Coronavirus

It is compulsory for all Members, guests, visitors and staff to check in when arriving onsite at RGYC via the Sine Pro App. Please see HERE for instructions on how to install and use.

 

COVID-19 Restrictions on Sailing

Following the State Government’s revised COVID 19 restrictions, sailing activities are now getting back to normal. From 23rd November 2020, normal crew numbers can be resumed and whilst on water and racing, social distancing guidelines are not required.

Please note that these easing of restrictions only apply to club racing and training activities whilst on water. Restrictions still apply whilst rigging and general congregating at the Club, particularly when inside the Club rooms.

Below is an excerpt from Australian Sailing relating to Club racing and training activities:

Sailing Specific Summary

  • Organised club racing and training for all members (adults and youth) can resume. This includes double handed dinghies and all forms of fully crewed keelboats, trailables and sports boats.
  • Masks and social distancing are no longer required while sailing.
  • There is no limit on the number of boats on the water for racing or training.
  • Group sizes limited to 50 people (subject to a density quotient of 1 per 4sqm) in rigging area, keeping 1.5m social distancing unless wearing masks. Multiple groups of 50 to be separated by a clear and reasonable gap.
Sailing – General Guidance
  • Participants should, if possible, arrive ready for sailing.
  • Shared equipment should be reduced where possible; use of club equipment such as life jackets and club boats should be traced and limited, with all equipment sanitised between use.
  • Sign on/off recommended to be done electronically via phone, VHF or online.
  • Clubs must have a COVID safe plan that is communicated to members and includes protocols to ensure participants are free of coronavirus symptoms and a process for action, should a member or participant show up to the club with coronavirus symptoms.
  • Clubs are encouraged to place regular signage around club facilities, hard stands and rigging areas, promoting the wearing of masks while indoors, adhering to outside group sizes of 50, staying 1.5 meters apart and sanitizing of equipment.
  • Clubs must maintain a register of people entering the premises to allow contact tracing.
  • Clubs must maintain a register of participants/ competitors to allow contact tracing.
  • Club canteens, restaurants and cafes may open subject to the industry restart guidelines for hospitality. To apply both community sport and hospitality guidelines to a venue, then you must be able to segregate the two specific areas and then apply the relevant guidelines to the specific area.
  • Toilet and change room facilities may now open subject to the density quotient of 1 per 4sqm.
  • Participants are encouraged to get the flu shot.
  • Participants are encouraged to download the COVIDsafe app.
  • Participants regularly reminded not to take part if unwell.
  • Participants who suddenly feel unwell to be sent home and to follow govt Health Guidelines.
Masks
  • Still required indoors, except when eating/drinking. Masks must be worn indoors when standing/walking and where you can’t keep your distance.
  • Not required outdoors if you can keep a safe distance but you must carry a mask.

 

RESOURCES

To view the RGYC COVID-19 Safe Plan, please click HERE.


More Information:

Australian Sailing COVID-19 Information Hub

DOWNLOAD the COVIDSafe app

AIS Framework: Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment

Australian Government Department of Health Updates


Support:

Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14