Return to Boating After Wales Firebreak

Dear Member,

Following the information from the Welsh Assembly Government, the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and consideration by the Club Committee I am happy to advise that members resident in Wales can use the facilities for recreation from Monday 9th November 2020.

Unfortunately, residents of England are not permitted to use the club due to the current restrictions. 


Only members of the club and their immediate household may use the facilities.

Attendance at the club is voluntary and all sailors, spectators and others accept that being in closer proximity to more people increases the risk of contracting Covid 19. If in doubt do not attend.

All persons shall follow the current advice from the Welsh Government regarding social distancing.
Anyone who is unwell with the symptoms of Covid-19 shall not attend the club and prior to coming to the club shall undertake a self-assessment that they are clear of symptoms. 

Anyone who has contact with a family or household member who is unwell with the symptoms of Covid-19, shall not attend the club for a minimum of 14 days. 

Anyone who is quarantined due to Government Requirements shall not attend the club. 

If after visiting the club, you become ill with Covid 19 symptoms within a two-day period, please advise us immediately preferably by email at and you will receive a confirmation of receipt reply. 

The facilities may need to close at short notice if it is suspected that a Covid 19 contact has visited the club.

Everyone shall wash their hands or use hand sanitiser before and after touching common surfaces including the entry lock and keypad– and always after coughing, sneezing and before and after arriving at and leaving the club. 

Members should cover their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and avoid touching their face, nose and eyes. 

All members should bring their own hand sanitiser in case none is available at the club. If you notice any of the cleaning products / hand sanitiser missing, please advise a committee member.

Keep your distance and avoid being face to face with people outside your household.

Everyone must be conservative and considerate in their actions around the club.

Consider the current and forecast weather conditions and use the facilities within your limits. Be self-sufficient in terms of rescue, launching and recovery to avoid involving others. The use of mast-head buoyancy is recommended for recreational sailing, to improve your ability to recover your boat from a capsize without outside assistance, thereby maintaining social distancing.

The club house is not available to members except for the male toilet (now designated as a unisex toilet) that is available. Members shall use the hand sanitiser and sanitising spray available to clean surfaces before and after use to protect themselves and others. Water within the WC is suitable for handwashing but not for drinking. Access to the WC shall be controlled with a vacant / engaged sign at the entrance to the clubhouse to maintain social distancing, which means one person at a time, unless part of the same household.

Access will be available to the first aid kit, defibrillator and telephone.

Members must follow the requirements of the Club byelaws, General and Fire risk assessments and Covid 19 risk assessment (copy attached).

There will be no drinking water available at the club and members should bring their own food and drink. Please take any rubbish home.

Do not share equipment, drinks bottles etc with others outside your household.

Equipment such as lawn mowers and gardening tools will not be available, and members should bring their own hand tools to tidy their berths.

Members should change prior to arriving at the club since no facilities will be available.

I would like to thank you for your support in these uncertain times.

We have also arranged a Zoom Presentation Evening on Tuesday 8 December 2020 @ 19.30 so please hold the date. Further details will follow at the end of November.

Kind Regards,
Tim Bowden 
Commodore Shotwick Lake Sailing