Following the introduction of the new regulations concerning gatherings we have reviewed what we, as a Club need to do. The fact is not a lot because it is down to how our members and visitors behave. We remind everyone that they must keep social distancing (2 metres apart except with mitigation) and not gather in groups of more than 6 (including children).
Nevertheless, we have decided to close the bar from Thursday 17th September. This will help resist the temptations to gather in groups of more than 6 and not socially distance. It is also not economical to keep the bar open at this time. The lounge will remain open with limited socially distant seating, with no groups of more than 6 people.
The Wet Bar no longer has table service, only a takeaway service, but the new marquee provides sheltered seating outside.
Many of you will have seen the new signage, reinforcing the one way system and need for social distancing. Compliance with the one way system is better as a result, so thank you for that.
Fortunately the latest guidance from the RYA indicates that on-the-water activities are not affected by the new regulations and can continue as before.
STATEMENT FROM IAN WALKER – RYA DIRECTOR OF RACING – REGARDING CURRENT EVENT ATTENDANCE
“As regulations regarding Covid-19 tighten up again in the UK, it is more important than ever that sailors show consideration to others.
Before attending your club, or any event, please consider the risk profile of yourself and your close family, as well as the risk you may pose to others.
Club and event risk assessments and the protocols that stem from them are more important than ever. I would urge everyone to show understanding and respect for both clubs and their fellow competitors.
The RYA will continue to be inclusive in its approach and anybody choosing not to attend Youth or Junior Events, either as a precautionary measure, or due to illness or self-isolation, will not be negatively impacted in any RYA Squad or Training Group selections.
The RYA team will continue to support club, class and event organising committees with their difficult and nuanced decision making, with the aim being for as many people as possible to enjoy sailing and racing in a safe and Covid secure manner. Thank you”