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Suspension of club activities due to Coronavirus

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Published 09:31 on 25 Mar 2020

Suspension of club activities due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It is with much regret and a heavy heart that given the latest Government advice and regulation, updated on the 23 rd March, the SGBA Exec Committee have decided that there is little alternative but to close the club premises with immediate effect and require that club boats are not used. We feel these steps are in line with Government advice to minimise the risk of the transmission of Coronavirus.

This decision will be reviewed as Government advice is updated.

We urge you to follow Government guidance and trust that doing so will minimise the impact of the virus. We wish you and your families well as we all struggle to deal with these very difficult circumstances.

Questions and Answers

Q: Training courses: What will happen to the Junior sailing/PB2/Adult beginners courses?
A: Unfortunately we have had to cancel both Junior sailing and all PB2 courses. As the situation changes we will review whether it is possible to run some of these courses later in the year. For all those that are booked on the Adult beginners course we hope that the situation may have improved by then to allow us to run that course.

Q: How about Sunday Sailing and boating events?
A: Given Governnment advice to "stop all gatherings of more than two people in public (excluding household groups)" we have no alternative but to cancel all Sunday Sailing and boating events until advice changes.

Q: Is rowing/kayaking not a legitimate form of exercise?
A: Yes however using shared equipment represents a risk even with mitigation measures in place and we felt that the club should not be encouraging activity that poses any risk of transmission, however small.

Will will update our Coronavirus status page as the situation changes.

Last updated 10:18 on 25 March 2020

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