URGENT: TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE CLUB
Published 13:59 on 18 Mar 2020
URGENT Announcement: Immediate Temporary Suspension of all Burghfield Sailing Club Activities in response to the developing Coronavirus situation.
Dear members, sailors and visitors to Burghfield Sailing Club.
No doubt you will all have heard the latest Government advice that was issued late yesterday as part of the UK action plan to contain and delay the spread of Coronavirus throughout the country. This advice included minimising social interaction and avoiding pubs, clubs, restaurants etc.After careful consideration of this latest advice, the BSC Main Committee has reluctantly agreed that with immediate effect we should temporarily suspend all club activities on and off the water for at least one month and until further notice. This includes all club racing, open meetings, social events and shore-based working parties etc. Member access to the boat park and toilets/changing rooms is still be permitted subject to ensuring the standard security measures are maintained (so please ensure you lock the door/gates behind you if you are the last to leave) and members may take their boats on the water at their own risk and on the understanding that no club supervision or safety cover is provided. The upstairs to the clubhouse will remain locked.
The committee will continue to monitor Government advice which can be found at Gov.uk and will review the club situation on an ongoing [monthly] basis, to resume normal club activities as soon as it is considered safe to do so. We will be keeping members informed of any new developments or changes to the situation via the News section of the BSC website and via direct email to the membership.
This was not an easy decision to make, but we are facing extraordinary times, and as a community sailing club we must do all we can to protect, as far as possible, the health of our Members, Visitors and Staff. Thank you all for your support and understanding and, above all, please stay safe and healthy.
Nigel Rolfe BSC Club Commodore