Dear Club Members – I trust you are all well
I am pleased to announce that in line with the latest Government guidance from the 4th July members of WMYC will once again be permitted to stay on their craft overnight. At the last committee meeting, it was agreed that this would be conditional on the toilets being opened at the same time. I can confirm that a daily cleaning regime has now been put in place and would ask that all members adhere to the ‘Instructions of Use’ put up on the wall. The aim is to better protect the safety of all users. Also, I am pleased to announce that the Veranda will be opened up, but unfortunately, for now, the clubhouse will remain closed.
Please do enjoy our new found freedoms but be aware that the Covid-19 virus is still in circulation. I would ask that members to continue keeping a safe distance of 2m from anyone who is not in their ‘bubble’ whenever possible.
Finally, I hope you all will be better able to relax, enjoy, and stay safe whilst messing about on the water.
I hope all members and their respective families are all well and that no one has been directly impacted by this deadly disease. Our thoughts are with all those who have been less fortunate.
Whilst the fight against the Covid-19 virus continues the UK Government has started to ease some of the lock down restrictions and in England at least this means we can take the first steps towards getting our club back open. During the lockdown period club officers and committee members of WMYC have been in active discussion with the RYA, MCA and other interested organisations to better understand and take on board the various messages and sometimes conflicting information presented by the UK Government.
Today WMYC held its first on-line committee meeting to discuss what steps the club should take to get the site up and running. The good news is that the club site will be open from 9am Monday 18th May, all be it in a limited capacity. The club house will remain closed but members will be able to access the site to work on their boats and in line with Government advice go sailing for exercise purposes. There is an accompanying document being produced by the Hon Sec Andy Sargent outlining how members will be asked to conduct themselves whilst on site, the success of which will determine how quickly we can move to the next stage.
Please stay alert, be respectful of other members and maintain social distancing at all times.
Lastly, if you choose to go on the water please bear in mind that the RNLI and MCA teams are running on reduced numbers and that any incident they attend puts their teams at risk, please be extra vigilant if venturing out.
I look forward to seeing you all in better times, under better circumstances.