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Home / News / CSC & Covid-19 update 7 - email sent to members 13th May 2020

CSC & Covid-19 update 7 - email sent to members 13th May 2020

Published 19:48 on 13 May 2020

"Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should"

Dear member

No Change To Coniston Sailing Club

On Monday we contacted all members saying that we were reviewing the implications of the Government's announcement. We have now done a thorough review and the Committee have decided that the right thing to do, right now, is to keep the clubhouse shut, and continue to ask members not to come to Coniston Sailing Club. In the words of Cumbria's Police Constable "Just because you can doesn't mean that you should"!

Whilst the Government have said that we can travel to be in the outdoors, and sailing is an activity that is now allowed, it is our strongly held view that now is not the right time to come to the Club. The main reasons for our decision are:

  • Over the past 48 hours many local organisations, including the Police, LDNPA, the Parish Council, & Mountain Rescue have asked that visitors stay away.
  • Our facilities, and those locally, remain shut. Our cleaners are currently not working and therefore we don't yet have a safe solution for opening, even on a reduced basis - so no toilets!
  • Your safety whilst sailing is severely compromised as there is still no safety cover on the lake. Any incident would therefore involve the emergency services. We do not believe that having to rely on them is the right thing to do.
  • There is significant concern within the local community about a significant influx of visitors.

Having taken guidance from others, including the RYA, we do have a plan for how we will initially open the club. We hope that we will be able to implement this at the end of the month and will share the details with you over the coming days.

We know that we all want to get back to the club that we love, however we ask you, please, to continue being patient and stay away for now.

Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives

CSC Management Committee

Last updated 14:20 on 4 August 2020

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