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COVID-19 Level 3 Guidelines

Following the move of all counties to Level 3 of the Plan For Living With COVID-19 on 1st December 2020, below is the interpretation of the revised guidelines on members & guests of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Current Level For Ireland: Level 3Government GuidanceInterpretation & Impact On Members & Guests
Social and family gatheringsNo 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 gatheringsThese 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 placeNo organised indoor gatherings should take place e.g social winter talks, prizegivings etc
Organised outdoor gatheringsThese 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.
Face coverings are recommended in busy or crowded areas
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
SportsOutdoors: Non contact training only in pods of up to 15 Training/coaching for single handed, with a limit of 15 per pod including coach. Multi-household crews may also resume sailing in a pod system
Indoors: Individual training only. No exercise or dance classesNo indoors classes can take place, these should move outdoors or go digital
No matches or other sporting events should take placeAll competitive activity (club, regional and national events) including dinghy and keelboat leagues is suspended
Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars)From Friday 4 December, restaurants and pubs operating as restaurants (serving a substantial meal) can open for indoor dining with additional restrictions, including a requirement for meals to be prepared on site, inside the premises, with a maximum of 6 people per tableThe clubhouse reopen on Friday 4th December operating to the Government guidelines. We will be serving a maximum of 6 per table with a one member one guest policy. We recommend calling ahead to avoid disappointment. The opening hours will be as follows; Thursday 13:00 - 19:00, Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 22:00, Sunday 12:00 - 20:00, Monday 11:30 - 17:30 and closed Tuesday & Wednesday each week while we remain in Level 3. We will be closed on Christmas Day and will update you on Christmas trading hours next week. A substantial meal is required for alcohol to be served without exception.
Outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parksAll remain open with protective measures in placePlayground remains open and will be cleaned regularly
Those aged over 70 and the medically vulnerableThose 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 homeMembers and guests over 70 will use their own judgement as to whether then attend the club

Food Offering:

For alcohol to be served, it must accompany a substantial meal. We will have our standard offering of tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day along with freshly cooked pizzas. We will also have the following on offer which requires advance booking by phone- 

  • Tapas Board with locally baked brown bread € 10.50
  • Fresh Open Prawn Salad with brown bread € 10.90
  • Fresh Open Crab Salad with brown bread € 10.90 

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 if 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