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CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)UPDATE 12 September 2020

  • covid 19

    12 September 2020

    Dear members

    Following this week’s announcement on tightening of restrictions to manage the increase in Coronavirus cases in England I would like to inform you of the actions the club is taking to comply with the new laws that will be in place on Monday.

    We have followed the RYA advice published on their website and I have attended a RYA webinar to see how other clubs are dealing with the changes.

    We will continue to keep the sailing club open with the same levels of access to the water that we have been enjoying over the last month or so, to summarise this is:

    1. There are small duty teams for Saturday afternoons and Sundays.
    2. Groups of up to 6 boats may sail on the reservoir under the current off day rules outside of duty team cover (multiple groups may sail at the same time).
    3. Please come ready to sail as the changing rooms and clubhouse are closed (the toilets may be used 1 person at a time).
    4. Training may take place provided the group size is kept to 6, including the instructor.
    5. Club boats may be used when there is a duty team (double handers must be members of the same household) please wipe down the boats before and after use with the cleaning materials provided.
    6. Sailing is permitted in single handers.
    7. Members double handed boats (not club boats) may be sailed with mixed households following the RYA advice, please read this prior to sailing at the club.
    8. Hand washing facilities and sanitisers have been provided outdoors, please use them.
    9. Follow social distancing rules (please keep to 2m when on the banks or the lower dingy park area).
    10. Do not come to the sailing club if you are unwell.

    However, we have put some limitations on planned open meetings so as to limit the number of visitors on our site to a number that we can manage in groups of 6 and maintain social distancing. Entries must be made in advance via our online booking system and we will require anyone attending these organised events to provide their contact details for the Government’s track and trace scheme.

    Our plans to reopen the clubhouse have temporarily been put on hold. We will review this as the weather starts to become colder/wetter and once we understand how/if we could open the clubhouse and achieve the current Government requirements.

    Finally, as the areas on the bank are quite narrow I would ask all members to keep to 2m social distancing when on the shore, wash your hands regularly at the washing stations provided or use the hand sanitisers.

    Nick Marley
    Commodore IBRSC

    Previous Coronavirus communications:

    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 26 July 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 8/6/2020 (updated 11/6/2020)

    Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update 5/6/2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 11/5/2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 17/4/2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 3/4/2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 19/3/2020

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