As you are hopefully aware, the Prime Minister announced a National Lockdown last night (Monday 4th January 2021), with immediate effect, but written into law from the early hours of Wednesday morning. Having reviewed the document released last night, which is available to everyone on the gov.uk website, there is a clear directive that Outdoor Sports Venues must close. Sadly this means that we will need to close the club once again and all sailing/swimming activities must cease until the restrictions are lifted and access is restricted.
If members need to access the compound to undertake ‘Essential’ maintenance, or even collect their boat for winter storage, then this is possible, however please consider what is ‘essential’ maintenance in line with the government guidelines e.g. is replacing an old sticking cleat really ‘essential’
We will of course continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated with any further changes. Please stay safe through this latest transition period and we hope to see you all back before too long.