APSTO member of Sport & Recreation Alliance

APSTO has now been approved as a member of the Sport & Recreation Alliance

The Sport & Recreation Alliance brings together the sport and recreation sector and supports its members to tackle the challenges and take advantage of opportunities. It is the voice of the sector with Government, policymakers and the media. It aims to help get the nation active at the grassroots by providing advice, support and guidance.

APSTO is now listed on the Sport & Recreation Alliance website here.

COVID-19 Restrictions

APSTO Advisory: Interpretation of the latest government restrictions regarding the national lockdown

The government has recently published information about the national lockdown. 

At present, there are virtually no scenarios whereby a diving instructor can abide by both the HSE Diving at Work 1997 Regulations (DWR) and the current COVID-19 Restrictions.

Therefore, APSTO advise that as a general principle, the training of divers according to HSE DWR cannot take place at this time.

APSTO is reviewing the situation on a constant basis and will provide further advice as the situation evolves.

New Member Organisation for APSTO

As the BSAC has a significant number of BSAC Centres who operate as businesses in the UK, the BSAC has joined APSTO to represent their interests. We are pleased to have their input as we try to represent the best interests of UK diving industry professionals.