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Suspension of club activities during Lockdown 3

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Published 20:51 on 5 Jan 2021

To comply with the national lockdown beginning 6th January 2021 the clubhouse is closed to all members with immediate effect and club boats are not available for use.

Dart Harbour have issued a Local Notice To Mariners which outlines restrictions on the use of the river:

  • Businesses and services involving outdoor sportsgrounds and facilities (including water sports venues) are required to cease carrying on that business or providing that service.
  • If you choose to exercise through activities such as swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking or rowing, then you should consider; a) do you feel this is within the spirit of the rules and b) the impact that this could have on the emergency services should you get in to difficulty. Consideration should also be given to the lack of traffic on the river therefore limited opportunities to report incidents.

Government guidance also states you should not travel outside your local area for your once per day exercise.

This decision will be reviewed as Government guidance evolves and our Covid page will be updated to reflect any changes.

Questions and Answers

Q: Can I use my own craft?
A: Yes the river is open for outdoor exercise, but please refer to Dart Harbour for up-to-date advice.

Q: Can I use the toilet?
A: No. Club buildings are closed to all members during the lockdown.

Q: Can I drive along the foreshore to retrieve my boat?
A: No. Our planning consent does not allow members to drive along the foreshore. Please float your boat to the quay slipway and retrieve from there. Any questions please contact commodore@sgba.org.uk

Last updated 20:41 on 7 January 2021

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