Covid-19 Coronavirus – LHYC Guidelines Updated – 6th January 2021

The Government has issued new guidance for the national lockdown in England, which came into force on 5th January 2012.

The Government hasn’t yet published their new legislation. As an affiliated club we have been following advice issued by the RYA. The RYA will need to review the latest legislation once published, however in the meantime they have prepared a set of FAQs based on what they believe the guidance means for recreational boating.

One key point already published in the Governments guidance is “Outdoor sports venues, including tennis courts, golf courses and swimming pools, must close”. This obviously includes sailing and boating clubs, so the club must remain closed.

The club is now closed and we strongly advise all members to adhere to the Government rules for England and if you are thinking of visiting the club you must consider whether doing so is in accordance with the Government rules as a whole including to stay at home, not to travel, no overnight stays and to only exercise with one other person as well as whether your reason for visiting is in line with the new restrictions.

The club website has been updated with a new section linking to various Covid-19 guidance and information documents Covid-19 Information.

We will continue to review the guidance as it becomes available.

Stay well, with best regards from the Committee

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