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Great News FBYC members:

This is the latest update regarding the Covid-19 situation at FBYC.

Finally, this is the news that we have been waiting for. The Ontario Government has finally allowed the reopening of marinas and clubs. On May 14th, the Ontario government stated that they are entering phase 2 of their plan to restart the economy allowing marinas and clubs to reopen.

https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-announces-additional-workplaces-that-can-reopen.html

To All FBYC Members:

This is what we have been waiting for. As stated in the latest release we can now open the club. “As soon as 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020:
• Golf courses will be able to open, with clubhouses open only for washrooms and restaurants open only for take-out.
• Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches may open for recreational use.”

Additional guidance can be found at the following link.
https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-marinas-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

In summary, FBYC can now be reopened to prepare boats, masts, and to dock our boats as required but we must not forget “Things like practicing physical distancing (staying 2 metres away from others), proper hand hygiene, keeping surfaces and objects clean, and preventing contact with potentially infected people –these are all critically important measures.”.

Therefore, to comply with the Government’s instructions as of 12:01 am tomorrow May 16, 2020, FBYC will be opened to members. The club house will also be opened for washrooms use. This is a reminder that the club house is cleaned but not sanitized so please wash hands frequently, practice social distancing such as only two members in the washroom at a time.

The bar will remain closed until phase 3 when restaurants can have sit in services.

Please bring your own sanitizers, Lysol wipes, gloves and masks if you have them.

Dinghy members can now bring their boats down to the club and enjoy them at their leisure.

Please enjoy the club responsibly and abide by the COVID-19 rules(see the attached document for more information). We must keep the infection rates low in order have a continued sailing season. More importantly if we continue to exercise proper and frequent hand washing, coughing etiquette, not touching your face, physical distance and staying home if feeling unwell we will save lives. To date I have not heard of any of our member contracting COVID-19 so let’s keep it that way.

FBYC COVID protocol May 15, 2020

 

Stay safe, stay healthy and have a Fantastic Victoria Day Weekend everyone!!! Ignore the rain or better yet dance in the rain.

Mark Chin
Commodore 2020
Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club