COVID-19 UPDATE

16 September

Alas, it was not to be…
Last week we reported in the item ‘Restrictions on recreation to relax’ that vaccinated Members could picnic in the Squadron grounds and go sailing again.

Yesterday, we received a statement from Marine Area Command that the exemptions to recreation allowing five fully vaccinated adults to gather do not extend to boating.

‘Boating is still limited to the same household members, or if from different households, a maximum of two people. Vessels are considered ‘premises’ and therefore this outdoor easing does not relate to vessels.’
Furthermore, we were advised that we can’t even picnic in the Club grounds…

If there is good news, it is that our enthusiastic kitchen staff have devised an inspired A La Carte Picnic menu available for takeaway – please see below for details.

Information on what you can and can’t do on the water is available here.

13 September 2021

UPDATED CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Please do not enter the Squadron by land or water if you or any member of your household:

  • live or work in any of the Local Government Areas of concern as listed at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/affected-area;
  • are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);
  • have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period of time in which the virus is contagious);
  • are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
  • reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
  • have returned from international travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days.

Member/Guest Declaration

  • I have scanned-in using the NSW Health approved QR CODE
  • I live within the North Sydney LGA or within 5km of the Club, and am fully COVID-19 vaccinated and can provide the relevant documentation should it be required;

or

  • I have a valid reason to attend the Club as per the exemptions noted on the Club’s website and the Public Health Order;
  • I am not, nor is anyone I live with or in close contact with, undergoing testing or awaiting results for the COVID-19 virus;
  • I have not, nor has anyone I live with or am in close contact with, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and have not been medically cleared as non-contagious;
  • I do not have any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);
  • I have not visited any of the venues listed at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/nsw-covid-19-case-locations,

during the periods that NSW Health requires you to self-isolate and get tested immediately or monitor for symptoms;

  • I will, at all times, maintain social distancing measures (as per the NSW Health guidelines) with respect to other Members, visitors and staff;
  • I will carry a face mask with me and wear it, at all times, whilst on the premises.

Our priority has to be the health and welfare of our Members, guests and staff at this time.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

William Pettigrew
Chief Executive Officer

Valid reasons you can come to the Club

Current as at 13 September 2021

Exercising or outdoor recreation 

  • stay within your local government area. If you need to cross into another local government area, you must stay within 5km of your home
  • you can exercise (sail) with 1 other person that you do not live with, or your nominated visitor (“singles bubble”)
  • if you live with more than 2 other people, you can all exercise together
  • physical distancing and gathering rules apply at all times – including at the boat ramp and on your boat.
  • Get in, go sailing, go home; keep your distance from others at your club
  • Do not carpool with anyone outside your family
  • Masks must be worn at all times, except when exercising.

Getting food or other goods and services for the personal needs of the household or for other household purposes, for pets or for vulnerable people

  • only one person per household should leave home to get food or other goods and services each day (you can take a dependent person with you if that person can’t be left at home)
  • the goods and services must be picked up within the local government area where you live, or within 5km of where you live, but not in an area of concern. If the goods or services are not available in the local government area where you live, or within 5km of where you live, you can travel to the nearest place where they are available

Maintaining and servicing your vessel

Provided you live in the North Sydney LGA or within 5 km of the Club you can access a vessel on a mooring to maintain, service or check on systems and make sure it is safe and compliant

or

The following activities are considered reasonable excuses to leave your home to ensure the safety of a vessel or undertaking a legal obligation and are not limited to your LGA:

  • Access a vessel at a marina or on a mooring to maintain, service or check on systems and make sure it is safe and compliant (as a legal obligation)
  • Take a vessel to a marina or boat shed for repairs or servicing
  • Pick up vessel from a marina or boat shed after servicing
  • Move a vessel between marinas or moorings for relocation purposes.

Non-urgent repairs and maintenance to your boat is not a reasonable excuse.

As part of NSW Police Operation Stay at Home, the following relates to boating and what is permitted within the current Public Health Orders

All New South Wales including Greater Sydney (but not LGA’s of Concern/Declared Areas):

  • Recreational boating and fishing are allowed. Boating includes, power, sail and paddle craft. It can include any type of activity that may be considered recreation, swimming, sunbaking etc.
  • You must remain in your LGA or, if you need to go outside of your LGA, up to 5km from your residence.
  • Boating/fishing activity is limited to the same household members or if from different households a maximum of two people. They must be able to socially distance from each other.
  • A boat ramp location is not a consideration, you must be within your LGA or 5km from your residence.
  • Coastal Waters are included in the adjacent LGA or to anyone living within 5km. Police will treat coastal waters out to 3 nautical miles.
  • A person cannot travel along a water system outside of their LGA or further than 5km from their residence to reach coastal waters
  • Where a body of water (harbour) is bounded by several LGA’s a person may be on that main body of water but cannot travel through or past other LGAs to reach other rivers, estuariess or open sea.
  • You must always be within your LGA area, 5km from your residence or if applicable coastal waters connected to your LGA.

