This page contains 3 sections: An introduction, the Code of Conduct, and the Agreement Form to acknowledge electronically your agreement to follow the Code of Conduct.
An Important Message about COVID-19 Protocols from the Commodore NSC
These exceptional times of COVID-19 require that our Club implement exceptional measures and that its members show exceptional discipline to ensure that we all stay healthy and not risk our boating season.
In a spirit of optimism and trust in our community, NSC has developed this document to ensure that all who come to our Club understand and take responsibility for maintaining appropriate physical distancing and sanitation measures. The more robust the measures we implement, the more we can protect the safety of ourselves, our staff, fellow members and the public at large. We all must truly work together to ensure our health and safety so that we are able to enjoy our summer activities.
Our passion to be on the water must be tempered by our sense of community: we are all in this together. Our priority must be focused on all of us coming through these unusual times healthy.
Please read this document carefully. Input to the creation of this COVID-19 Code of Conduct came from a variety of sources including Ontario Sailing and other provincial sailing organizations. Sailing clubs across Canada are working to keep members safe with these commitments.
Our approach will continue to evolve as the situation evolves, as we learn more and as we monitor our efforts.
I wish you all good health and the best boating season possible!
Nepean Sailing Club
NSC Code Of Conduct
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COVID-19 Code of Conduct
Goal and Guiding Principles
This code of conduct is to inform all members on the procedures in place to ensure that we can safely be at the Club and to confirm each member agrees to take individual responsibility for meeting the requirements related to COVID-19. Everyone who comes to the Club must first read, understand and sign this document and be ready and equipped to fully abide by its provisions.
Members are not obliged to come to NSC if they do not feel safe for any reason, be it because they are in a high risk category for COVID-19 themselves, or they are concerned for other family members that they have close contact with, or do not wish to take the risk. While NSC will take all reasonable precautions to protect staff, service providers and members, your presence in the NSC yard, harbour and facilities is entirely at your own risk.
The requirements in this document are minimum requirements and everyone visiting NSC must act responsibly and in accordance with them. All who visit NSC must recognize that, individually and collectively, we are doing our best to ensure safety. Officers, staff and members of the Club cannot be held liable should anyone fall sick of COVID-19 or a related illness, after coming to the Club.
Should a member observe that another person at NSC is not respecting a requirement of this guideline, it is acceptable to politely and respectfully ask that person to conform to our requirements. Should the issue not be resolved we ask the member to communicate to a member of the Board of Directors who have full authority to enforce this directive.
Members are responsible for keeping themselves informed of COVID-19 procedures when they are published and for conforming to them when coming to NSC.
Conduct and Procedures around the Club
In this first phases of opening, please only come to the Club to prepare your boat for launch in the time slots allocated to you. The following procedures are to be followed:
Working on Boats in the Yard
Launching Boats and Access to Docks
Once access to the NSC docks is permitted for launch, boats will be able be tied to the docks at their assigned mooring position. Once at the assigned mooring dock, boats are to be securely tied to the docks, using owner-supplied lines. For launch day, owners must leave the docks once their boat has been secured. A separate safety protocol will apply for accessing your boat on subsequent days.
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