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COVID-19 Update From 12 April 2021

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Published 23:19 on 11 Apr 2021
So Step 2 of the Government Roadmap is upon us which allows some more relaxation of the current lockdown rules.

It has been fantastic to be back at the club, and from 12 April 2021 the Government rules change. Following the RYA Guidance the COVID-19 Team are happy to announce that we can further open the club in line with the following:

For full details and supporting documentation please click here

Visiting The Club
  • The club is open for members
  • Visitors and Guest allowed to attend organised club events only. Visitor and Guest sign in via the club COVID email.
  • You should minimise travel, however, travel for sport and exercise is permitted
  • You must log in to the club either with the NHS COVID-19 app or via the club COVID email
  • On shore gatherings of either six people (the 'rule of 6') or two households can take place
  • 2m Social Distancing rules must be always adhered to
  • Face coverings to be always worn inside any building (Toilets, Race Hut, Garages etc.)
  • The clubhouse is closed except for authorised members, race & safety management, bar duties or approved maintenance
  • The bar is open for service outside the clubhouse only
  • The galley is closed. We recommend members bring their own lunch (please take all rubbish home)
  • The changing rooms and single showers open. But we recommend "for essential use only". Use the Tally system for entry regardless of age. Wear face coverings and use hand sanitizer provided.
  • Changing is recommended before arrival or in the carpark to minimise the points of mass gatherings
  • The Disabled Toilets are open for a single person at a time, use the tally system regardless of your age. "No Tally-No Entry"
  • Hand sanitizer or disinfectant is provided at all entrances
  • No camping or overnight stays. To be reviewed at Step 3 of the Governments roadmap, no earlier than 17 May 2021.


On The Water
  • Boating is allowed including Sailing, Windsurfing, SUP and Kayak
  • Racing is permitted without restriction on entry numbers, the club racing calendar will start
  • Organised open events are permitted
  • Committee boat and Safety boat can be used
  • Voluntary duties are open and need to be booked, "No Race Officer or Safety - No Racing". You must book a duty for each series you are competing in and want to qualify.
  • Double handed sailing, committee, and safety boats at the discretion of the helm/driver and crew based on the "RYA Sailing & Racing in Mixed Households" document, attached.
  • Training and coaching are permitted, however whilst on shore social distancing, the rule of 6 or 2 households rules apply
  • Cadets will continue their coaching activities and adhere to on shore rules when not on the water

Please find attached a copy of the latest South Cerney SC Club Rules From 29 March poster and supporting documentation.

The COVID-19 Team will continually monitor the situation at the club and the Government Rules as we all work through their roadmap. Whilst the status of the virus is the driver for the government's roadmap, the next step is scheduled to be no earlier than 17th May; we will keep you informed of how this will affect the club as soon as we are sure this date will not slip.

We appreciate many members will not feel comfortable returning to the club until they feel safe which we totally respect. Our primary intention is to ensure we provide as safe an environment as possible for both members and the local community.

As our club is very visible from the village and other properties, we ask that a cautious and conciliatory approach is taken to returning to the club and water.

For full details and supporting documentation please click here

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the COVID-19 Team.

Vernon Perkins

Gary Morris

Paul Kimmens

Jonny Stevenson

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Last updated 19:22 on 14 July 2021

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