1st March 2022 Update
The club recognises that many of the Covid restrictions have now been removed by the NSW regulators. Some level of self-regulation for venues such as ours may remain appropriate as the situation evolves.
At this stage we have removed the requirement for staff and members to wear masks when at the club.
The contentious issue of vaccination is more difficult to address and indeed to police. We feel, as a board, that in order to protect those with particular vulnerability to Covid, members congregating in the club house should be triple vaccinated. Those who are not inclined to vaccinate are cordially requested to minimise the time they spend in the club.
We will of course continue to be guided by circumstances. The cooperation of members and staff to date has been exemplary. Such goodwill has allowed us to continue operations and is a credit to all.
Sean Kelly, Commodore
5th January 2022 Update
The club is again required to respond to a growing outbreak of Covid 19. This poster will be affixed around the club house today. SASC Covid-19 Entry Requirements
The first twilight of the year on Friday 7 January 2022, has also been impacted, for that evening at least, we are returning to a self-catering mode, this includes bringing your own plates and utensils. The kitchen will be closed but the bar will be open.
Racing on Saturday 8 January 2022 will proceed as usual, the bar will be open however no food will be available.
Regulations on the use of the slipway and the Green Shed remain unchanged.
We believe that under the current guidelines up to 34 persons can congregate within the club house, but it would seem prudent for all to remain in the open air whenever possible. We will also slightly reduce numbers travelling on the club tenders.
Our sole aim is to reduce the risk of contagion among members and staff, it is a difficult path to navigate and we will update you as circumstances dictate.
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SASC (INCLUDING THE GREEN SHED) BY LAND OR WATER IF;
In the past 14 days, you, or any member of your household has:
- Been in any State or Territory Government designated high-risk area or hot spot. Click here for list of hot spots;
- Returned from overseas;
- Had a COVID test and are awaiting the result; or
- Have symptoms of the virus (even if mild).
RACING WITH THE SASC
- GET IN – SAIL – GET OUT
Before racing (at home)
- Stay home if you are unwell
- Competing skippers to register all their crew names before each race on TopYacht.
- To register your crew online go to – Crew registration
- To enter online go to – Online Entry
- Tasks that can be done at home, should be done at home (e.g. debriefing, etc)
- Arrive dressed and ready to sail to minimise the use of club changing facilities
- SASC recommend all sailors download the Australian Government COVID-19 contact tracing App (COVIDSafe) and keep it active, and on them always.
Racing or afloat
- Follow the instructions regarding social distancing whilst using the tender
- Sailors should maintain at least 1.5m distance apart, as far as practicable
- Minimise stacking the rail – crew should endeavour to remain at least 1.5m apart while on the rail
- Reduce unnecessary body contact (e.g. hand shaking, high fives)
- No sharing of personal items such as drink bottles, clothing, loose food, and towels etc.
- Avoid sharing of boat equipment – bring your own lifejacket, gloves etc.
AT THE CLUBHOUSE
All members and guests must check in using the NSW Health Covid-safe QR code check in system via the Service NSW phone app, this is in addition to skippers registering their crew for racing on TopYacht. Posters with a QR code and simple instructions have been posted at convenient locations around the club to facilitate this.
Note: If you are stuck with checking in please reach out to a club Member or Flag Officer and they will be happy to lend a hand to get you going.
Please be aware of, and adhere to the following requirements whilst at the Club:
- Follow the directions of the SASC Covid Marshall(s) who will be wearing a hi-vis vest
- Seating limitations may apply at the Club
- Members and guests should maintain at least 1.5m distance between each other where practicable
- Minimise the use of change rooms, bathrooms, and communal areas
- Shower at home instead of at the Club
- Minimise congregating in areas of the Club and grounds where practicable
- Hand hygiene stations are available at several locations around the SASC
- For the safety of our staff and members the Club is operating a cashless environment
PRACTICE GOOD HAND HYGIENE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER SAILING
The SASC’s priority remains the health and welfare of our staff, members & guests.
Members and guests entering the club are required to sign in via the QR code displayed in the clubhouse. You can download the QR code and instructions below: