The Trustees of the Pilgrim Heritage Sailing Foundation are acting responsibly with their management and operation of Pilgrim and our various facilities in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Welfare of guests, crew and volunteers is paramount and is guiding our decision making and operating policies.

The Foundation Trustees agreed a new Covid Policy on 7th March 2022 to be adopted with immediate effect. The new Policy reflects recent changes in government guidance and regulation. For UK sailings within local waters and between local ports there will no longer be any obligation to undertake testing prior to departure for guests or for crew. We encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated but this is no longer a requirement for boarding. The same also applies to Foundation activities on the vessel and at our other facilities and also for public and educational visits to Pilgrim. However, the individual use of lateral flow tests prior to departure on residential sailings is encouraged to reduce the risk of illnesses and infection occurring onboard during a cruise.

For sailings to destinations outside the UK, everyone onboard at the time will need to conform with the requirements of the country being visited. We will contact those crew members with specific information relating to their sailing.

This Policy will be updated from time to time as circumstances change and booked guests will be advised of any changes by email.