Covid-19 Guidance to members

Last updated Wednesday 16th June 2021

Following the Government announcement on 14 June we are held at Step 3 of the Government’s Roadmap. The club will continue to operate as it has for the past month or so and we hope that Step 4 will be announced on or after 19 July. Meanwhile please respect all existing social distancing practices.

Opening

The Club is now open every weekend and Wednesday afternoons and evenings with OOD and Safety Boat cover. Socially distanced  gatherings of up to 30 persons are permitted outdoors. 

You may now sit in the Clubroom where the rule of 6 persons or 2 households apply. Face masks must be worn in the Clubroom until you are seated.

Catering

Food and soft drinks, tea and coffee can be enjoyed in the clubroom or taken downstairs for consumption on the patio, order and collect from the Galley servery counter. To take advantage of a wrinkle in the Covid regulations we unfortunately cannot sell alcohol yet. However you may bring your own if you would like a beer etc with your lunch.

Refer to Wych’s Kitchen’s page for details of the menu and how to pre-order your food (recommended). A strict one-way system will be in operation, note that you must enter by the fire escape door, and leave using the normal door, descending by the internal stairs.  Please observe the signage.

Changing Rooms

The changing rooms are now available for use but we are following the Gov.uk guidance on Covid-19 and Grassroots Sports for Step 3 that says Changing rooms can open but their use should be minimised. » and “(members) should shower and change at home where possible.”

Please continue to do as you are at present, which is come to the club already changed ready to go sailing, but you may use the changing rooms to change into dry clothing afterwards. Leave your bags etc in your car, not in the changing room.  Observe the one-way system through the changing rooms and to access the men’s toilet.  The ladies changing room is accessed from the external door. Unfortunately we cannot open the showers until Step 4 which will be on or after 19th July.

Tally System

To limit the number of people in the changing rooms and to permit social distancing we can only allow a few in at a time and during Step 3 we will operate a tally system. If you want to get changed, please take a tally (a piece of black pipe with a coloured tape around it) from the buckets outside the Men’s and Ladies’ changing room doors. After changing please remember to return the tally to the bucket so that the next person can enter.

If all goes well, all restrictions will be lifted from Monday 19th July.