BYC Latest Covid19 Regulations (update 27th March 2021).
Published 00:00 on 27 Mar 2021
"BYC Roadmap for Return to Boating Activity & Club Re-opening"
Please see the file at the bottom of this page containing a matrix showing our club's Roadmap for the return to both boating activity and the re-opening of the clubhouse and site. This Roadmap is based on the Governments current restrictions and guidelines detailed in their document "Covid19 Response Spring 2021" which includes their "four step" roadmap, plus the interpretations of both the Royal Yachting Association and British Rowing.
We are delighted to welcome our members back to the Club from Monday 29th March, albeit on a phased re-opening of the facilities to comply with the Government's current Roadmap. Our latest Roadmap matrix can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Members will be required to follow the guidelines and restrictions in place throughout each step.
Return to boating and working on boats from Monday 29th March
Under the current Government roadmap "Step 1 Phase 2", members will be permitted to go boating from the club's site, use the club slipway, and to work on their boats from Monday 29th March. However, staying overnight on your boat will not be permitted until 12th April but then ONLY with members of your own household. Overnight Rule of 6 or 2 households will apply with Roadmap Step 3 (with current advised timing NO EARLIER than 17th May). Dinghy racing will recommence on Saturday 3rd April with the 1st Spring Series.
Club Bar re-opening on Wednesday 14th April
The bar will re-open on Wednesday, 14th April with reduced times (click here for days and times). To comply with the Government's Roadmap, in the interim all drinks will have to be consumed outside whilst seated, until Roadmap Step 3 (with current advised timing no earlier than 17th May). To provide some form of protection and comfort for members and their guests, we will be erecting covered areas in accordance with Covid Regulations.The formal procedure for ordering and distribution of drinks will be advised separately.
Welcoming our new Caterer 'Nichola and Stacey' - starting Saturday 17th April
We are delighted to announce that we have been able to secure a new caterer who will be joining us on Saturday 17th April. Nichola, along with her assistant, Stacey will be providing a selection of 'Bar Meals' at the club, initially at weekends only, and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes commencing at a later date. Nichola is also a professional cake maker, so expect to see many of her products on sale at Benfleet Yacht Club. To comply with the Government's Roadmap, in the interim all food will have to be consumed outside whilst seated, until Roadmap Step 3 (with current advised timing no earlier than 17th May). The formal procedure for ordering food will be advised separately.
Unfortunately, we have to remind you that the following restrictions will still be in place for the time being:
- Maintain social distancing - both inside and outside the clubhouse.
- Wear face coverings whilst inside the clubhouse, when ordering food & drink, and when using the toilets & changing rooms.
- Frequent hand washing & sanitising.
- Follow the 'one-way' system when accessing and whilst inside the clubhouse.
- Sign the Attendance List or Register on the Government Track & Trace App.
- Further details will be advised separately.
- Further updates to the above may be issued as and when necessary.
Members are again reminded to CLOSE AND LOCK the main front gate when both ENTERING AND LEAVING the site. The large majority of members have complied with this requirement over the past months, but unfortunately, one or two do not. We must remind all members that it's your property we are seeking to protect.
PS: two formats of our Roadmap matrix are included below. The first consolidated into a single page, which may be too compact for some, and the second spread over two pages.