Sailing & Kayaking Resume

Post date: 14-May-2020 10:13:58

The Commodore is pleased to announce that with the Government's easing of lockdown restrictions and guidance from the RYA that Members may resume the use of the Club's facilities, with the following provisos:

• Do not come to the Club if you are:

• Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

• Self-isolating because you or a member of your family has experienced COVID-19 symptoms

• Following ‘stay at home’ or ‘shielding’ guidance because you are classed as a Clinically Vulnerable or Clinically Extremely Vulnerable person

• You must avoid using the clubhouse and other building facilities if you can possibly do so

• These are assessed as being the highest risk areas at the Club, where there are communal surfaces that would need to be cleaned after use, such as door handles, counters, changing rooms and toilet facilities

• You are responsible as an individual for cleaning before and after use any shared equipment or club boats that you wish to use

• The current advice is that the virus has a life of 72hrs on surfaces

• You are responsible for bringing your own cleaning materials and PPE that you believe is necessary for every activity that you will undertake at the club, including opening the access gate

• Please observe the social distancing instructions for 2m separation away from people outside your household

• This applies throughout the site including the car park, slipways, boat park and pontoons

• Please avoid forming ‘crowds’ should the site become busy

• You may decide that there are too many people present for your own safety

• You can 'meet up' with one person from outside your household, which enables recreational ‘buddy' sailing to be performed

• The Club will not be organising any events from the annual programme for the time being, including racing

• Multiple person occupancy of a craft is only allowed with people from your own household

• Please be aware that Members will not be asked to perform Safety Boat and OOD duties for the time being, and thus the level of supervision and safety cover is reduced under the current arrangements, especially at weekends

• This will influence the risk assessment you need to perform for on-water activities, including whether you are competent enough to use the boat in the prevailing conditions

• We must minimise the risk of needing to call out the emergency services

• Please remember to make sure the SESCA site is secure in all respects when you are the last person to leave.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions about this guidance. We will provide updates when we are advised accordingly.