Covid-19 Bulletin: 19

Thu 22 Oct

Changes to our Club House Opening and Operating times: effective Sunday 1st November

Dear fellow members

The Lounge

Thank you for all the continuing messages of support for the decisions we have taken over the last eight months.

The overriding objective of your General Committee and Staff is to ensure that the Club is safe, warm, inviting and operates within the Covid-19 Rules. We will do all that we need to ensure that those objectives continue to be met.

Clearly, we are not able to hold larger gatherings at the Club, such as the very popular quiz night, winter talks and parties, which means that as the evening sailing stops, we cannot expect the turnover that we would normally have over the winter.

Additionally, our staff are required to do a lot more than usual in order to meet the legal requirements under Covid restrictions: meeting people at the door, showing you to your table, providing table service in the bar, as well as scrupulously cleaning and sanitising work surfaces, tables, menus and condiments. This all means additional staff hours with reduced turnover.

Consequently, as we move from the Summer period to the Autumn and Winter months, your General Committee has been reviewing the day to day finances and it is clear that the losses under current opening hours and the associated bar and catering services are not sustainable in the longer term.

To that end, your General Committee has agreed to various changes: The most obvious to you will be that, with effect from Sunday 1st November 2020, the club will be closed on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

As the special price deals come to an end, Tom will continue to offer his delicious meals Wednesday to Friday evening. As I am sure you will appreciate, there will be, as a consequence, some careful revision to the bar and catering selling prices. Our aim is to continue to provide nourishing, interesting meals and snacks in a safe environment and served to you. Menus and prices are kept updated on our website.

Please book and come to the Club, if you feel able.

We anticipate this level of service being in place until 1st April 2021, but, if circumstances change, we will look at this again. We have consulted with our staff colleagues and have their full understanding and agreement.

The daytime offerings are unchanged and are available seven days a week. For exact opening times please go to our website.

Subject to the current levels of take up of bar and catering offerings being maintained, our analysis suggests that the rate of shortfall will be similar to “pre Covid – 19” levels.

Opening Times From Sun 1 Nov


Mon - Tues 10:00 – 16:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 – 21:00
Sat 10:00 – 16:00
Sun 8:30 – 16:00


Sun 8:30 - 10:00


Mon - Sun* 12:00 - 14:30
* Sunday Roast is also on the menu


Wed - Fri 18:00 - 21:00

The Club House is required to close at 22:00

Your feedback, questions and comments are always welcome.

Thank you to the many members that have taken up my offer to join me for a “chat and a cuppa.” I am greatly enjoying these opportunities…
My contact details are below.

We will continue to keep you updated.

Wishing you good health.

Poole Yacht Club Commodore John