From the Commodore

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

5th March 2020


I am sure that you are aware of the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) which remains dynamic, changing almost by the day.
The Flag Officers are keeping the issue under review and wished to reassure members of the actions that are being taken by the Club. 

This is based on the latest advice issued from the Department of Health and Social Care, which can be found at:

Reducing the risk
In order to help in reducing the risk of spreading the virus, we are repeating the advice given to the public and ask that all members and staff observe the general principles we can all follow to help prevent the spread of a respiratory virus, including

Washing hands often with soap and water or with an alcohol sanitiser.

Covering a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the bin

People who are unwell should stay at home and not visit the clubhouse, especially if they are showing symptoms of the virus. Symptoms of the infection include:

  • A cough

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • Fever

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands


Actions by the Club
If, whilst in the clubhouse, any member or guest starts to feel unwell, showing any of the above symptoms, please advise a member of staff who will take the individual to an isolated area in the clubhouse until medical assistance arrives.
In terms of specific measures, the Club is taking we have antibacterial hand wash & hand sanitiser available around the clubhouse for members and guests to use. We will also be cleaning the most touched areas in the clubhouse with disinfectant frequently.

Future Club events
We will continue to monitor the situation and will review all the planned Club events scheduled for the coming months.   We intend that Club events go ahead as scheduled; however, we have to take decisions that are in the best interests of the members and staff.
Any such decisions regarding events will be communicated to members as far in advance as possible.


Your understanding during this uncertain and challenging time is very much appreciated.


David Whitham

Commodore RNCYC


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