- 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.
- Category: COVID
Good Morning Everyone
Hope that you are all keeping safe and healthy.
As of April 3, 2021, 12:01, the Ontario Government has issued an "Emergency Brake Order". This order is provincial wide regardless of the zone that you live in. I have provided a link below that details the specifics to the Emergency Brake Order.
Below are a couple of excerpts and how they apply to FBYC:
"Meeting and event spaces Closed for meetings and events (limited exceptions, for example child care, mental health and addiction support services)"
All indoor meetings at the club are to be cancelled until the order is lifted.
"Transportation services 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)"
We are allowed to continue with outdoor operations to service our boats and equipment. We are also allowed to perform any related tasks to ensure the security, safety and maintenance of our club. Please remember that personal COVID protocols still apply so wear your masks and keep the 2m distance while at the club. Please keep safe and healthy. See you all soon.
Commodore FBYC 2021
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