COVID-19 Guide for Sailing Organizations

Published on May 7th, 2020

As Clubs and Organizations seek guidelines to safely operate amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Gowrie Group has just released their COVID-19 Burgee Program Risk Management Guide for Sailing Organizations.

To help organizations navigate this outbreak with operational decisions amid a very complex and rapidly evolving environment, this guide includes overview recommendations, followed by detailed guidelines on a wide range of important topics relevant to sailing organizations.

These issues including Health & Safety, PPE, Cleaning/Sanitation Protocols, COVID-19 Task Force, Launch & Mooring Service, Docks & Slips, Facilities, Shared Equipment, Pools & Tennis Courts, Health Screening, and Pandemic Plans.

The guide also recommends forming a COVID-19 Task Force to lead the organization through complying with and adopting to the established CDC guidelines and all related federal, state, public health, and local laws and mandates.

Ultimately, the decisions of when to open, and what programs and services to offer, will need to be made by the organization’s leadership, officers, and legal counsel. These are not easy decisions to make. The health, safety, and welfare of members and staff should always be the top priority.

This COVID-19 Burgee Program Risk Management Guide by Gowrie Group should serve as a helpful resource in guiding sailing organizations forward to smoother seas.

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