NLHSC General Committee Update to Members on the Coronavirus Situation 16-05-2020

Dear Member,

I wanted to take the opportunity to update you on the General Committee’s preparations to enable a safe return to private sailing.

Since, our last update on the 12th May, we have:
  • Printed COVID-19 signage to be installed in key areas of the club next week
  • Purchased key items of PPE including Hand Sanitiser, Disposable Gloves and Blue Roll. This has been funded through a COVID-19 grant the Club has benefitted from. We have received about half of the PPE and are waiting for the other half to be delivered – this is expected early next week
  • Started work on a COVID-19 guidance document, in line with the RYA’s recommendations, and setting out a safe process to enable members to use the club facilities. This document is being prepared for the Committee to review and discuss at the next General Committee meeting (planned for Tuesday 19th May)
Given the excellent progress that has been made over the last few days the committee shall be reviewing the timeline we set out for a safe return to sailing at next Tuesday’s meeting and discussing the possibility of bringing forward the Monday June 1st date if our preparations allow.

When we return to Sailing, to accommodate Social Distancing measures, we will be asking members to minimise their use of communal club facilities. To enable this members’ may wish to consider the purchase of some or all of the following
  • Keeping a bottle of Hand Sanitiser in your Vehicle to use at the external club door and track gate
  • A Towelling Robe to allow changing into/out of Wet Gear without using the club changing rooms
  • Waterproof Car Seat Covers to allow travel to/from the club in Wet Gear
As postal deliveries are taking longer than normal at the moment we wanted to ensure members had an opportunity to purchase these items, should they choose to do so, in advance of a return to sailing.

We want to ensure that the sailing club is a safe environment and if any members feel they can help or contribute to a safe return to sailing please contact any member of the committee.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy,

NLHSC General Committee