Coronavirus FAQ

Latest Update as of 19th May 2021

To help in understanding the current situation at the Club as a result of Coronavirus, we have put together an updated FAQ. If you have a question you think we should address here, please email the Webmaster.

Q: Who am I allowed to meet with at the club?

A: You may meet outdoors in groups of up to 30 people. Inside the rule is groups of six people or two households. Always maintain social distancing. Be aware that the most prevalent variant of the virus now circulating (B.1.1.7 or the Kent variant now accounting for about 80% of all cases in England) is more transmissible than the original virus. The ‘Indian’ variant is also spreading rapidly and in our area. Please take account of this when meeting with others.

Q. What sailing is allowed?

A. Leisure sailing, club racing and club coaching are all restarting. Remember that you and your craft have not been on the water for at least three months. Be sure to check all equipment carefully before going afloat and stay within your limits. Safety cover is limited and priority will be given to saving lives over equipment.

Q: Is the cafe open?

A. The cafe will be open at the usual times for take away service. We will also be providing tables inside for a limited number of people. You should order at the hatch as usual.

Q. How is the Club supporting the Track and Trace process?

A: The club is required to keep a record of everyone who visits the site for Track and Trace purposes. Please download the NHS Covid-19 App to your smart phone and use it to scan the QR code displayed on posters around the site, every time you visit the club. If you can’t scan the QR code, please fill in a registration slip at the entrance to the cafe and post it in the box supplied. Slips will be held securely for 21 days and then destroyed.

Q: How can I contact the office?

A: The office is now open. If you need to visit the office, please wear a face covering and follow the one-way system on the stairs. If possible please contact the office by phone or email rather than visiting in person. As well as the email address, office@grafham.org, there is a new mobile number, which is 07943 196522. You can also call the usual club number 01480 810478. The office opening hours are shown on the website here.

Q: Can I hire Club Boats?

A: Yes, club dinghies and windsurfers are available for hire. Please disinfect the boats before and after use. A disinfectant spray is available from the Coxswain’s shed.

Q: Will the changing rooms and showers be reopening?

A: The changing rooms and showers are reopening on 24th April. There is limited access controlled by a token system. Before using the changing rooms, please watch this short video and review the guide to use of the changing rooms.

Q. What about the top deck bar?

A. From Wednesday 19th May food and drink will be served upstairs after racing. Apart from this the top deck remains closed. Please watch a three minute video explaining how the food and drink service will work.