The Club was represented at the latest RYA Cymru webinar on getting back to sailing. There were lots of issues for clubs such as Port Dinorwig and Beaumaris, which have large memberships and restricted sailing areas, and Abersoch, which has to manage Covid safety on a crowded beach when the weather is good. Luckily it’s a bit easier for Llyn Brenig!
The Covid-19 Sub-group agreed that the procedures we used last year remain fit for purpose with a few minor tweaks. We don’t require pre-booking of attendance, and don’t think we are at risk of breaching regulations on numbers of participants. We do need to maintain an attendance log sheet, so we intend to have an Officer of the Day (OOD) each Sunday through the season, even if there is no organised racing. Please continue to find the OOD and report in with your family and any guests on arrival each Sunday. In addition you may wish to scan the NHS Track and Trace QR code which is displayed around the site.
We are asking all members to email in their Covid-19 declaration as per last year, just once for 2021, and to ensure that they advise the OOD and Club Secretary of any change in their Covid status immediately if this occurs. The declaration text is at the end of this bulletin for you to copy and email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not yet done so.
We have restarted racing as ‘an organised activity for adults’ in the context of the Welsh Government regulations.
Please do make use of the hand-washing facilities frequently. We have decided to provide liquid soap at each hand basin, but will not be providing towels. In particular, hand-wash before and after going into the training container to fetch sailing equipment.
We agreed that the risk of loaning out club wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets etc was low, providing that they were not used again for another week after each use. You will need to ask the OOD on the day if you need something. They will fetch the item(s) from upstairs and you must return the items to the OOD hut at the end of the day. Gear must not be swapped between participants. Please make any requests to the OOD early in the day and well before racing starts, as, if there is racing, they will be very busy from about 11:15 onwards.
- 4. GENERAL SAILING
4.1 As with all activities, the maintenance of SD2mR is a central component of the government’s approach to fighting COVID-19 and therefore must always be adhered to during the preparation for ‘on the water’ activities and during them.
4.2 All members will be required to complete a declaration regarding their understanding of and commitment to following the Club’s Byelaws and these COVID-19 additional rules and instructions to email@example.com before they can sail or participate in activities at the club.
4.3 The Secretary will maintain a register of members who have so declared, which will be made available to the Officer of the Day (OOD) on a weekly basis.
4.4 The wording of the declaration, to be copied and pasted into an email is:-
I agree not to attend the Club if I or any member of my party have had COVID19 symptoms in the last 10 days.
I have read and understood the Club’s policies, including the Club’s Byelaws and COVID-19 rules, and agree to comply with them at all times.
[Delete as appropriate] I am the lead member for a family group and I have ensured that all members of my family, including those not sailing but attending as helpers or spectators, also understand these guidelines and their responsibility to keep themselves and others safe from virus transmission.
Our 2021 season plans are based on the 2020 Return to Sailing Instructions located here (updated 5.10.2021). Please note the following points:
- Our Toilets are open for members wearing masks indoors
- We have provided cleaning wipes for the toilets; an external hand wash basin and elbow lever taps in the changing rooms
- Please bring your own towel and soap / detergent hand gel
- Our changing facilities are open but masks are required indoors but showers are not to be used
- Our Galley is CLOSED until further notice
- Maintain Social Distancing in line with Welsh Government Guidance