SSC Covid 19 Guidance from 19th July 2021

As you know, all legal restrictions relating to Covid have been removed from today Monday 19th July. However, with rising cases we feel that some sensible precautions are appropriate to keep our members and guests as safe as possible over the coming weeks and months. It is important that our vulnerable members, both young and old, feel safe when they come to the club to sail or socialise, so please help by following the guidance below.

Outside – We are fortunate that sailing is relatively safe and we have a large, partially covered outdoor area for socialising. We would prefer members to socialise outdoors where possible and please respect members that wish to maintain 2+ metres social distance. We have plenty of room to social distance and socialise outside – please help yourself to chairs from the clubhouse

Clubhouse – Whilst cases are high we would ask that all doors (both patio and entrance) are left open to provide good ventilation through the building. You might wish to bring warm clothing when we get cooler evenings.

Bar and tea bar – The bar and tea bar might not be available so please bring your own refreshments unless advised otherwise.

Changing rooms – This is the highest risk area being indoors with relatively poor ventilation – We therefore suggest that the current limits of max 3 in gents and max 2 in the ladies are maintained. Please open all windows and keep changing time to a minimum.

Access/Hansa 303 double handed sailing – There are no restrictions on mixed household sailing so you are free to sail with who you wish. However, as it is impossible to distance in a double handed access boat, we would recommend caution when sailing with someone who isn’t a part of your household/bubble. You might wish to wear masks and/or take lateral flow tests in these situations.

Events – We might need to introduce additional measures for events depending on numbers attending, type of event and prevalence of Covid at the time. The event organisers will notify members/guests of any additional measures that we need to take.

Sign in – Test and trace continues so please sign in with either the QR code or on the paper sheets

If you wish to comment on any of our proposals please contact the Covid sub-committee

Covid sub-committee – Carl M, Joe L, John H, Mike W