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Coronavirus Update

In the current situation, with regard to the Coronavirus, flag officers wish to share the following update:

There are currently no plans to close the club and based on the latest update on the RYA website, as long as we follow the Public Health England Advice to avoid catching or spreading the virus, there is no reason not to continue to use the clubs facilities.

To that end, practical things the committee would ask members to do are:

  • If you feel unwell, please don’t come to the club.
  • Wash your hands in the toilets, when entering and leaving the club.
  • Consider the need for larger meetings, especially if attendees are older or have pre-existing health conditions.

We will continue to update everyone as we find out more and if Public Health England’s advice changes.

Also, if anyone is concerned, unwell or just struggling to get to the supermarket or chemist over the current period of uncertainty, please shout ( and we’ll look to get members to help each other out.

Thank you for your consideration, please let’s do our best to keep everyone safe.

Dee Sailing Club General Committee

Here’s a reminder of the latest advice from Public Health England on 13th March

  1. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
  2. Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
  3. To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
  4. Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.

Hedge Trimming

The Tuesday Boys have done a grand job over the last couple of weeks, to cut back the bushes along the cliff edge. This involved shifting all the boats into the car park, a bit of tractoring (which I’ll bet was the most fun) and shifting the boats back again. Amongst the treasures unearthed was a set of paddles – so if you have lost a pair any time over the last twenty years or so, get in touch with Greg. The next part of the plan is to apply weedkiller in the near future, and when the green shoots appear in Spring.

Mark Emptage On Stage

Mark has been in touch to update us on his activities with the Heswall Operatic Society, and to drum up some trade: ” I have been busy with overtime at work and rehearsing for the Musical. I am playing the part of Sir John Tremayne. A retired military gentleman with a penchant for Port and a long standing love for the Duchess.” Anyone who knows Mark will realise that such a sight (and sound) cannot be missed!

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