Beach Closure Update
Mornington Peninsula Shire – Beach Closure Update
Published on 02 April 2020
While our beaches remain closed to restrict gatherings, people will be able to access Mornington Peninsula Shire managed beaches:
As a thoroughfare
For exercise – eg walking, running, swimming, surfing
For dog walking (on beaches that allow this activity)
Social distancing and mass gathering rules still apply..
At this stage Sailing is not permitted due to recreational boating ban
From the Commodore
We have been closely monitoring the developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic which is having a huge impact on the community. Our priority at this time is the health and safety of our members and guests and we are meeting to decide on the best course of action for our Club.
The overwhelming opinion is that we suspend all scheduled club activities effective immediately. Many of our volunteers are in the very high risk bracket and it would be unfair to expect them at the club.
In Summary as of today (18th March) we will be cancelling:
• Sailing School, with the exception of Sunday morning coaching.
• Club racing
• Social activities
• The Canteen and Bar
• All Club owned Training Centre equipment will not be available for use.
You will all be aware of good hygiene and other Health Department recommendations which we won’t repeat here. If you have any concerns regarding your health please don’t come down to the Club.
The General and Sailing Committee are in discussions to decide on arrangements for end of season Working Bee, Presentation Night and the AGM and we will keep you updated as soon as we know what those plans are.
I want to discourage anyone who has recently been overseas from coming to the club, noting in particular the 14 day mandatory self-isolation period that the Government put into effect for all people arriving in Australia from overseas. We need to protect our community and I thank you for your support on this.
Finally, stay safe and look after yourselves and we will update you periodically on further plans. For further information please contact the Commodore.
Commodore, McCrae Yacht Club