Covid update 26th September 2020

You will be aware that the change in COVID-19 regulations in force from Thursday 24th September have yet further implications for clubhouse and catering arrangements at NBYC. 

Face Coverings
Face coverings must be worn when inside the clubhouse, including the toilets.
The exception to this is when a member is seated in the clubhouse and consuming food or drink.

Ordering Food & Drink
As we are licensed premises we are no longer allowed to serve you from the hatch, galley or bar and all food and drink must now be ordered and served to you at a table, both inside and outside.
We have explored all possible alternatives for making the service as simple as possible and drawn on the advice of many including the District Council, but it is clear there is no other option.

We will have staff, front of house to take your order, serve you and take your payment (contactless payment would be preferred if possible.) but please understand that there may be service delays while we work around this.

‘Rule of 6’
Please also remember that the “Rule of 6” should continue to be followed.

Track & Trace
On a more positive note, it is now easier to meet the requirement to book into the club by using the NHS Covid-19 Track and Trace App.  Those using the app on their smartphones simply scan the QR Code on display around the clubhouse at entrances to the Clubhouse and Office. View instructions on how to download the app HERE.

These changes are being implemented to ensure we comply with the new legislation. It’s the last thing we wish to do but please help us by following them as ultimately, failure to do so would leave us with no option other than to close the bar and catering facility at NBYC until next season.

Thank you again for your continued support and understanding.

Season Extended!

We’re pleased to announce that we shall be extending the season until Sunday December 13th.

This is to allow you to make as much use of your membership as is possible.
More details to follow!

Covid update 13th September 2020

You will be only too aware that the change in COVID-19 regulations in force from Monday 14th September have implications for all of us at NBYC.

Contact Tracing
We are now legally obliged to maintain contact details of everyone who attends the club so we can share these details should a positive case of Covid be linked to NBYC. We will retain these records for a minimum of 21 days.

On arrival at the club during hours of opening, you MUST report to the office to record your contact details on the Contact Tracing Log. It is essential that everyone complies with this request.

“Rule of 6”
The law now requires that groups should be no greater than 6 people (in England that Includes children).
 
It is important that you only socialise within your group, and do not mix with another individual or group. We appreciate this will be difficult however that is the legal requirement and failure to abide by the regulation will threaten the reputation of NBYC.


I do understand that this will be contrary to the normal social, some may say table-hopping, nature of your time spent at NBYC but nonetheless it is important that we follow this instruction.

Comments received from some members previously have called into question the guidelines but whatever personal view may be held we are confined by the law. Club officers have been tasked with reminding members who appear to be mixing with other groups of this requirement.  I would ask that you understand that they are speaking to you for your own safety, the safety of others and the reputation of the club.

These changes are being implemented to ensure we comply with the new legislation. Please help us by following them as, ultimately, failure to do so would leave us with no option other than to close the bar and catering facility at NBYC.

Thank you again for your continued support and understanding.

Change in Covid Regulations announced 08-09-2020.

Tuesday’s (08-09-2020) announcement that further social distancing regulations are due to be enforced from this Monday reminds us that things are still far from normal. We await full details and will obviously advise you of how this affects us at NBYC as soon as possible but in the meantime we can confirm that until Monday things are still very much ‘as you were’.

Saturday morning training continues this weekend, as does the Sunday sailing programme:

10:00 to 12:30 – Dinghy Racing
12:30 to 14:00 – River Cruiser Racing
14:00 to 16:00 – Keelboat Racing

The bar and galley will be open as usual on Sunday.