HotTug & COVID-19
update 1 july 2020

Dear visitors of the HotTug,

On July 1, 2020, the rules in Rotterdam around Corona were amended.
- Couples, housemates and families are still allowed in the HotTug.

For differently composed groups:
- All seats may be used during private transportation (car, bus, train, plane, boat) from A to B (1.5 meters distance is not necessary)

For the HotTug this means the following (for groups not from one household):
- You have to sail from A to B (eg from the HotTug station to a swimming spot);
- Recreation on board the HotTug should not be the primary objective. (for example you are allowed to meet);
- Your goal must be an activity outside the HotTug (eg swimming in the Oude Haven/Old Harbour);
Swimming is an activity outside the vessel and it is also possible to keep the 1.5 meters distance from each other. The water quality is also very good in the port. See sailing map

- Singing and / or shouting is prohibited
- Groups of more than 3 people cannot enter the dressing room at the same time
- The tenants must declare that they do not have any complaints that indicate Covid-19. (such as fever, dry cough, or fatigue)

Due to the coronavirus, we have consulted various authorities. Based on these conversations, we have come to the conclusion that we can continue our services in Rotterdam with a low risk of contamination for our customers and our staff.

However, the distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained in the HotTug with larger groups. Therefore we have the policy, we only allow couples, housemates and families.
Since we cannot check if you are living together in one house, we ask groups larger than four people to sign a statement that they come from one household.

Cleaning of the HotTug and the rental station
In a normal situation, the HotTug is cleaned before and after each trip with ecologically degradable soap and a high-pressure sprayer. The unique thing about the HotTug compared to a swimming pool is that each group gets its own clean bath water.
The toilet is also cleaned for each group and the dressing room is cleaned and tidy.

In addition to the usual cleaning, additional measures will now also be taken.

Extra measures
We shall clean the HotTug with disinfectant detergents. We will also add a safe dose of chlorine to the bath water.
Furthermore, all parts of the HotTug, the reception and the dressing area, that our guests touch with their hands, will be cleaned with disinfectant detergent. For instance, the top of the HotTug, the drinking containers, controls, tiller of the boat, the iPad for the contract, the door handles, benches, dressing room, heating, clothes hooks, the tap in the toilet, etc ...

Finally, we would like to request you to pay extra attention to the times of arrival that we communicate to you. This is to prevent contact with other HotTug visitors.

With these measures we hope to be able to offer you the quality that we would like to give and that you are used to from us.

We wish you a pleasant, carefree and relaxed experience in the HotTug!