Closure of the Club
Following the announcement to members on Tuesday, I can advise you of the extent of restrictions which now apply to club closure, in order to comply with government requirements.
Regrettably further restrictions are required and these are:
There will be no access to Riverside House or the Outboard Store, except for emergency reasons. Membership cards will be restricted to car park entry only. The car park will remain open for emergency access.
The launch service, maintenance bays, casual PPYH berthing and use of other club facilities have been withdrawn while government restrictions remain.
Emergency access to the club will be available for genuine emergency reasons only, via a keypad code. The test for this will be if the reason for your journey to the club meets the requirements of the Government restrictions on travel. In these circumstances members can seek access by telephone, email request to the club office.
The maintenance bays, PPYH short term berths and the launch pontoon will be available for emergency purposes via sea access only. Both the Harbourmaster and the water taxi have been advised of this emergency access, which is being provided as a community service while other local facilities remain unavailable. No casual berthing or boat maintenance work will be allowed. Access to both the PPYH and to Port Hamble Marina will remain in place for emergency use by using the current code. The Hamble Water Taxi is providing an emergency service and also a boat watch service and can be contacted on 07827 157155.
I am sure that members will appreciate that the board had no option but to meet the terms of the government restrictions, to help control the spread of the coronavirus, save lives and to protect the NHS.
You can contact the club by telephone or by email to the office staff, or alternatively by email to board members via the email addresses given on the club website.
Please also look out for the weekly Eshot which will be used to keep members updated.
Stay safe, keep well and look after yourselves.
Paul Oliver, Commodore