Shotwick Sailing Club Reopens

21st June 2020

Access is restricted and all members are asked read the detailed Health and Safety Risk Assessments before attending the club.

This is just a summary, please see letter from commodore below:

  • Social distancing rules obeyed,
  • All locks to be cleaned before and after every use,
  • Members only,
  • Masthead floats should be used,
  • No gatherings (including informal racing),
  • No changing facilities,
  • Toilets will be on a one in one out basis,
  • Take rubbish home,
  • All normal club rules apply.

Message to Members from the Commodore

Dear Member,
Following the information from the Welsh Assembly Government and the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) I am happy to advise that the facilities of the club are open to members on the following basis:
Club opened only to members for ad-hoc recreational use of the facilities not for organised gatherings.
All persons shall follow the current advice from the Welsh Government regarding social distancing and staying local, etc.
Anyone who is unwell with the symptoms of Covid-19 shall not attend the club.

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.

Everyone shall wash their hands or use hand sanitiser before and after touching common surfaces including the entry lock and key pad– and always after coughing, sneezing and before and after arriving and leaving the club. 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 to improve your ability to recover your boat from a capsize without outside assistance thereby maintaining social distancing.

Only members of the club and their immediate household may use the facilities.
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.
The facilities may need to close at short notice if it is suspected that a Covid 19 contact has visited the club.
These arrangements will be reviewed as new information is issued and following any feedback received.
Access codes to the club compound and club house will remain the same as the 2019 season until 17 July 2020.
2020 membership packs will be posted to members, who have renewed their membership (including completing and returning their membership form), within the next two weeks. Any member who has not renewed to date should do so as soon as possible.
I am glad we are now able to use facilities if only to a limited extent. I hope that shortly the restrictions will be eased further and we can recommence dinghy racing and the Friday night club night.
In the meantime, say safe and make use of the lake for recreation.
Kind Regards

Tim Bowden
Commodore Shotwick Lake Sailing

Important: Ensure you read this before visiting the club: COVID 19 Health and Safety Risk Assessment