January 08, 2021
TCC edited version, what I think is relevant to us
Part of the Covid team
We should all follow RYA and Scottish Gov Rules
From Tuesday 5 January, mainland Scotland moved from Level 4 to a Temporary Lockdown, with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes. Some islands will remain at Level 3.
RYA, Our updated guidance covers the essentials of the current restrictions as they affect boating in Local Authority areas in Level 3 and those within Temporary Lockdown. It should be read in conjunction with the most recent full guidance from RYA Scotland issued on 3 December 2020 noting specifically that Temporary Lockdown supersedes all Level 4 information.
It is still possible to go boating as a form of exercise, following the outdoor gathering rules, but we remind everyone that we are in the grip of a pandemic that has become significantly worse in recent weeks.
The overriding message for Scotland’s boating community is to ‘Stay at Home’ wherever possible and we must all do our bit to stop the spread of the virus.
RYA advise. Travel is severely restricted by law and you may only travel to your boat if it is kept in the same local authority area you live in.
- NB Scottish Government guidelines state; local outdoor recreation, sport or exercise, walking, cycling, golf, or running that starts and finishes at the same place (which can be up to 5 miles from the boundary of your local authority area) as long as you abide by the rules on meeting other households
Troon Cruising Club Remains open, we have our risk assessment in place.
Toilets can remain open
RYA Subject to a full risk assessment, facility providers such as Clubs, Training Centres, Marinas and Boatyards may open to allow access for boat owners but will each make their own decisions on whether or not they open their doors or gates to people in the locality.
We encourage boat owners to utilise the services of volunteers (at TCC) if at all possible, in an effort to avoid making a journey, to respect that (TCC) may at times not be able to open and RYA advise owners to contact facility providers before travelling to confirm access.
At TCC we still have our volunteers checking all the boats regularly in the water and around the compound.
RYA. If you are fortunate enough to live in an area within which you are able to get to your boat, please consider if you can help out someone else who cannot travel, by checking their boat for them.
Importantly in this lockdown, you may travel within your local authority area to go boating as your form of exercise or for essential maintenance on your boat. For the time being essential maintenance is work which if not undertaken would cause failure or become an imminent safety issue.
RYA Travel for essential maintenance should not be used as a pretext to spend the day onboard ‘pottering’ or for a weekend away. You should not stay longer than the length of time required to undertake essential maintenance.
Troon Cruising Club will remain open as long as we can.
We must follow all the Government rules this includes:
Avoid crowded places
Clean your hands regularly
Two metres distance
Self Isolate and book test if you have any symptoms
Please Do Not Visit Troon Cruising Club If you or any member of your household has any symptoms or you know you have been in contact with anyone who has symptoms.
See attached lockdown chart.
TCC RYA lockdown chart 9 Jan 21