Thursday Snippets, 21 October

We can be pleased that the 70% double dose vaccination target has been met and that there has been some easing of Government restrictions in Victoria. In particular changes for people in Melbourne allowing travel within Melbourne Metropolitan, groups of up to 15 people can gather outdoors, and the return of community sport at a training level (no competitions).

At Albert Sailing Club there will be people down for casual sailing and informal training activity on Saturday 23rd October. The club boatyard and club toilets can be used, but not the clubrooms or changerooms. The boatyard will be open for those without a key via the centre aisle gates from 1pm to 1.30pm for movement of boats in or out, and for a short period from around 4pm for return of boats. COVID Safe plan requirements including QR codes, face masks, personal hygiene, etc. apply. Club training Zests, Pacers and Lasers available for member use where arrive between 1.30 and 2pm, subject to weather conditions and club flag officer approval on the day. Similar arrangements will apply for Saturday 30th October.

We are planning for commencement of our Spring Sailing program on Saturday 6th November and potentially with our clubrooms re-opening. This will be subject to the 80% double vaccination milestone being reached, the associated Victorian government health directions, and the club having our duty roster and required processes in place.

The government has mandated double COVID-19 vaccinations for all authorised workers, which includes all sailing club volunteers, and for people entering hospitality venues, that would include our clubrooms. When we can re-open the club premises all members and visitors aged 16+ seeking to use our club facilities will need to have been double vaccinated or have a valid exemption and have proof of this on a smartphone or appropriate government issued certificate.

We look forward to the return to sailing at Albert Sailing Club and catching up with members and their guests and potential new members in the coming weeks. Updates will be provided in weekly Thursday Snippets, on our club website and other club communications.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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