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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 31st December 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 gatheringsNo social or family gatherings should take place outside of the home.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. No organised indoor gatherings should take place.No organised indoor gatherings should take place.
Organised outdoor gatheringsThese are controlled environments with a named event organiser, owner or manager. No organised outdoor gatherings should take place.No organised outdoor gatherings should take place.
Domestic travel restrictionsPeople will be required to stay at home except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, and will be permitted to take exercise within 5 km of home.Stay at home unless for essential travel and exercise within 5 kilometres of home.
SportsPeople may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.

No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place.

Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.
All competitive activity (club, regional and national events) including dinghy and keelboat leagues is suspended.

Training/Coaching for single handed individuals only.
WorkWork from home unless essential for work, which is an essential health, social care or other essential service and cannot be done from home.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 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 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.