SSC response to Coronavirus / Covid-19 situation
Ensuring the health and safety of all SSC members is essential. We are very much aware of the growing concerns around coronavirus (Covid-19) and the important role that our members have in keeping us all healthy.
We have decided that it is not reasonable to expect duty members to attend their duties so we are cancelling our sailing programme and training activities planned for 2020 until further notice.
We will be looking at the situation at the end of March with the view to probably cancel the planned start date and reschedule for the end of April, any change in the situation and you all will be duly notified.
If Members have recently travelled to any of the affected areas (gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public), or have knowingly come into contact with other persons who have, we respectfully request that you avoid the Club until such time as it can be confirmed you are not carrying the virus or you have completed the recommended 14 day self-isolation period.
If members are suffering any flu-like symptoms we also ask that you avoid visiting the club. If you have visited the club, and later fall ill, please let us know as soon as possible.
Keep your hands clean, wash regularly and thoroughly, for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. We will provide additional hand sanitizers for bar and galley staff.
Please be aware that members may be unable to perform their duties at short notice due to illness. The OOD may have to ask for volunteers at the club to enable sailing to go ahead, or cancel if we cannot provide sufficient cover.
We will keep you updated should the situation change.
Please note that the latest Government advice is available here: