COVID update - PDYC Sailing School committee has decided to forge ahead with plans to run our sailing program for youth and adults this summer and due to the government’s recent announcement regarding Step 2 there are some changes. We are still planning on maintaining social distancing and our current Covid procedures and wearing masks when in close proximity, Step 2 has some exciting changes:
· Team sports (instruction, practice, and competition) can proceed as long as there is no likelihood of sustained physical contact between participants – meaning that you are allowed to sail in boats with others as long as you ensure there is no sustained and engaged physical contact.
· While doing outdoor sports, masks are not needed. Following best practices of maintaining distance and wearing masks at other times (such as in preparation and post sport activity) is encouraged.
· All sailors on the same boat are no longer required to be from the same household.
· The capacity limit for all activities that are part of your ongoing operations (as opposed to events) are based on how many people your space can accommodate while maintaining the 2m physical distancing requirements.
We are grateful for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs grant to support hiring our certified coaches and for the support from Ontario Sailing for its special Covid relief fund this year which has enabled us to provide PPE and other equipment in order to delivery our high quality programs safely. Check out our Facebook page to keep in touch or refer to our contact information. Come out – we’re ready for you to enjoy this beautiful summer!