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 26/05/2021


Please see the latest information from government confirming the restrictions on hospitality. Essentially, it is business as usual plus masks inside by staff and customers. So, that is: QR sign-in, an updated COVID safe plan in place (noting masks being worn now) and 1:2 density limits on all defined spaces inside, plus masks indoors.

From 6pm Yesterday (Tuesday 25 May), the following restrictions are place in Greater Melbourne: private gatherings in residential homes are limited to five people informal public gatherings are limited to 30 people face masks must be worn indoors, except while eating or drinking

To clarify the announcement from government yesterday, we have confirmed that the only change to RBYC at this stage is that masks must be worn indoors except when eating or drinking.

The government acknowledges that clubs offer a controlled environment that comprises QR Check-in, COVID Marshalls, monitored density limits and an up to date COVIDSafe Plan.

Organised club racing and training for all sailors can take place. There is no requirement for face masks whilst sailing.
There is no limit on the number of boats on the water for racing or training.
Rigging space and marina / dock separation should be maintained while ashore keeping 1.5 meters social distance.

General Guidance
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.
Sign on/off must 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, staying 1.5 meters apart and sanitising 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 restriction
Toilet and change room facilities open
Participants are encouraged to get the flu shot
Participants regularly reminded not to take part if unwell
Participants who suddenly feel unwell to be sent home and to follow govt Health Guidelines

Increase capacity limit to 10 people at one time.
Members must still use fob key to gain entry
Towels must be carried by all gym users

Steam room and sauna
These is now open again.
All members must be respectful of space and sit on a towel in the sauna/steam room


1:2 density rule applied to determine room capacity
No limit on table sizes
All patrons must register using QR system