Covid-19 Guidance to members

Last updated Wednesday 21st July 2021

For Government guidance, follow the links below to source documents.

Government guidance states As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, it is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk.

Covid 19 has not gone away and there remains a high risk of infection. Whilst you no longer need to maintain Social Distancing it is recommended that you minimise your number, proximity and duration of social contacts and meet outdoors wherever possible.

If you have any symptoms of Covid you must not come to the Club.

Although face coverings are no longer required indoors they are recommended in busy and crowded settings (eg public transport). The Sailing Club no longer requires the wearing of face coverings in the clubhouse. Individual preferences will however be respected and Wych’s Kitchen staff will continue to wear face coverings in the galley and clubroom.

From Monday 19 July the temporary club rules on one way routes through the building, use of changing room and showers were ended. Entry to the building for all purposes is through the front door, the Fire Escape doors that have been used for access to toilets will revert to being for emergency use only. Access to the clubroom is by the main stairs in both directions and the bar will be open when there is demand.

Hand Gel and Sanitising Spray bottles will continue to be available in key locations, please continue to wash your hands frequently and make use of the sanitising products especially as you enter the building and proceed to the clubroom.


Wych’s Kitchen will be present each Weekend serving breakfasts and lunches, afternoon cakes and tea. Attendance by club members on Wednesday evenings during the Covid 19 journey has been very low, so low that WK found they were having to dispose of unsold food. Until attendance on Wednesday evenings increases Sausage Rolls and Pasties (meat and Veggie/Vegan) will be left in the drinks refrigerator using an honesty box for payment. Club members note; it is in your hands to restore Wednesday evening to its former popularity.

Changing Rooms

Changing rooms and showers are now open, please ensure that fans are running and windows opened to maximise ventilation. If the fans are not running please advise the OOD who will have instructions on how to override time controls. The whole clubhouse is cleaned twice a week and our cleaner Clare has been asked to pay particular attention to the changing rooms environment. The entire water system of the clubhouse including the shower heads has been treated with biocide during the last week before Step 4.

The Tally System no longer applies however it is recommended that the changing rooms are not over-occupied so please wait a few minutes for others to shower and change if you are unable to find a clear space.