On this page you will find information and updates on COVID 19 and how the Club is implementing any new guidelines the Government is advising us to put in place.

Please come back to find out what new actions the Club is taking to make sure we can continue to operate and keep our Members and Staff safe.


LATEST NEWS AS AT 18 July 2021

Tomorrow the Covid guidance changes, but cases are unfortunately still rising exponentially both across the UK and on the Island. We need to remain careful, considerate and respectful of others.  So, we are asking that members continue to wear face masks when moving around inside the Clubhouse.  Members are encouraged to enjoy the enhanced outdoor facilities.  Our outdoor tables comfortably seat 6.  For larger groups, booking is recommended.

One of the main Government requirements is that we communicate our approach clearly. At the BSC, from tomorrow:

  • Social distancing will end.
  • Table service will continue.
  • Members will be able to order at the upstairs bar when it is open. However, there will be no seating or bar stools available inside the bar area.  Tables and seating will only be available outside on the balcony.
  • The Bar and Catering team will continue to wear masks when serving members.
  • The Office team will not wear masks. However, the screens will remain in place.
  • Members and their guests are recommended to wear masks moving about inside the Clubhouse.
  • Staff will wear face masks when moving within the Clubhouse.
  • Payment using Club Cards or wrist bands is strongly encouraged.
  • We will maintain enhanced cleaning schedules and provide hand sanitiser.

Members and staff are reminded that they should not attend BSC if they are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of COVID.
Please help us all to stay safe and enjoy the coming weeks of summer.



Our primary concern remains the health of our members, affiliated clubs and classes, recognised training centres (RTCs), instructors, staff and volunteers.

Guidance & FAQs

Guidance and FAQs for RYA Affiliated Clubs and Recognised Training Centres

Additional information and advice


COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus

How coronavirus is spread:
Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets. It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services


  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Advice to stay at home:

How long to stay at home if you have symptoms:

Anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days.

  • If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.

After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

  • But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days.


  • If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
  • If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

If you still have symptoms after 7 days

After 7 days, if you no longer have a high temperature you can return to your normal routine.

If you still have a high temperature, stay at home until your temperature returns to normal.

If you still have a cough after 7 days, but your temperature is normal, you do not need to continue staying at home. A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.


  • try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly people over 70, or those with long-term health conditions
  • ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines but leave them outside
  • sleep alone, if possible
  • regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to help with your symptoms


  • do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
  • do not leave your home, for example to go for a walk, to school or to public places
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