COVID19 Safe Plan and Guidelines for Members and Visitors

The health and safety of our members, visitors, volunteers, contractors, and external users of club facilities  is a priority.

We encourage everyone to stay safe, recognise risks, and take personal responsibility for their own health and others and to follow  Government COVID19 guidelines.

Our club will have an ASC COVID19 Safe Plan if required which will be linked here.

PREVIOUS guidelines which applied till late 2022.

Key COVID Safe guidelines for members and visitors 12 years of age and over visiting Albert Sailing Club. Post 15 December Victorian Government update  :
(Main updates from earlier plans are to COVID19 double vaccination requirements, face masks no longer mandated most situtaions rather individual decision, and no caps on numbers by area)

Boating activities
* Casual Sailing, Training and Racing allowed. Includes use of single and multi handed sailing dinghies, kayaks and club motorised patrol craft.
* Sharing of shared equipment such as boats and life jackets should be minimised as far as reasonably possible. Equipment should be cleaned between uses by different people.

Your Health and Health of Others
* COVID19 vaccine double vaccination strongly encouraged for all who attend our sailing club.
* COVID19 vaccine double vaccination and evidence of this or medical exemption required for all aged 18 years+  to enter upstairs clubrooms (designated as hospitality venue).

* Don't come to the club if unwell with symptoms which could be COVID19 related or you are in self isolation due to positive COVID19 diagnosis or awaiting COVID19 test results.
* Bring sanitiser and sanitised wipes for your personal use.
* Regularly wash your hands and/or use sanitiser.
 * Use wipes on shared surfaces and wash and clean your sailing equipment.
* Contract cleaners undertake a clean of the clubrooms weekly.
   Members and other users to clean shared surfaces periodically on days when using clubrooms.

Face Masks
* Carry a face mask at all times after  you leave home.
* Wearing of face masks while at ASC or out on Albert Park Lake is an individual decision based on personal circumstances. Required for galley and bar staff while serving.

Record Keeping and notification requirements
* Any member or visitor at  the club for any purpose, including the boatyard, needs to scan the QR code in club foyer OR if without smartphone complete the Sign In sheet on the table in the club foyer.
* An ASC COVID19 check-in person (blue vest) will be in foyer or around the clubrooms to check your vaccination status on your smartphone or your paper record and record it on our Vaccination Status Register.  You need to contact that person prior to or upon entering the upstairs area in order to provide evidence of your vaccination status.  No personal details are recorded on the vaccination status register --- simply whether you are vaccinated or are exempt. This means we won’t need to check your status again on your next visits.
* If you have attended the club and subsequently diagnosed with COVID19 or been to a site where a COVID19 case within preceing 2 or 3 days of attandance,  inform our ASC Commodore Cindy ( or Vice Commodor Rod ( Also follow latest Health Department advice.

Physical Distancing
* Current government advice indicates no caps on numbers by physical area within club.
 * Maintain physical distancing to extent reasonably possible when moving through areas, when seated or when queuing for services such as club canteen or bar

* Information Sessions for club races will generally be held on foreshore in front of club with Sign on/ Sign off for club races in boatyard. 

Other information
* Contract cleaners come in on Fridays  for cleaning upstairs & ground floor facilities.
* SEDA educational group use club facilities some midweek days in term (9.30am to 3pm) from February to  early November with agreed arrangements. 
* Club Galley and after sailing Bar can open on club sailing days with COVID19 related arrangements in place.

Process for a confirmed COVID19 Case
This is the ASC process for a person diagnosed with COVID19 who is at the club ASC facility or has recently visited the club.
The important first step is to isolate person in an area well away from others. Downstairs training/committee room is suggested option if Committee member with key to open.
The process is to ensure that reporting, tracing and required cleaning occurs before the facility opens.
      Schematic of process for a COVID19case

Powerboat and Equipment Use
    ASC Powerboat Use         Wash down and wiping of shared surfaces recommended if different people to use boat same day or on consecutive days.