Club Actions to Combat Coronavirus - Updated 26/3
Published 13:35 on 18 Mar 2020
Update 26/3 - We have now had formal notification from the Army that access to Thorney Island is prohibited, with immediate effect and until further notice.
The coronavirus is spreading rapidly and it is everyone's responsibility to do what they can to reduce the impact. The Club is taking the situation seriously and we need to mitigate as much as possible the chance of spreading the virus through club events.
Your committee has considered what action should be taken and decided, reluctantly, that ALL club organised events will be cancelled until the end of April at which time we will assess the situation and make a decision on whether to cancel further events. This will be done on a rolling four week cycle until we deem it is safe to resume activities. Hopefully before the end of the sailing season!
This means that immediately all club organised racing will cease, the bar will close, the New Members Reception will be postponed and all training courses will be cancelled with the exception of the First Aid courses being run by AISTC.That may change.
This does not stop members coming down with friends, or with the family, to take their boat out. This will be individual members decisions. The clubhouse and facilities which will remain open.They should however when using the clubhouse try to avoid close contact with others and take it in turns to use the kitchen and the changing facilities if busy. The Gents is now available for use although only 2 showers are currently servicable. On entering the clubhouse the first thing members should do is wash their hands for 20 seconds. Please do not enter the premises if you feel unwell or have tested positive for Covid-19.
Thank you to all those members who have volunteered for activities in March and April. Obviously you will not be able to fullfill those duties so please volunteer again when normal service resumes.
You will be notified when we have more news.