These protocols are implemented as per understanding of rules in Wales as expected to be in place
on 17 th May 2021, based on announcements made by the Sennedd up to and including 14 th May
2021. They may be adapted without notice as coronavirus regulations change. As changes are
expected on a regular basis as coronavirus restrictions are eased, and bearing in mind increasing
concerns over the India variant, the protocols may change without notice as the rules are adapted
by the Sennedd.
In implementing these protocols, the SCYC council have attempted to firstly protect the health of
members, staff, and suppliers, whilst simultaneously complying with the requirements that enable
the club to be open at all, and looking after the interests of the membership in general. If on first
reading the protocols seem to restrict individual members’ rights, that is because inevitably some
aspects of the SCYC operation have to change to comply with the legal requirements. The council
asks the membership to operate within the protocols for the mutual benefit of all, until Wales is free
1. Members or any other potential attendees to the club (eg staff, contractors, delivery
personnel) will not enter the club’s premises for any purpose whatsoever if they have any
reason to consider that they may be infectious with CoronaVirus. These reasons include
but are not limited to:
- Onset of potential symptoms, ie fever, new persistent cough, and loss of sense of
taste or smell
- Communication from NHS Track and Trace requesting quarantining
- Requirement to quarantine resulting from foreign travel
- Member of household/bubble being required to quarantine or showing symptoms.
- Main residency being in an area of local lockdown.
2. The club is operating on the basis of strictly members only, for drinking and launch
purposes, for as long as social distancing and limitations on indoor hospitality limit the
3. Anyone attending SCYC makes and is responsible for their own decision as to whether it is
appropriate for them to be visiting Abersoch under the various rules and guidance
concerning travel. This is especially significant given the differences between guidance and
legislation, laws in Wales and England, and the rate at which the guidance and laws are
changed by both the Welsh and United Kingdom governments.
4. All members confirm through the act of visiting the club that they have read, understood
and will abide by the club’s Coronavirus operating protocols. Non-compliance will result in
members being asked to leave the premises for the protection of others.
5. If a member brings non-member guests to SCYC for the purpose of dining in The Cove, the
member is responsible for their guests’ compliance with the protocols.
6. All attendees agree that they will not hold the club responsible or liable in any way for any
illness they experience following any visit.
7. All members visiting the club will need a current membership card. This is to be used to
enter the premises, pay for drinks, and shown upon request by the club steward. The gates
are to be kept closed at all times.
8. On arrival, all members attending the club will record in the relevant log for the bar or the
launch their full name, personal phone number, membership card number, and time of
arrival. On departure, they will record the time of departure. This is to assist with track and
trace, and under the regulations these details will be kept for a minimum of 3 weeks. The
Cove will be responsible for managing a separate register for their clients, as and when they
open. To be very explicit, the 2021 coronavirus laws require everyone coming into the club
to provide contact details, not just the lead member of a group.
9. Excess numbers – Covid19 laws limit the number of members the club can support at one
10. It is acceptable for members to visit in the hope of getting a table, but should a table not be
available then they must leave the premises. It is not permitted for members to queue on
the premises for a table.
11. Members are not to leave unattended personal belongings lying around anywhere on the
clubs premises at any time.
12. Traffic routes – all people on the premises will observe one-way traffic routes at all times.
Regarding the stairs, there will be no passing on the stairs or steps, please wait for the stairs
to be clear before ascending or descending. With regard to entering and leaving the club,
members will enter through the middle gate and exit either up steps to the top gate, or via
the gate from the side deck adjacent to the bar.
1. Opening hours – please see the latest notification for opening times.
2. Until 16 th May 2021 hospitality will provided outdoors only. Drinking in the bar is not
3. From 17 th May 2021, indoor hospitality is permitted in Wales and therefore the bar will
open for indoor drinking.
4. On arrival, all members will wash their hands with hand sanitiser gel. Members will
continue to wash their hands at regular intervals using the hand sanitiser that will be
distributed around the premises.
5. The Rule of 6 now applies in Wales – strictly no more than 6 people to a table. This does not
include anyone aged 11 or under, or full time carers. The 6 people can come from up to 6
different households. The Rule of 6 applied to tables both indoors and outdoors.
6. Sitting is mandatory. Tables will be set up with 6 people to a table or area.
7. The 6-person rule also means that there is no mingling between tables. Attendees must stay
in and with the group with whom they arrived.
8. Ordering drinks – current rules state table service only. Attendees are to stay at their table.
Drinks are to be ordered from the table and served at the table.
9. Paying for drinks – by card massively preferred, to reduce the risk of infection being
transmitted from handling cash.
10. Face coverings – to be worn by all attendees at all times unless sat at their table.
11. Entertainment – no live music or performances. TV can be on and music played, but at
background volume levels. No dancing.
12. Decontamination of the bar: as part of closing down each evening, the bar will be fogged
with an antiviral spray to EN 14476. This will ensure that at the start of each day the bar
environment has been decontaminated so as to be clear of any CoronaVirus from the
previous day’s visitors. Please be aware that EN14476 fogging decontaminates to the point
in time that the fogging takes place but provides no lasting protection against further
contamination after that point in time.
1. Downstairs toilets only until The Cove reopens.
2. Maximum number of people within the toilets at any one time is equal to the number of
cubicles, plus in the Gents one additional person at the urinals.
3. Hands to be washed with gel both prior to entering the toilet and after use to limit the
spread of the virus through high-touch areas. This is to limit the contamination of high-
touch areas such as door handles and banisters.
4. If all the cubicles are in use then one person may wait inside the changing room at
minimum 2 metres social distance, if the queue is longer then members will wait outside.