Further to last week’s email, Carrickfergus Sailing Club is pleased to announce that its bar facilities will be open for members on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July, from 14:00 – 18:00. The clubhouse remains closed and only the bar staff, cleaning staff and committee members will have access. We had a successful calm and dry day last Saturday, followed by a wash out on Sunday, so fingers crossed for a good weekend!
Restrictions on social distancing remain and we all need to stay alert and safe to prevent further waves. While we want you to have fun meeting up with friends we need to be mindful that coronavirus has not gone away so please see reminders below for your safety:
• Stay 2 metres away from those not within your social or family bubble
• Use the hand sanitiser, disinfectant spray and blue roll
• Toilets available within changing rooms, accessible by side door
• Order your drinks from the waiting staff on the balcony, do not queue on the stairs
• Keep your tables tidy, dispose of empties in the bins provided
• Contactless is the preferred method of payment
• Your names will be recorded for tracing purposes, these records are kept for 3 weeks
• Only drinks purchased from the bar allowed, feel free to bring your own picnic or snacks
• Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
• Continue to close the main gate on arrival and departure
These are not normal times and as we slowly start to edge out of lockdown we ask you all for your co-operation, patience and support as the situation we find ourselves in is new to us all. The Committee are working hard to restore as many facilities as we can, always in line with Government and RYA guidelines. It is great to see our sailors are starting to get back on the water and we continue to plan for a return to club racing as soon as we can.
Things are changing so quickly and advice can sometimes change on a daily basis but our priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our members and of our staff. We will review the provision of the bar facility weekly and if social distancing is not adhered to we will consider closing again, until such times as it is safe to open up.
Please direct any 2020 Membership queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commodore and committee look forward to welcoming you back at Carrickfergus Sailing Club in the very near future.