Content last reviewed: 9th June 2021

Booking appontiments can be made for a 2h period from sunrise to sunset in the summer months, but make sure to leave enough time to return the punt before the next group need it. The punt outing must last no longer than 1.5 hours. The last 30 minutes of each appointment must be spent disinfecting the punt for the next group and returning the keys. To see the availability of the punt please visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZbrZFeG3Tg9G9Ao4QrksxEjuuI4ropxQZl3YgHQLhAQ/edit?usp=sharing.

After deciding on an available 2h slot, email your selection (date and time) with the following information to teddypunt@gmail.com:

  • Full names of all people taking part in the outing and your household information (e.g. college accommodation and house no. or private accommodation);
  • The phone number of the person making the booking;
  • The phone number of at least one person in each household who is part of the booking group. This is necessary to quickly trace and contact any/all participants should there be case(s) of COVID-19.

Once this information is received, it will be reviewed and if approved will appear on the spreadsheet. Booking cannot be made on the day of the desired booking slot. To cancel the booking please email teddypunt@gmail.com. If there is a change in the participant information, please email teddypunt@gmail.com at least 24h in advance or your access to the punt on the day may be refuseed. All changes must be approved! You cannot do changes on the day and failure to obey by the rules could lead to suspension of the punt access for the whole Teddy MCR community.

On the day you will find the keys and map of the punt’s location in the common room of NSE 17. Take the keys and your bodcard to Lady Margaret Hall Porters Lodge (right next door to NSE).

When you’re finished, please ensure you clean and desinfect the punt properly so that it is ready for the next group to enjoy safely. Following the clean up, please return all the equipment (locker 5) and ensure the punt is tied up at both ends and locked. Our spot up the channel is marked with a laminated page, please fasten the punt at this point and nowhere else on the channel. Lady Margaret Hall have allowed us to moor in their channel, so please respect their facilities and equipment. Please, return the keys to NSE 17 immediately!

Please respect your fellow MCR members by cleaning the punt and returning the keys promptly, as successive bookings will not be honoured until the keys and punt has been returned.


ADDITIONAL COVID RULES

We ask you to please follow these guidelines, in addition to the general guidelines about the punt (appended to this document). Ensure that you have read the entire list of guidelines in full before you book the punt. Given the severity of the issue, any failure to abide by these terms and conditions will result in suspension or even permanent exclusion from being able to use the punt.

In light of the current situation, and in addition to the existing rulesfor college punt use, we ask youto please:

  • Do NOT participate if you / anyone in your household have been infected or displayed any coronavirus symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone that has the virus, within the last 14 days.
  • Do NOT participate if you / anyone in your household is deemed to be in the vulnerable categories as defined in the current UK Government advice.
  • DO respect the following additional rules(ensure that you read all FIVE sections below)

1. Booking the punt

Every outing now needs to be booked via this page.

Currently, only current St Edmund Hall students, staff and fellows are allowed to book the punt. Guests are permitted on the punt if they are a household member of the person making the booking, or one other household. (A maximum of two households are allowed on the punt).

An additional 30 minute cleaning period will be added to every booking. Therefore, the maximum booking is now 1.5 hours. Use this additional 30 mins to clean and do not overrun the scheduled times.

The booking webpage provides a description section for the booking, in which you will need to include the following mandatory information about your contact details:

  1. Full names of all people taking part in the outing and your household information (e.g. college accommodation and house no. or private accommodation);
  2. The phone number of the person making the booking;
  3. The phone number of at least one person in each household who is part of the booking group. This is necessary to quickly trace and contact any/all participants should there be case(s) of COVID-19

2.Occupancy of Punts

Limited to up to two households per punt. The two household groups should keep social distancing at all times, i.e. by sitting in separate parts of the punt 2 meters apart and if necessary by wearing PPE.

In all cases, please make sure to keep to the government’s social distancing guidelines(2 meters apart), by keeping the appropriate distancethroughout the activity (embarking, punting, and returning)

3.Travel to NSE

When travelling to pick up the punt, one should follow best practice for travel, including minimising use of public transport; walking or cycling where possible; people from a household or support bubble can travel together in a vehicle. Ensure that you social distance from others when going to pick up the punt.

4.Key collection

Only a single person should pick up the keysfrom the LMH lodge. Masks must be worn inside the lodge, and in all marked areas within LMH (all inside spaces, and otheroutdoorspaces indicated by LMH).

5.General Punt Usage–COVID Requirements

Minimise time inside of the LMH punt house and make sure you arrive back with enough time to clean and return all items.

You must abide to the followingmandatorysanitation guidelines before AND after using the punt:

  • College will provide cleaning supplies in the LMH punt house, which must be used immediately before AND after using the punt, within your allocated time slot (your booking includes a mandatory 30 minute cleaning period). Inquire at the LMH porters’ lodge if you are unsure where to locate these supplies (but they should be visible and accessiblein the punt house, which is directly next to where our punt is moored).
  • When punt cleaning supplies are running low, you must email Belinda Huse, who is in charge of housekeeping: If there are no cleaning supplies, the people after your booking will not be able to use the punt, so please email belinda.huse@seh.ox.ac.uk(housekeeping) to ensure that there will be sufficient supplies for everyone to use. Your 30-minute extra cleaning time should cover the time it would take to send this email—please be considerate of others and do email her!
  • Ensure that you clean the seats of the punt, as well as any touchpoints, including the pole.
  • When the next group arrives, please maintain social distancing guidelines. If required, wait until the previously booked group has landed, cleaned everything, and left before you begin your turn.
  • Please do not linger insideof LMH so to limit any possible COVID risks

While punting:

  • Sharing of water bottle or other refreshment containers is strictly prohibited.
  • Hand sanitizer should be used before and after switching punt.
  • Social distance wherever possible on the puntd.Life jackets are recommended; you are liable for your own safety!