Following the move of all counties to Level 3 of the Plan For Living With COVID-19 on 7th October 2020, below is the interpretation of the revised guidelines on members & guests of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
|Current Level For Cork: Level 3||Government Guidance||Interpretation & Impact On Members & Guests|
|Social and family gatherings||No social or family gatherings should take place in other settings(outside your home or garden).||Members must avoid social gatherings on the club grounds and maintain social distancing at all times.|
|Organised indoor gatherings||These are controlled environments with a named event organiser, owner or manager.For example: business, training events, conferences, events in theatres and cinemas or other arts events (excluding sport). No organised indoor gatherings should take place.||No organised indoor gatherings should take place e.g social winter talks, prizegivings etc.|
|Organised outdoor gatherings||These are controlled environments with a named event organiser, owner or manager. For example: outdoor arts events, training events. Gatherings of up to 15 people can take place.||Socially distant gatherings of up to 15 people can take place ashore. This does not include water-based activity. Boats on the water are considered as self contained units independent of each other.|
|Sports||Outdoors: Non contact training only in pods of up to 15 (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship).||Only training/coaching for single handed, or multi handed with same household crew can take place with a limit of 15 per pod including coach.|
|Indoors: Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes.||No indoors classes can take place, these should move outdoors or go digital.|
|No matches or events to take place. Exemption: professional/elite/inter-county/club championship/horse-racing can take place behind closed doors.||All competitive activity (club, regional and national events) including dinghy and keelboat leagues is suspended.|
|Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars)||Restaurants and cafes (including bars or pubs serving food or wet pubs) may remain open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining or service to an absolute maximum of 15 people.||The club bar will remain open, operating to the Government guidelines. We will be serving a maximum of 15 members, outdoors. At this time we ask members to refrain from bringing guests to their table. Booking is not required but we recommend calling ahead to avoid disappointment. The opening hours will be as follows; Thursday 11:00 - 17:30, Friday 12:00 - 20:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 20:00, Monday 11:00 - 17:30 and closed Tuesday & Wednesday each week while we remain in Level 3.|
|Outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parks||All remain open with protective measures in place.||Playground remains open and will be cleaned regularly.|
|Those aged over 70 and the medically vulnerable||Those aged 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home.||Members and guests over 70 will use their own judgement as to whether then attend the club.|
|Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions||All venues closed.||The Sirius Exhibition will be closed.|
Other Points Of Clarity:
1. The use of face coverings for dinghy sailors in the dinghypark is mandatory, otherwise it is in line with the latest government guidelines.
2. It is the responsibility of skippers to maintain a list of crew members for contact tracing purposes.
3. The Health Declaration Form continues to be a requirement for all individuals taking to the water from the club. This only needs to be filled out again is circumstances surrounding your health change.
4. Cadet changing rooms will remain closed until further notice but we will continually review the possibility of reopening.
5. Social distancing must continue to be adhered to in line with Government guidelines.
6. Irish Sailing and Government guidelines for Level 3 should also be adhered to.