Covid-19 Bulletin: 5

Tue 31 Mar

Dear Members

Since the last Bulletin (26th March 2020), we will all have been reading the reports of the continuing and advancing spread of the Coronavirus. This is clearly having a major impact on the way we run our lives and our day to day affairs.

As we are all aware, this is the severest imposition of restrictions, during peace time. The continuing advices from HM Government are clear and now enshrined in law. The advice remains Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives.

Against that background, the Covid-19 Management Group have been meeting (on-line) daily to consider, review and make decisions on how the Club should respond to this current situation.

To date, four Bulletins have been issued and these have, regretfully, detailed a ratcheting up of the restrictions needed to be imposed.

Based on the current HM Government written announcements, following the Covid-19 Management meeting early this morning, we are maintaining, at this time, the lockdown level as detailed in Bulletin 4.

At our General Committee last night, the Covid-19 Group reported on the actions taken to date. Members of General Committee endorsed these decisions and extended the current mandate of the Covid-19 group to continue its work during these critical times.

Thanks goes to the vast majority of members that have sent messages of support for the actions taken.

The Night and Day Watch team (drawn from members of General Committee) have been keeping a very intensive patrol cycle, night in, night out and during days. A security boom is in place across the Haven entrance to protect our boats. See picture below and the Club website under “weather.”

We are checking the boats day and night. If you think there is a critical issue with your boat please contact Mark or Lorna on or 01202 672687.

With much regret, the Club must remain closed at this time.

The Covid-19 Management Group will continue to meet / review on a very regular basis and I anticipate a further Bulletin will be issued within the next ten days.

Stay Safe and well


John Yonwin Commodore