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WYC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - Updated Tuesday 22nd December

Friends and members,
The General Committee is reviewing RYA and government guidance with regards to the latest restrictions. From 20th December Whitstable Yacht Club is in a Tier 4 area as defined by the Government. In line with the latest RYA guidance:

  • The bar and clubhouse will remain closed, apart from those who require access to work within the premises.
  • From Sunday 20th December our changing rooms and toilets are now closed. Anyone requiring access to collect equipment should contact the Rear Commodore Sailing or Rear Commodore House.
  • Under the Tier 4 regulations, non-organised water sport and sailing activities are allowed. All members should take notice and follow current government advice and restrictions when using club facilities or going on the water, and follow Safety Advice for Free Sailing and Water Sports.
  • Members continue to have access to the external storage areas (Upper Rigden and Stroud sheds), but should maintain social distancing, minimise time inside, and the surfaces you touch. Please take personal responsibility by using hand sanitiser, wearing disposable gloves and/or wiping down the surfaces you touch wherever possible. The NHS QR code for Test and Trace purposes is displayed on all building entrances.
  • All club meetings and social events are cancelled until further notice.

The RYA is providing us with updates as it continues to receive and interpret the implication of the Government rules on clubs, and the Covid sub group will update the News and Social Media channels with updates as we receive them from the RYA.
Thank you for your support in making this happen. The General Committee will regularly review the situation and we will share any further developments by email, on the website and social media with the aim to resume normal club activities as soon as it is safe to do so. 
Yours sincerely, 
Kelvin Tolson
Commodore, Whitstable Yacht Club