Using CSC During Covid Updated Step 3 - from 17th May 2021

Updated 2 weeks ago by Lindsey Weatherley

If you have Covid-19, display or are unwell with possible Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 Symptoms in the last 10 days stay away – do not come to the club.

Permitted Activities  

  • Lake & Open Spaces open for recreation and organised racing
  • Social Gatherings within Govt limits
  • Members permitted to bring family and friends guests
  • Vehicles allowed on site overnight
  • Overnight Stays Allowed
  • Casual Sailing allowed (base wind 26kt limit)
  • Other Water activities, including SUPs, rowing, kayaking,  canoeing, swimming, paddling, windsurfing allowed (base wind 26kt limit)
  • Gas BBQs are permitted whilst observing the governments advice. Fire pits must be off the ground
  • RYA Training - following RYA Guidance

Restricted Activities

  • Spectators are permitted at outdoor sport facility.

 When not taking part in organised sport, people should only gather in groups of up to 30 people outdoors, and groups of up to 6 people (or 2 households/bubbles) indoors.

  • Clubhouse remains closed to general access. (access only for maintenance, race duties, race sign where alternative not possible, medical emergency and training)
  • Changing rooms open - but restricted use - maximum numbers in each room
  • Disabled Toilet via rear door & Portaloos available
  • No Open Fires or Disposable / single use BBQs
  • Children’s Play Area and Jetty - Closed - Requires maintenance

We are relying on all members to comply with Govt. and CSC Guidance for the benefit of all to enjoy our club.  The committee do not want to police this with sanctions but will if necessary.  Please remember all committee members are volunteers but they are members first who also wish to enjoy the club.

Reducing the risk of transmission of the virus is our first priority.

General Consideration and Controls
  • Normal locking and unlocking of gates will be required -please take gloves or use sanitiser when using/touching locks and gate handle
  • We are asking members and visitors to check into the site using the NHS track and trace App - QR Code on gates by Power Boat slipway
  • Always follow government advice
  • Maintain social distancing at all times
  • Always be considerate in your actions
  • Children must be closely supervised
  • Bring all your own equipment - do not use any club equipment unless specifically asked to do so
  • If you are unwell with possible Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the club, follow government advice
  • If you have come into close contact with someone with Covid-19 symptoms follow government advice - do not come to the club
  • If you are vulnerable or fear catching the virus - do not come to the club
  • Hand Face Space

Clean your hands after touching common surfaces, coughing, sneezing and before/after being at the club.  Soap is provided by the hose near the entrance gate and tap outside kitchen window. The Club House Disabled Toilet is also available to use (I at a time)

Keep your distance -

Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.

  • Recreational Sailing - Mixed households - Subject to Social Distancing >2m, Rule of 6 or two households
  • Organised Racing and Training Mixed Households - Please read and Follow RYA Guidance - remember that this is aimed at everything from tinker to a super yacht – it is a balance of risks and mitigation should be followed
  • Do not sail beyond your capability.
  • Consider launching and recovery of your boat whilst maintaining social distancing.
  • Please return your launch trolley to your berth when sailing.

Other Water Users
  • Always use appropriate safety equipment
  • We are a sailing club, so please can sailing be given priority on the lake.  Other uses of the lake are welcome but be mindful of sailing boats, this is also a safety issue.  If you wish to paddle board, kayak, row, swim or generally mess around please keep to quieter areas or the sides, if you are in areas with sailing boats keep clear.  Remember you are responsible for your own safety.
  • Swimmers in particular should stay to the sides.  If you are open water swimming, especially front crawl do so when the lake is less busy with dinghies or swim in areas where dinghies are not likely to sail.  Prevailing winds will always favour different areas of the lake.  Please can all “open water” swimmers use tow buoys and have a spotter (on or off the water) .  These make it much easier for helms to spot swimmers

  • Park considerately allowing plenty of space around your car and others already parked
  • If walking around the lake and/or picnicking-park in the main camping field, there is plenty of space.

  • Please enjoy all the areas around the lake -remember there are public footpaths on the east and south boundaries
  • If using benches be aware others may have used them before.
  • Please do not move benches together
  • No open fires -under SSSi we are not allowed open fires on the ground - Use Off the ground Fire Pits - Protect the ground underneath to avoid burnt patches.

Barbeques/Outdoor cooking

Barbecues will be allowed, providing people are "scrupulous" about washing their hands, maintaining good hygiene and social distancing.

Purpose built, gas or charcoal barbecues, which are raised above the ground, may be used.  Please use barbeques in the camping areas (i.e. not in the boat parks or the grass areas surrounding the clubhouse)

To avoid the risk of fire

•Disposable or barbecues which sit on the ground must not be used. 

•You Must have a Bucket of water nearby

•You Must take coals home for dispersal – do NOT use club bins

Potential Covid-19 Exposure

If you display or are unwell with possible Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 Symptoms in the last 10 days stay away – Do not come to the club In the event that a member comes to the lake and then subsequently finds they have Covid-19 symptoms within a 10 day period, we ask that they email the club on giving the dates and times they were at the club. We will notify members there has been a potential case giving dates and times.

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection - GOV.UK (

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