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New Covid Rules

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Published 07:54 on 5 Dec 2020

On 2nd December the Government returned England from the previous national lockdown regulations to a system of 3 Tiers similar to those it first introduced in October 2020. A new Statutory Instrument was issued which set out the slightly revised regulations in each of the 3 Tier Zones. We have updated our Covid-19 Policy to reflect this change.

As we are now in December there aren't any planned Club activities taking place. However, members may still need to remove their boats and equipment from the Club and the Hard and some may wish to sail privately over the winter. Below are the key messages:

  • Unless members live in a Tier 3 Zone, they can now visit the Club premises to remove boats and equipment. We will extend the period for this until December 31 2020 so members can plan these visits and avoid making unnecessary journeys. Tier 3 members should email the Club.
  • No Club activities are planned until in March 2021 our new season begins with the traditional Working Party to prepare the Hard and Car Park areas for the new season. This will go ahead if the Tier Zone for the Club hasn't been revised upwards and the relevant guidance remains unchanged; members from Tier 3 Zones should not take part.
  • Members who wish to use their boats while the Club is closed may do so but must not use Club facilities. Unless you are removing your property, the Club is closed to members and all boats must be removed from the Car Park and Club chains on the Hard. The Parish chains can be used if members wish.
  • If you are using a boat, please be especially careful and 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. The Tier Zone of each of those sailing together is clearly an important factor in this risk assessment.

We will advise members when and if the Covid risk level and hence restrictions relevant to the Club change (i.e. if it increases from its current Tier 2 (High risk) designation). Members are responsible for understanding the risk level of the area where they live and acting in accordance with the relevant regulations and guidance appropriate to that level when visiting the Club.

You can read the latest message to members here.

Last updated 11:12 on 17 August 2021

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