MESSAGE FROM THE COMMODORE & COMMITTEE OF DBYC
In response to the current health crisis regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Commodore & Committee of DBYC has discussed and agreed on a range of measures to balance our twin aims of continuing to run our sailing program and protecting the health of members and their families.
We have considered much advice from a range of sources including the World Health Organisation (WHO), Australian Government and Australian Sailing. It should be noted that we are fortunate to be a sport that allows for a natural separation between participants and that personal contact is not generally necessary to participate in sailing. Our view is, providing all sensible precautions are observed (see below), the risk to our members and guests at the Club remains low. Along with all safety precautions, the owner/skipper and crew of each boat are ultimately responsible for deciding to participate.
We are also guided by the evidence that participation in sport, community interactions and outdoors activity delivers a range of physical and mental health benefits that we are keen to maintain.
For the most up to date, official information – go to: www.health.gov.au
DBYC will be increasing our cleaning regime across the Club but we can only do so much – the responsibility to act sensibly sits with those who enter the Club either for sailing, participation or social reasons. Everyone who enters the club is expected to follow current hygiene advice, including:
In terms of our specific club practices and customs:
We ask that our people, members and guests follow these guidelines and show care for each other during this time. Each of you can play your part in respectfully reminding others of these practices if they unconsciously act outside the recommendations – in particular, parents are asked to monitor their children’s actions and encourage safe practices.
It goes without saying that this is a very challenging period for all of us. We remain committed to doing all we can to keep our Members safe and we look forward to still seeing you at the Club.
Davey's Bay Yacht Club.