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COVID-19 Level 5 Guidelines

Following the move of all counties to Level 5 of the Plan For Living With COVID-19 on 22nd October 2020, below is the interpretation of the revised guidelines on members & guests of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Current Level For Cork: Level 5Government GuidanceInterpretation & Impact On Members & Guests
Social and family gatheringsIt is possible to meet with 1 other household in an outdoor setting which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.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 place.No organised indoor gatherings should take place e.g social winter talks.
Organised outdoor gatheringsThese are controlled environments with a named event organiser, owner or manager. For example: outdoor arts events, training events. No organised outdoor gatherings should take place.No organised outdoor gatherings should take place.
Domestic travel restrictionsStay at home.Stay at home unless for essential travel and exercise within 5 kilometres of home

Exemptions exist to take school aged children to coaching.
SportsNo training or matches should take place, with the following exceptions:

- Non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15

- All other training activities should be individual only.
All competitive activity (club, regional and national events) including dinghy and keelboat leagues is suspended.

Training/Coaching for single handed, or multi handed with same household crew can take place in pods of 15 including coaches.
WorkYou should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.The clubhouse and bar will be closed, some office based staff will work from home with phone lines and email still operational.

Outdoor staff will continue to work to ensure the safe provision of services for the operation of ports and harbours including maintenance and supervision of club slipways and marinas.
Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars)Take away food or delivery only.The clubhouse and bar will be closed.
Outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parksAll remain open with protective measures in place.Playground remains open and will be cleaned regularly.
Those aged over 70 and the medically vulnerableThose aged over 70 and the medically vulnerable are advised to continue to exercise personal judgement.Members and guests over 70 will use their own judgement as to whether they attend the club.
Museums, galleries and other cultural attractionsAll 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. 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.

3. Cadet changing rooms will remain closed until further notice

4. Social distancing must continue to be adhered to in line with Government guidelines.

5. Irish Sailing and Government guidelines for Level 5 should also be adhered to.