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WYC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - Updated Wednesday 31st March

Friends and members,
The General Committee is continuing to take RYA and government guidance with regards to the latest restrictions. In line with the latest RYA guidance:

  • Limited toilet facilities for members will open from Tuesday 30th March. The unisex toilet will be accessible from the outside entrance only for one person at a time, and will be open while Keith’s Coffee Hut is open (usually 8am to mid afternoon).
  • Organised sailing and racing will start on 2nd April for the Easter Nip and sailing to continue from that point as scheduled.
  • The bar is expected to open for outdoor, cashless table service only from 17th April on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
  • The clubhouse and changing rooms remain closed, apart from those who require access to work within the premises. Anyone requiring access to collect equipment should contact the Rear Commodore Sailing or Rear Commodore House.
  • 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.
  • We recommend that everyone visiting the club should be symptom-free tested regularly to protect yourselves and others.

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

 
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