TEYC COVID-19 Rules, Guidance & Risk Assessment


TEYC NOTICE TO MEMBERS – CLUBHOUSE

At the Thames Estuary Yacht Club, your safety is of our upmost concern. Sadly, we have had to close the clubhouse for some time and with COVID 19 there is a lot of unknown risk.

Coming to the Clubhouse is associated with risks and serious problems may arise. Following Government guidance, we have risk assessed our social space and have safe systems of work that we believe will reduce the risk as best we can. However, it is your choice, your decision, your responsibility and at your own risk. The Committee requests that you follow the rules below to improve safety to all members and staff.

General Rules and Guidance for Returning to The Clubhouse:

  • Please observe social distancing and do not go within 2 meters or 1 meter with risk mitigation (e.g. wearing a mask) where 2 meters is not viable
  • Please avoid touching common surfaces and regularly wash your hands
  • Please cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
  • Please proceed around the clubhouse with caution and consideration to others
  • The clubhouse and toilets including the balcony are now restricted spaces to avoid people getting too close to others
  • Ladies are asked to only use their toilet inside – one at a time and to use the cleaning equipment provided as well as wash their hands
  • Gentlemen are asked to only use the outside toilet one at a time and to use the cleaning equipment provided as well as wash their hands
  • Do not be afraid to ask another member ‘to keep their distance’, but always do so politely and with consideration so no-one will be offended
  • The number of people will be restricted at any one time. Tape will be placed on the floor inside the entrance to indicate a zone where people should wait to allow people into the building
  • The most senior flag officer will be responsible for notifying members when we are full and at that point it will be one in and one out
  • At all times the balcony doors and all windows will be open to facilitate airflow. You may need a jumper to keep warm

TEYC NOTICE TO MEMBERS – JETTY USE

At Thames Estuary Yacht Club your safety is always our priority. In these COVID19 times, there is a lot of unknown risk. Coming to the Club and going sailing is associated with risks, and serious problems may arise. It is your choice, your decision, your responsibility at your own risk. The Committee requests that you follow the rules below to improve safety to all members.

General Rules and Guidance:

  • Please observe social distancing at all times – do not go within 1 metre
  • Please avoid touching common surfaces and regularly wash your hands
  • Please cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
  • Please proceed around the jetty and other areas with caution and consideration to others
  • Do not be afraid to ask another member ‘to keep their distance’, but always do so politely and with consideration so they will not be offended
  • If the number of people on the Jetty becomes a risk, then restrictions may apply. This will only be introduced if absolutely necessary and only to protect our members
  • If you or anyone from your household or anyone you have had contact with are showing symptoms of COVID19 do not come to the club but follow Government guidelines such as ringing NHS 111. You MUST self-isolate for 14 days.
  • We recommend you bring your own sanitizer for outside use and wash your hands regularly to assist in keeping everyone safe. We remind you that you are at your own risk entirely and further recommend you carry your own PPE supplies if you think necessary
  • Do not share water or snacks while at the Club.

Unless the bar is open, when clubhouse rules apply, the clubhouse, toilets and changing rooms all remain closed

  • Please use the outside toilet for changing if necessary – if you need a key kindly ask. Consider arriving and leaving the club in your gear.
  • The outside showers can be switched on from this changing room using the blue switches by the door.
  • ONLY use the Toilet to change one at a time or with family members.
  • Use the wipes supplied to clean surfaces inside before and after use.
  • Clean the toilet with the supplied cleaning equipment each time you use it.
  • After use switch off the showers and lock the door.
  • DO NOT store anything in this room – it will be binned.

 


TEYC NOTICE TO MEMBERS BACK TO SAILING

Coming to the jetty and going sailing is associated with risks and serious problems may arise. It is your choice, your decision, your responsibility at your own risk. The Committee requests that you follow the rules below to improve safety to all members.

General Rules and Guidance for Returning to Water Activities:

  • Please observe social distancing at all times do not go within 1 metre
  • Please avoid touching common surfaces and regularly wash your hands
  • Please cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
  • Please proceed around the jetty and slipway with caution and consideration to others
  • Do not be afraid to ask another member ‘to keep their distance’, but always do so politely and with consideration so they will not be offended
  • If the number of people becomes a risk, then restrictions may apply. This will only be introduced if absolutely necessary and only to protect our members
  • If you or anyone from your household or anyone you have had contact with are showing symptoms of Covid 19 do not come to the club or dinghy park but follow Government guidelines such as ring NHS 111 and self-isolate for 14 days
  • We remind you that you are at your own risk entirely and further recommend you carry your own PPE and hand sanitizer
  • Do not share any food or snacks whilst on the jetty.

Movement and use of the Jetty and Slipway:

  • When setting up and rigging your boats please do so in a socially distanced way.
  • When walking and traveling around the jetty and passing others please ensure social distancing is observed at all times; if needed wait and let other pass.

On the Water Guidance:

  • Please be mindful of any actions you may take that could result in the requirement of emergency services
  • Supervised and any organised activities are limited at this point. You go afloat entirely at your own risk – we may facilitate a race in a short while.
  • All applicable TEYC rules still apply
  • Check your equipment to ensure it is fit to go afloat
  • Check tide times and go afloat on the incoming tide in preference
  • Check the weather forecast just before going afloat.
  • Consider the wind direction and strength – Northerly winds are more dangerous as its not so obvious to gauge the wind strength and when in trouble you will be blown away from the shore. Do not go if the conditions are above your ability.
  • Let someone know you are going afloat and when you have returned

 


TEYC Club House RISK ASSESSMENT (June) 2020