Coronavirus Protocols for SCYC Bar – August 2021
Author: Mike Maylor
Document History: Version 7, 07/08/2021
These protocols are implemented as per understanding of rules in Wales in place as of 7th August 2021, based on announcements made by the Sennedd up to and including 6th August 2021. They may be adapted without notice as coronavirus regulations change.
In implementing these protocols, the SCYC council continue to 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. Whilst the move in Wales to Covid Level 0 allows many previous restrictions to be lifted, your club council encourages all attendees to behave in a manner that recognises Covid remains a threat, both on and off site.
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;
• A positive lateral flow or PCR test result;
• 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, unless those household members are children under the age of 11 or have received two vaccinations;
• Main residency being in an area of local lockdown.
2. Fully paid-up members may now bring guests into the club. To avoid the club being over-run with people, the maximum number of guests that can be signed in is 2 guests per member per day.
3. Members signing in guests are responsible for managing their guests’ compliance with the clubs covid protocols, ensuring that their guests are correctly signed in to the visitors book and that their details are recorded in the relevant track and trace log.
4. The club rule that any individual guest can be signed in on a maximum of three occasions remains in force.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. All attendees agree that they will not hold the club responsible or liable in any way for any illness they experience following any visit.
8. All members visiting the club will need their 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.
9. 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. This is to include the same details for any guests that are being signed in. 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.
10. All attendees are strongly advised to bring a face mask with them each time they visit SCYC, just in case they need it.
1. Opening hours – please see the latest notification for opening times.
2. From 7th August 2021, social distancing is suspended in hospitality settings such as bars and restaurants. This means that the restrictions regarding 2-meter separation, households and bubbles, the rule of 6, and the requirement to be seated, no longer apply.
3. For the time being ordering and collecting drinks at the bar will be conducted by a managed queuing system. This is to help the club steward and his team manage an orderly flow of service, and to prevent a socially-undistanced scrum at the bar.
4. Standing at the bar drinking is still not permitted, at the request of the Club Steward and under the control measures of the latest Covid risk assessment. However, standing at tables and in the bar generally, without any maximum number to a group, is permitted.
5. Paying for drinks – by card massively preferred, to reduce the risk of infection being transmitted from handling cash.
6. Face coverings are no longer mandatory in hospitality settings in Wales. This means that at SCYC face coverings are not required in the bar, on the open decks, or in the toilets. This does not apply to the changing rooms, please see below. Whilst face coverings are not mandatory, anyone feeling more comfortable using one should continue to do so.
7. Music is now permitted in the bar.
Changing Rooms and Toilets
1. Downstairs toilets only unless The Cove is open.
2. The toilets may be used to the extent of their natural capacity. However if there is a queue it is recommended that the queue be outside rather than inside.
3. The changing rooms and showers are now open again. Face masks must be used when changing as the changing rooms are not a hospitality setting. Face masks may be discarded for the duration of using the shower but replaced as soon as immediately practicable after exit. If using the changing room please be as swift as possible to cut down on crowding.
4. Face masks are optional when using the toilet facilities as the duration of a pit stop is much shorter than when using the changing rooms to change.