Step 4/July 19 at Dell Quay Sailing Club


The General Committee met on Monday 12th July following government announcement about the easing of restrictions. In broad terms, the General Committee recommends that members continue with the same Step 3 measures (hands, face, space, trace) while at the club.

  • Hands: The Club will continue to provide sanitiser and we would ask members to continue to use it.

  • Face: We strongly encourage all members to continue to wear masks in Club buildings. This is even more important for those on duty indoors (e.g. the bar and galley)

  • Space: Please continue to be conscious of and respect other members’ space when in and around the Club, avoid causing crowding inside buildings.

  • Trace: There will be no legal requirement to use the track and trace app, but we would strongly encourage members to do so to support protecting themselves and others.

As in the past, please do not come to the club if you have symptoms (or Covid!!)

There are some changes from Step 3 which are highlighted below. A summary of the main recommendations which will apply to each aspect of the club is published in the news section of the website and we ask that you read through it carefully.

The rationale behind our approach is balancing our wish to get as many people as possible participating at the club while also taking all reasonable steps to keep all members, including those volunteering, safe. This is against the background of government advice that the virus is still very much within the community and that although restrictions are being lifted, people should proceed with caution and slowly in their approach to daily life.

Our approach will be reviewed at the end of August and in the event of any further guidance from the government, RYA or other relevant authority.

Changes from step 3:

  1. The focus of the house committee will be to support water based events and activities such as the Fun Fridays, racing and Sunday Fundays. Some of the larger ‘social only’ events planned for the summer may be cancelled. We will not run the summer party scheduled for the 7th August. At this stage we intend to run the BBQ at the end of August as it usually attracts a smaller number.
  2. Galley/bar service will return to ordering from the counter/bar rather than table service only. We ask that members keep their distance and wear a face covering while ordering food and otherwise moving around the club;
  3. The number of meals for any catered social/sailing events will be limited, probably to 50 meals. This includes food bookings for Fun Fridays so please do book in advance via the website. Bookings for food from members will take priority over those for any guests. Guests will be confirmed or declined on the Thursday before the event.
  4. On the week days that the Victorias are racing we ask that members do not use the pontoon while the members of the fleet are on the pontoon racing. For July and August, those dates are: Friday 23rd July (11am). In August: Friday 6th (10.15am), Wednesday 11th (13.30), Tuesday 17th (18.45), Tuesday 24th (13.00).

Thank you all for your continued support and co-operation.

The General Committee