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COVID Club access rules 25th Sept 2020

Please continue to help us keep you safe and keep the Club open

Update to the New Coronavirus Regulations in effect from Thursday 24th September

The Government have introduced further legislation and guidance to restrict the spread of Coronavirus. Please note we will be bringing these changes into force at Emsworth Sailing Club with immediate effect.

Additions or amendments to the previous arrangements for visiting the Club are in bold:

  • The group you arrive with at the Club must be a maximum of six persons and this must be the only group you are a member of during your time at the Club. Even if in joining two groups together you still in a group of fewer than six persons.
  • You must not mingle with other groups at any point either as an individual or as a group. You may no longer order food and drink from the bar. (see below for details)
  • The Club now has a legal obligation to keep records of all persons coming onto the premises for NHS Test & Trace purposes. Please ensure that at least one member of each group scans their Club membership card or wristband on the card reader at the entrance on arrival, even if the gate is open or somebody holds it open for you.
  • The Club is now registered with the formal NHS Test & Trace app, please download the app on a smartphone and scan the QR code which is displayed at all Club entrances.
  • The Club now also has a legal obligation to take all reasonable measures to ensure that the new regulations are always adhered to including the wearing of face coverings when inside the clubhouse. If you are asked to stop a particular activity or move apart by a member of staff or committee member, please follow their instructions and respect the fact that they are simply protecting the safety of members and preventing the Club being potentially prosecuted.
  • Members must always wear a face covering whilst in the clubhouse. The only exception to this is when seated and eating and/or drinking. If you have an exemption, please make this known to a member of staff who will offer you a sunflower lanyard to wear to ensure that you are not continuously asked to put one on.
  • Food and drink may now only be ordered and consumed if you are seated. This includes on the upper deck and other outside seating areas. Restaurant activities will be largely unaffected by this but additional indoor seating capacity is being opened up in the Snug and the North Room which Ollie will be issuing further information on how his team will be able to take your orders when seated here and outside.
  • The Club is now required to be closed by 2200 each day. There can be no exceptions to this, and it will be rigidly enforced please don't put Ollie and his team in a difficult position.

Rear Commodore House Cameron March has provided an update to the new access and catering at the club following these changes. Please follow this link to read this new item.

Finally, a reminder that whilst on-water activities and swimming are not affected by these changes in the law, the minute you finish doing the activity you are now gathering socially and the above applies.

Tim Keeping


24th September 2020

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