- Category: COVID
July 16, 2021
Important update on COVID-19
This is exciting news. Starting today July 16, 2021, the Ontario Government has entered Step 3 of the reopening of Ontario. This is the news that we have been waiting for to completely reopen the club. First, I would like to thank you all for doing your part in keeping FBYC and its members safe. I have not heard of any of our members testing positive for the virus. Congratulations everyone. Though the club is now opened, there are still some restrictions to be aware of. The following are a list of them:
Indoor social gatherings are limited to 25 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 100.
Wearing a mask is still required if you are going to be within 2m of someone outside of your household.
Bar seating now includes indoor and patio service.
BBQ’s can be used provided 2m distance is maintained.
These rules do not supersede the Governments guideline so while on site, please adhere to all published guidelines. COVID variants are still present and can quickly spread causing another possible outbreak so
please continue to maintain 2m distance where applicable and wear a mask if not able. The information on the Ontario Government's website is constantly changing, and as such I will ask that you always visit their website for the latest regulation updates. Thanks everyone for your patience.
- Category: COVID
As of 12:01 on Friday, June 11th the Province is finally in Step 1 of the re-opening of the Province. We are excited to receive this news as it gives us an opportunity to gradually reopen our club.
First and foremost, always follow COVID 19 protocols. Always keep 2m apart and wear a mask when inside the clubhouse and washrooms and where 2m distance cannot be attained.
The clubhouse remains closed to members except to access the washroom and for safety, first aid, maintenance equipment and emergency reasons.
Recreational boating is allowed provided that everyone on board is from the same household. A caregiver or an individual that lives alone can join one household only.
Sailing schools that operate programs classified as Day Camps (programs for children and youth offered for full days for a minimum of one week) are permitted to operate as long as they operate within the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health. Training for individuals doing singlehanded sailing can occur within distancing and other limitations. Formal recreational instruction can take place as long as 2m distancing is maintained.
Organized public events and social gatherings are limited to 10 people and outside only. The bar will be open with patio seating only starting tonight (1900-2300 hours). Only one household to a table. BBQ’s can be used provided 2m distance is maintained.
These rules do not supersede the Governments guideline so while on site, please adhere to all published guidelines.
The information on the Ontario Government's website is constantly changing, and as such I will ask that you always visit their website for the latest regulation updates. Thanks everyone for your patience. We will keep you updated on any changes as they become available.
- Category: COVID
April 23, 2021
FBYC Update regarding Province-wide Stay-at-home Order
As you know, we are under a Province wide Stay-At -Home order mandated by the Ontario Government. Since the order was issued there has been some confusion, and interpretations continue to evolve. Frenchman’s Bay Marina decided to resume boat launching which required FBYC to review conditions and guidelines published in our most recent announcement, to accommodate boats being launched and docked at our club.
The Board met on April 21, 2021 to review the legislation once again and to revise our protocol. Please review the following amendments/revisions to our previous communication on April 18, 2021:
1. First and foremost, always follow COVID 19 protocols specifically. If you must visit the club to service and maintain your boat and equipment, you must always wear a mask when you are on the grounds, docks or in the clubhouse. Keep 2m distance with anyone outside of your household. If you have not yet launched your boat, please refrain from visiting the club unless you are assisting another Member with their service or maintenance.
2. We are setting up a logbook in the Duty Officer room beside the pop machine that must be completed every time you visit the club. This is to ensure that we have a record in case someone tests positive for COVID and we have to contact trace.
3. The club house is only to be accessed to enter your name, date and time of visit in the logbook and to use the washroom.
4. You may access your boat to ensure that it is securely tied to the dock and to maintain and service it.
5. We have interpreted the regulation such that mast stepping is considered service/maintenance of your boat. If at all possible, your mast-stepping team should be comprised of members of the same household. However, for safety reasons if you are not familiar with the operation of the mast crane or have an insufficient number of people to assist, you should ask for additional help to step your mast safely. While using the mast crane, you must wear a proper mask and distance where you are safely able, during the mast stepping process.
6. In the spirit of the legislation, and for the safety of your fellow Members, please do not spend any more time at the club than you must, to achieve essential tasks and return home. These rules are designed to comply with the Government guideline so while on site, please adhere to all published guidelines.
The information on the Ontario Government's website is constantly changing, and as such I will ask that you always visit their website for the latest regulation updates.
Thanks everyone for your patience and cooperation. We will keep you updated on any changes as they become available.
Mark Chin Commodore 2021
- Category: COVID
- Category: COVID
As you may have heard, effective 12:01 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 Ontario Government has issued a Province-wide stay-at-home order. This is in response primarily due to the exponential increase in the number of people being infected by coronavirus. impact of this increase is exceeding hospitals capacity to treat patients in our ICUs which has perpetuated following action.
Below is a link to a complete list of restrictions and rules as it applies to new stay-a-home order.
COVID-19: enhanced public health and workplace safety measures |
Below is a summary of what applies to FBYC:
“Outdoor organized public events and social gatherings must comply with public health advice on physical distancing and have no more than 5 people.”
Permitted services include:
• transportation services provided by air, water, road, and rail, including taxis and other private transportation providers
• support services for transportation services, including:
• logistical support, distribution services, warehousing and storage, truck stops and tow operators, and services that support the operations and safety of transportation systems including maintenance and repairs
• marinas, boating clubs and other organizations that maintain docking facilities (with conditions)
A permitted outdoor recreational amenity may only open if:
• physical distance of at least two metres can be maintained
• team sports, or other sports or games where people may come within two metres of each other, are not practiced or played
• locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses remain closed (except for access to equipment storage, washrooms or first aid)”
In summary, FBYC is closed to the public so no visitors until further updates from the government; if planned maintenance is required maximum 5 people outdoor keeping 2m apart, indoors for emergencies only; clubhouse is closed except for washroom and first aid; members can access the club grounds only to access their boats and related equipment. We must always wear masks on the club grounds and docks. Keep 2m apart unless you are in the same household or when health and safety may be compromised. Practice all other COVID-related protocols like frequent hand washing, use hand sanitizers frequently and stay at home if unwell.
I know this may be confusing but please be patient, follow the rules and we will have a good sailing season. If you require specific instructions or directions, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Let us continue to be safe, stay healthy, and always try to have fun.
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