17th May 2021.
As you are no doubt aware today the country has entered stage 3 of the easing of the lockdown. This allows us to open the clubhouse to the membership. However, the law and the advice from the UK Government means we will still have some restrictions in place as follows.
IT IS IMPORTANT YOU ARE AWARE OF HOW WE ARE ALLOWED TO USE THE CLUBHOUSE SO PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL
These rules apply to all members whether you have or have not been vaccinated.
It is safer outside
All of the advice from the Government, SAGE and NHS reminds everyone that it is far safer to be outside than inside. So, wherever possible remain outside of the Clubhouse.
Clubhouse Upper Floor
- The external doors and windows must be kept open whenever anyone is in the clubhouse. Could all duty teams ensure that the doors and windows are opened upon arrival and closed when locking up.
- A one way system will be in place for entry and exit of the top floor of the clubhouse. Enter by the doors of the front entrance and exit by the doors near the bar.
- The internal door for the stair case between the upper and ground floors must only be used in an emergency or by the duty team for opening and locking up.
- YOU MUST SIGN IN when entering the clubhouse. It is a legal requirement that the club keeps a record of anyone entering the clubhouse. The names and contact details of everyone who has entered the clubhouse must be recorded. You need only sign in once i.e. if you enter the clubhouse 2 or more times, just sign in on the first time. A sign in book will be in the porch of the main entrance. If you are a member we only require you print your name (and those of any family members entering) and we do not require you to leave contact details provided the details you have given us with your membership are up to date.
- The clubhouse will have tables positioned meeting the current social distancing requirements. There will be a maximum of 6 chairs (and therefore people) per table. Do not move/rearrange the tables or chairs during normal club use. If training requires for the tables and chairs to be moved then the person organising the training is responsible to ensure the tables are put back to the social distancing requirements.
The Galley and Bar
- Facemasks must be worn by those serving food or drinks (a supply of disposable facemasks will be in available in the galley)
- Wherever possible consume food and drinks outside, we have chairs and tables overlooking the reservoir.
- If it is not possible to sit outside food can be served and consumed in the clubhouse. You must sit at one of the tables to eat food, again a maximum of six people per table and do not reorganise the tables or chairs.
- The bar chairs have been removed and no one is permitted to be at the bar area other then for purchasing drinks i.e. no stopping to chat at the bar
- Any drinks purchased from the bar must be immediately taken and consumed outside or at one of the tables, again a maximum of six people per table and do not reorganise the tables or chairs.
- Drinks from the bar will be given opened but not poured. Pour your drinks when you get back to your table or are outside of the clubhouse.
- Wherever possible please come dressed ready to sail and return home
- If this is not possible then the changing rooms may be used
- The external doors and windows must be kept open whenever anyone is in the changing rooms. Could all duty teams ensure that the doors and windows are opened upon arrival and closed when locking up.
- Anyone entering the changing room MUST SIGN IN. It is a legal requirement that the club keeps a record of anyone entering the clubhouse (the rules are the same as the MUST SIGN IN section of the Upper clubhouse)
- The showers will remain closed and must not be used (as per the guidelines the objective is to minimise the time anyone is in the changing rooms by providing only those facilities that are absolutely necessary)
- The changing rooms have 2m bays marked for social distancing safety. Be aware that this has severely reduced the capacity of how many members can use them at any one time (hence the above point on minimising time)
Facemasks and social distancing
- The law requires everyone to wear facemasks when indoors with some exceptions. As a sporting facility we do not need to wear facemasks when outside or if providing other sporting activity such as training indoors. However, even though not mandatory, the Government recommends that to wear facemasks indoors at all times
- Facemasks are required to be worn indoors for all nonsporting activity e.g. queuing for food or drinks
- Please keep a safe distance between yourself and others when in the clubhouse or follow the maximum of 6 per table when sitting down
- Catering duties will resume
- If you are not comfortable with working inside please let your Duty Officer know, ideally in advance of your duty or at the latest as soon as you arrive
- You must wear a facemask when working in the galley or bar (disposable facemasks will be available in the galley)
If you feel unwell do not come to the sailing club.
Finally, all these rules may seem a little complex to remember so we will have signage in place to remind people. The easiest way to remember is to follow the advice and stay outside whenever possible as it is safer.
Full details can be found on the Government website at this link:
Previous Coronavirus communications:
Club Reopeining - April 13th, 2021
National Lockdown - Stay at Home, January 5th 2021
Important Update on Tier 4 COVID procedures at IBRSC
COVID Update - Tier 4 safety precautions, 19 December 2020
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 1st December 2020 (updated 18th December)
NATIONAL LOCKDOWN - SUSPENSION OF ALL ACTIVITIES AT IBRSC - 5th November 2020
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 17 October 2020
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 12 September 2020
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