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Covid - New Tier 4

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Published 18:53 on 21 Dec 2020

On December 19th the Prime Minister introduced a more stringent set of restrictions that apply to people in the new Tier 4 "Stay at Home" areas. He also severely curtailed the previously announced relaxation of restrictions over the Christmas period. On December 23 it was announced that West Wittering (and all of Sussex) would move into Tier 4 from Boxing Day (December 26). Our sympathies are with all those whose Christmas plans have been affected by this. The implications of being in Tier 4 are explained on the Government website here and also in our updated Covid-19 Policy and guidance.

As it is December there aren't any planned Club activities taking place. However, there are a few members who may still need to remove their boats and equipment from the Club and possibly some hardy ones who may wish to sail privately over the winter. Below are the key messages:

  • From Boxing Day, unless you live in West Wittering, you should not visit the Club. So if you have equipment still there please email the Secretary describing what items remain. The Club and its premises are now closed.
  • No Club activities are programmed until March 2021 when our new season is planned to begin with the traditional Working Party to prepare the Hard and Car Park areas for the new season. This will only go ahead if the restrictions permit and further advice will be issued nearer the time.
  • Members living locally who wish to exercise by using their boats may do so but must not use Club facilities. The Parish chains can be used if members wish.
  • If you do plan to use a boat, please adhere at all times to the Tier 4 restrictions governing travel, staying overnight in the village and meeting other people. Don't take any risks that could lead to you needing assistance from the emergency services. Members have been informed of the RYA guidance on the risks of people from different households sailing together. This says it is up to members to assess and control these risks. In Tier 4 you may only exercise outdoors with members of your own household (or bubble), or with one other person (in which case social distancing rules apply).

Last updated 09:54 on 24 December 2020

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