How might Covid-19 (Coronavirus) affect my voyage with MST?

Covid-19 and 2021 bookings

We are currently working under the hope that all our 2021 voyages from April onwards will be able to go ahead as planned, and are taking bookings on all voyages and courses. 

In light of the continued changes to restrictions and infection levels around the country, we are continually reviewing whether voyages can go ahead and any changes will be communicated to participants in good time. We will only run voyages where we are happy that any risk from Covid-19 can be managed, and where we believe that it is safe and appropriate for us to do so. 

Flexible Dates 

If after booking you discover that you cannot sail with us for Covid-related reasons, you can move your booking to alternative dates at no charge up to and including the day of the voyage. This includes if exam or school arrangements change, the imposition of local restrictions and lockdowns or if you are required to self-isolate. 

Money Back Guarantee

If a voyage or course is cancelled due to Covid, all participants are entitled to a full refund. 

Rapid Testing

We are delighted to announce that MST now has its own in-house Covid antigen testing capability, so we are planning to test all staff and participants for Covid-19 as they join the boat. We hope that this, in tandem with our existing precautions and enhanced cleaning procedures, will enable us to safely run all of our voyages and courses in 2021.


Our testing programme will be delivered by suitably-trained staff using MHRA approved disposable lateral flow test kits. Covid lateral flow tests are not 100% effective, so this will be supplemented by other safety measures during the voyage. 


More details on Covid testing and other protocols for a safe voyage will be circulated to voyage participants as appropriate.


If you have any concerns or would like to know more, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff in the NHS and other organisations who are working so hard to combat this disease. Our prayers are with all those affected around the world.


There will be lots of people across the country who are trapped in their homes at this time because they are either sick, vulnerable or elderly. We urge you to check in with your neighbours and those in your community, and offer any practical, emotional or spiritual support you can, whilst continuing to protect yourself against the virus.

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