9 September 2021

Valid reasons you can come to the Club 

Exercising or outdoor recreation 

  • stay within your local government area. If you need to cross into another local government area, you must stay within 5km of your home
  • you can exercise (sail) with 1 other person that you do not live with, or your nominated visitor (“singles bubble”)
  • if you live with more than 2 other people, you can all exercise together
  • physical distancing and gathering rules apply at all times – including at the boat ramp and on your boat.
  • Get in, go sailing, go home; keep your distance from others at your club
  • Do not carpool with anyone outside your family
  • Masks must be worn at all times, except when exercising.

Getting food or other goods and services for the personal needs of the household or for other household purposes, for pets or for vulnerable people

  • only one person per household should leave home to get food or other goods and services each day (you can take a dependent person with you if that person can’t be left at home)
  • the goods and services must be picked up within the local government area where you live, or within 5km of where you live, but not in an area of concern. If the goods or services are not available in the local government area where you live, or within 5km of where you live, you can travel to the nearest place where they are available.

Provided you live in the North Sydney LGA or within 5 km of the Club you can access a vessel on a mooring to maintain, service or check on systems and make sure it is safe and compliant

As part of NSW Police Operation Stay at Home, the following relates to boating and what is permitted within the current Public Health Orders

All New South Wales including Greater Sydney (but not LGAs of Concern/Declared Areas):

  • Recreational boating and fishing are allowed. Boating includes, power, sail and paddle craft. It can include any type of activity that may be considered recreation, swimming, sunbaking etc.
  • You must remain in your LGA or, if you need to go outside of your LGA, up to 5km from your residence.
  • Boating/fishing activity is limited to the same household members or if from different households a maximum of two people. They must be able to socially distance from each other.
  • A boat ramp location is not a consideration, you must be within your LGA or 5km from your residence.
  • Coastal Waters are included in the adjacent LGA or to anyone living within 5km. Police will treat coastal waters out to 3 nautical miles.
  • A person cannot travel along a water system outside of their LGA or further than 5km from their residence to reach coastal waters
  • Where a body of water (harbour) is bounded by several LGA’s a person may be on that main body of water but cannot travel through or past other LGAs to reach other rivers, estuaries or open sea.
  • You must always be within your LGA area, 5km from your residence or if applicable coastal waters connected to your LGA.

 

9 September 2021

Restrictions on recreation to relax

What terrific news today from the Premier’s press conference about the ‘roadmap’ for reopening our Club once we hit the 70% fully vaccinated target.

We encourage all Members to get vaccinated in line with the Government recommendations for accessing hospitality venues come mid-October.

From next week (13 September), groups of up to five Members, family and guests may visit the Clubhouse grounds or go sailing providing all adults are double vaccinated and live in the North Sydney LGA or within 5km of the Club.

All attendees will be asked to enter the QR code on arrival. Please assist our COVID Marshals by having your vaccination certificate with you, as it is a condition of entry per the Public Health Order.

With the exception of the level 2 change-rooms, the clubhouse cannot be accessed. The only other exception is the Fort Denison Cellar for takeaway drinks (chilled and ready to go!) Outdoor dining is not permitted but picnics are. If you are not planning on going sailing, why not bring a picnic rug and camping chairs and pre-order from the picnic takeaway menu. We will publish the Picnic menu next week – please monitor our website and App for further details.

We look forward to seeing Members at our Clubhouse again next week!

30 July 2021

Update from the Waterfront team

Tenders
The tender is running a limited service Monday to Friday from the outer pontoon; weekends from the inner pontoon. It will only transport members of the same crew per journey. Masks are mandatory on the tender. Please walk down the driveway and not via the CCA steps. On approach, please call the Dockmaster 0405 971 800.

Lifejackets
Members are encouraged to wear a lifejacket when working on their vessel by themselves on their mooring.

Pond
The pond is closed until the ‘stay at home’ order is removed (unless there is an emergency).

Boatshed
Strictly no access to the Boatyard operational area – Monday to Friday. Due to social distancing guidelines and to maintain distancing safety measures for our staff.

Members DIY
DIY works are not available at this time.

The Waterfront Team thank you in advance for your cooperation

 

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