and other organisations must continue to undertake a specific coronavirus risk assessment and take reasonable measures to minimise exposure to, and the spread of, coronavirus.


Everyone must continue to External link opens in new tab or windowself-isolate for 10 days if they test positive for COVID-19.  If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive and you are aged 18 or over and not fully vaccinated, you must also self-isolate for 10 days.


Adults and children aged 11 and over must continue to wear External link opens in new tab or windowface-coverings in indoor public places, with the exception of hospitality settings such as restaurants, pubs, cafes or nightclubs.


6 August 2021

While it has been a difficult period for us all, our primary concern remains the safety of all our caravan owners/staff and being able to remain open. With us being a small team of staff, if any of us catch the virus we may be forced to close. The park has remained safe for the last 18 months therefore, we feel it unnecessary to take any risks which may affect the park operating.

The only change we will be making at this point, is from Friday 13th August we will no longer be offering table service and you can order your drinks from the bar as normal.

All procedures and facilities will be reviewed at the end of the season.


Many thanks for your anticipated co-operation.



Following feedback from many of you, we have decided to slightly amend the swimming pool booking system again to better suit the needs of all our caravan owners.
The swimming pool cleaning will now take place on Thursday mornings from 9:30am - 10:30am.
On this same day (every Thursday) we will book the pool sessions beginning at the last available slot and work our way back. This will enable those who cannot make AM sessions more flexibility and chance to enjoy the swimming pool facility.

Thus every Thursday the first available session will be from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and then 2:30pm - 3:30pm, and so on.

All other swimming pool rules apply as normal, but if you do have any further questions you can of course contact the park office.

Updated swimming pool rules 05/07/2021

Swimming pool bookings can only be made via the park office and must be made by 4:45pm the day before.

Note: We will return to cleaning the swimming pool every Monday 9:30am-10:30am.


Bookings can be made no more than 3 days in advance and you cannot book another slot until your most recent booking has finished. This is to give all caravan owners a fair chance to book and swim. (Other venues are currently fully booked on weekends until late September – we will avoid this.)


Bookings can only be made by the caravan owner (i.e. ‘Party Lead’) wishing to swim and not by anyone else on their behalf.


Due to a number of issues over the previous weekend, any late cancellations or no shows will result in a 14 day swimming pool suspension for all those people named on the booking. This is to again ensure that everyone who wants to swim has a fair chance to do so, and no sessions are wasted unnecessarily.


You must arrive and depart in your swimwear (i.e. “swim ready”). Access to the changing facilities/toilets/showers is not possible at this time.


There is a maximum limit of 6 swimmers per booking – all of whom must be named (with ages given for children – see supervision rules below) at the time of booking. Spectators are not permitted. A member of staff will check the names of those arriving against the booking made (caravan owner who made booking i.e. ‘Party Lead’ MUST be present) - anyone not listed will not be permitted entry.


Please arrive at the entry gate at least 5 minutes prior to your booking. The gate will not be reopened for latecomers. Your booking is for a one hour slot - however you will be asked to vacate the swimming pool 10-15 minutes from the end to allow time for exiting and sanitising before the next group.


All usual swimming pool rules apply. Supervision rules reminder:


Adult (18+yrs) + 1 child up to 3yrs = 1:1 (one adult to one child)

Adult + 2 children aged 4-7 = 1:2 (one adult to two children)

Adult + 4 children aged 8-15 = 1:4 (one adult to four children)

These procedures will be ongoing until further notice.

Please see the park office if you have any questions.