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UPDATED 31 JULY 2020
SSC Bar and Clubhouse Open
In line with the Government lifting more restrictions I can advise you that the Clubhouse and the Bar (incorporating the parlour and the East compound) was opened from 5 July 2020. It is now possible to purchase drinks at the following times;
Timing will be strict and the facility will be for MEMBERS ONLY – bring your membership card with you. There is a signing in book for members to use for tracking purposes.
The clubhouse is being cleaned thoroughly after each session.
NOTE – The procedures below must be followed;
Strict social distancing must be observed and the clubhouse has been reconfigured in the bar and parlour to reflect this – numbers are therefore limited.
You must use the seats as they are set out and no standing or rearranging is acceptable.
If you elect to use the East compound you must bring your own garden chairs and trays (to collect your drinks – plastic glasses only) – there are no plans to erect the marquee at the moment.
Those using the parlour and the East compound must access the bar (to purchase drinks only) via the downstairs fire exit and using the fire exit stairs to the bar. (Yes, we know you have to pass through the men’s loos but we have blocked off the urinals!). Only one person on the fire escape stairs/waiting for their order at any time.
If the weather is bad then the main stairs can be used BUT only to the bar door where the order can be placed. ONLY one person can wait at the bar door.
Cashless payments preferred but if you only have cash bring plenty of change so that you can pay the exact amount for your purchases.
Toilet use is restricted to one person at a time.
Other than the above times the parlour and toilets will now be available to members.
There will be no tea/coffee making facilities so bring your own and take it away with you to wash up in your own home.
Seating layout and toilet restrictions must follow the same as set out above.
It is over to you now – we are so lucky that we have people stepping up to man the bar so please ensure you follow the procedures and I am sure it will work well and safely. As always this will be continuously reviewed as time goes on.
Commodore’s Note 31 July 2020
NEW OPENING TIMES FOR THE BAR
I am very pleased to say that since opening the bar in the Club early in July it has been going well and members have been very responsible and sensible, so thank you for that.
We are very lucky that we do have volunteers who are still willing to be behind the bar.
The bar will now (from 1st August) be open on a Saturday lunchtime instead of a Saturday evening.
The lunchtime sessions will now be from 12.00 until 2.30 and the evenings remain at 6.00-9.00
Therefore, the opening times for the bar will now be;
Timing is strict and the facility is for MEMBERS ONLY – bring your membership card with you. There is a signing in book for members to use for tracking purposes.
OTHER CLUB BUSINESS
It is with a great deal of disappointment that I must advise you that Brian Rogers has stepped down as Moorings Master. We have been very lucky to have him on the team and his hard work and diligence was very much appreciated.
Russell Harvey has stepped forward and will assume the role of Moorings Master for the time being. It is a vital role for the Club so support him in this role.
I am also very saddened to report that Peter Winder is stepping down as the Webmaster for the Club after 8 years of hard work and dedication. I think everyone will agree that the website has served us very well as a window to the world as well as to our members and it is down to Peter that this is the case.
He has been brilliant to me, as Commodore, and has put up with my continual emails and requests without complaint or fuss – it won’t be the same without him. In the interim Caroline Cunningham has kindly agreed to step into the role.
31 July 2020
10 Quay Street
Essex CO11 1AU
Phone 01206 393924