Covid 19

In this page you’ll be able to find all the latest updates on the Club’s policies in place at various stages of the COVID 19 epidemic.

Updated 29/10/2020

Sailing

Sailing specific summary:

18 YEARS OLD OR UNDER

  • Organised club racing and training for sailors 18 years old or under can resume (this includes double handed dinghies).
  • There is no limit on the number of boats on the water for racing or training.
  • If a parent/ guardian (19 years and older) are supporting the rigging of boats, then the area must be segmented into groups of 10 adults as a maximum (there is no specific distance required between groups, however, the areas for rigging must be obviously signed and separated).
  • Masks must be worn on land at all times.
  • Where adults over 18 years of age are sailing with children 18 and under, then the social distancing rule of 1.5 meters applies as outlined in the following section.
  • Coaches and officials over 18 years old must adhere to the 1.5m distancing requirements. Gathering limits will not apply to those reasonably necessary to conduct the training or competition as long as they are under the 10-person maximum (e.g. umpires, coaches).

ADULTS 19 YEARS AND OLDER

  • Organised club racing and training for Adults 19 years and older can resume if 1.5m social distancing can be adhered to while sailing for 90% of the time (Hiking/sitting shoulder to shoulder on the rail/ in the cockpit is NOT acceptable). Outside of key manoeuvres all crew must be able to social distance while sailing. It is recommended that crew numbers are reduced to allow adherence to this requirement.
  • Double handed dinghy sailing with people outside of your place of residence is NOT allowed.
  • There is no limit on the number of boats on the water for racing or training
  • Masks must be worn at all times (both on and off the water), unless sailing single-handed or with someone from your place of residence.
  • Rigging space and marina / dock separation should be maintained while ashore. Groups of 10 people maximum keeping 1.5 meters social distance.
  • Where adults over 18 years of age are sailing with children 18 and under, then the social distancing rule of 1.5 meters applies
  • You can go sailing recreationally in a keel boat as long as you keep the 1.5m distancing as per the racing requirements, if your crew does not live with you

GENERAL GUIDANCE

  • Participants should, if possible, arrive ready for sailing and leave immediately after sailing. Congregating for social activities after sailing is not recommended.
  • Shared equipment should be reduced where possible; use of club equipment such as life jackets and club boats should be traced and limited, with all equipment sanitised between use.
  • Owners may conduct servicing works that relate to providing Safe Operation of a vessel – a sensible, logical case needs to be made that the work relates to safety, is part of the regular service or logbook service, and/or is undertaken for risk prevention for when the vessel is back in the water
  • Sign on/off recommended to be done electronically via phone, VHF or online
  • Clubs must have a COVID safe plan that is communicated to members and includes protocols to ensure participants are free of coronavirus symptoms and a process for action, should a member or participant show up to the club with coronavirus symptoms.
  • Clubs are encouraged to place regular signage around club facilities, hard stands and rigging areas, promoting the wearing of masks, non-mixing of adults, adhering to group sizes of 10 adults, staying 1.5 meters apart and sanitizing of equipment.
  • Clubs must maintain a register of people entering the premises to allow contact tracing
  • Clubs must maintain a register of participants/ competitors to allow contact tracing
  • Cleaning of all equipment to take place before and after activity including participants own equipment and boats
  • Club canteens, restaurants and cafes may open in line with Government restrictions
  • Toilet and change room facilities may now open
  • Participants are encouraged to get the flu shot
  • Participants are encouraged to download the COVIDsafe app
  • Participants regularly reminded not to take part if unwell
  • Participants who suddenly feel unwell to be sent home and to follow govt Health Guidelines

Clubhouse

Venue capacity limits – 20 people inside (10 in each space), 50 outside – max 10 people per table – all patrons must be seated, wear a mask when not eating or drinking.

All diners will be required to provide name, phone number and table number EACH time they dine at Club. Please make you sure have QR app activated on phones to streamline process. Information required to be stored for 28 days.

Opening times:
Members’ Bar
Monday to Saturday 4-6pm Bar Service
Wednesday to Saturday Dinner 6:00 – 8:00pm

Restaurant Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday 7.30am – 2pm (coffee and cabinet food)
Friday 7.30am – 5pm (coffee, cabinet food and lunch)
Saturday and Sunday 8am – 5pm – coffee and brunch/lunch
Wednesday to Saturday 5-9pm – dinner

For bookings outside – see our website: https://rbyc.org.au/book-a-table/

Events

• Presentation night will be postponed to a later date

The staff at the club are doing their best to work within the guidelines and keep members safe, so we ask that members respect the limits of what the club can offer members.