Covid-19 Guidance to members

Last updated Monday 19th April 2021

Following the announcement on Monday 22 February by the Government of the gradual release from COVID-19 restrictions in England the club will begin to progressively open for normal sailing operations starting from the Easter weekend. All dates are subject to change by the Government should there be any indication that infection levels are not falling as predicted.

The Club is now open every weekend and Bank Holiday Mondays with OOD and Safety Boat cover. Social distancing is still required and gatherings of a maximum of 6 persons is permitted. If you have any questions about whether it is safe to share a dinghy with someone from another household please refer to the RYA guidance here. The toilets will be open at weekends but changing rooms remain closed until further notice.

The rostering of same household safety boat crews may mean that Saturday Safety Boat cover is not always available, refer to the Club Duty page for further information.

Outdoor catering is also now availiable, with take-away food, hot beverages and soft drinks collected at the Galley servery counter, 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, please observe the signage. The rule of 6 and Social Distancing apply on the patio. Unfortunately alcohol cannot be served until Step 3 from May 22. 

After 17 May gatherings of up to 30 persons are permitted outdoors.

The Clubroom will open from 22 May for catering and bar orders indoors with table service. The rule of 6 and Social Distancing will apply, additionally face masks will be required except for when seated.

If all goes well, all restrictions will be lifted from Monday 21 June so that from Saturday 26 June, normal service will resume with full access to the clubhouse including changing rooms and showers.