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Start Date 8th March 29th March No earlier than 12th April No earlier than 17th May No earlier than 21st June
Can I go to the club? No, all sports clubs are closed. Stay at home rule still applies.

Skeleton staff on site

Yes, but you must comply with rules of 6 or 2 households outside only. Clubhouse still closed Yes, but you must comply with rules of 6 or 2 households outside only. Yes, but you must comply with rules of 6 or 2 households indoors and a maximum of 30 people outdoors Yes. The club is fully open
Is the office open? The office is staffed during the week but can only be contacted by phone or email The office is staffed during the week but with restricted access The office is staffed during the week but with restricted access The office is staffed during the week but with restricted access Fully open Monday to Saturday
Can I work on my boat on club grounds? No. The RYA advice is that boat maintenance does not qualify as exercise or recreation Yes but remember hands, face space at all times Yes but remember hands, face space at all times Yes but remember hands, face space at all times You should be sailing by now!
Can I have items for my boat delivered to the club? No. The club is not able to accept deliveries for others Yes by prior arrangement only. Yes by prior arrangement only. Yes by prior arrangement only. Yes
Can I launch my boat? A boat can only be launched from a public slipway. Yes Yes Yes You should be sailing by now!
Can the Bosun’s team launch boats? Yes, as part of the normal work schedule.. Under Covid guidelines Yes. Under Covid guidelines Yes. Under Covid guidelines Yes. Under Covid guidelines Yes
Can I go sailing? Yes. Exercise or recreation is permitted outdoors with one other person from a different household Yes but you must comply with the rule of 6 or 2 households Yes but you must comply with the rule of 6 or 2 households Yes but you must comply with the rule of 6 or 2 households Yes
Are the toilets open? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Are the changing rooms open No No Yes Yes Yes
Is the club organising racing? No No. While racing is permitted it is felt to be inadvisable with no changing rooms Yes. You are advised to follow the RYA guidelines on multi household sailing Yes. You are advised to follow the RYA guidelines on multi household sailing Yes
Is the club organising cruising? No. Organised events are not permitted No Yes you can stay overnight on your boat but one household only Yes you can stay overnight on your boat but one household only Yes
Is the club organising training? No No Yes. Outdoors only in small groups <= 6 Yes. Indoors with groups <=6, outdoors up to 30 Yes
Are the bar and galley open? No No Yes, outdoors service only and you must comply with the rule of 6 or 2 households Yes but you must comply with the rule of 6 or 2 households indoors and a maximum of 30 people outdoors Fully open

 

Useful information:

Covid FAQs in England from 5 Jan 2021.pdf (rya.org.uk)

RYA Sailing & Racing in Mixed Households.pdf

COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

What is the “Rule of 6 or 2 Households”?

Fundamentally this is the same as the rule of 6 we grew to be familiar with last year in that a maximum of six people from different households can gather together round a table for instance. The 2 households part allows for more than 6 people to gather if they are from no more than 2 households. It is important that all people from different households should observe social distancing.

Remember the Covid safety slogan at all times, Hands, Face, Space. Wash your hands, wear a face covering and give other people space to reduce the risk of cross contamination.