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East Anglian Sailing Trust

Waterside Centre, Levington, Suffolk, IP10 0LN

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2022.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is a hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 84cm and 105cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is not clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Levington.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Felixstowe.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.
  • Comments View
    • The sailing is seasonal and times may vary please check the website for more information.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 106cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The width of the door opening is 72cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located in front as you enter.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Main Entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Changing Places

  • The facility is located to the right as you enter.
  • The facility is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
  • The facility is located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
  • There is level access to the facility.
  • The facility surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • You do not need a key for the facility.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door may be difficult to open.
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the facility are 195cm x 350cm.
  • The ceiling height is not at a minimum of 2.4m.
  • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
  • The facility has not got a non-slip floor.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The facility toilet is peninsular.
  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Dropdown rails are provided.
  • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
  • There are no vertical grab rails for the toilet.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is a lever flush.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 88cm.
  • The toilet has a cistern.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
  • The length of the facility changing bench is 189cm (6ft 2in).
  • The facility hoist is mobile.
  • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • A privacy screen is not available.
  • The type of wash basin is fixed.
  • The height of the wash basin is 78cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • Wall mounted grab rails are not available at the wash basin.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm.
  • There is a towel dispenser.
  • The towel dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 116cm.
  • There is not a mirror.
  • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • There is a coat hook.
  • The height of the coat hook is 190cm from the floor.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey (20/01/2022) the changing place was being used to store wheelchairs.

Accessible Toilet (Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • The accessible toilet cubicle was being used for storage at the time of the survey.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 217cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 137cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a hoist available to assist people into getting into the boats.
    • There is a block and tackle to assist people when using the ramp with a wheelchair.