LYC Members and Guests
How will Covid-19 affect LYC for 2020?
We are still focusing on opening for this season, in a format that matches any ongoing lifestyle restrictions and we have been developing a contingency plan for the season.
Schools in Nova Scotia are closed until May 1, 2020. Will this be extended? I’m afraid none of us know the answer to that at this time.
Nova Scotia's chief medical officer warned the public Wednesday, April 1, 2020, against finding "loopholes" with COVID-19 restrictions in place across the province. “Now is not the time to be thinking about how we can get out and continue usual activities," Dr. Robert Strang said at a press conference. "Understand now is the time for us to stay close to home, minimize our interaction with others to protect each other."
Some of the restrictions include maintaining physical distancing of at least two metres from other people, not gathering in crowds of more than five people and only going outside to get groceries or going for a walk in one's neighbourhood. Details available at: Nova Scotia.ca/coronavirus
The Sail Nova Scotia website now contains COVID-19 information and they have started a question and answer section to support the sailing and boating community. They will continually update their website as the situation evolves; goto: Sailnovascotia.ca for details.
At LYC, we aren’t open in the month of April, unlike other yacht clubs that are open year round. The club usually opens mid May. If your boat is stored at LYC, it is reasonable to check on it while respecting all government regulations including physical and social distancing of two metres. If you do not have a boat stored at LYC, we would request that members not visit the property at this time.
This is an excerpt from an e-mail received from Waterworks concerning the Marina docks, new and old.
“ We have had minor adjustments to overcome, like many others trying to maintain operations during the Covid-19 State of Emergency , but we can still operate as close to normal as reasonably possible. Of course, that is subject to change from day to day as things continue to evolve. I can assure you that Dexter Construction (Waterworks) will provide you your docks as quickly and as practically as possible.”
The health and safety of our Members and Guests is the most important factor in decisions that we are undertaking. We will be governed by the Provincial and Federal government legislated measures as they evolve.
As regulations or restrictions change we will continue to modify our plans in regards to activities of LYC for the 2020 season.
Members can expect another update on or before May 1, 2020.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, LYC.
Janet Marie Snair
Lunenburg Yacht Club