Code of Conduct

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2021 - SYC COVID-19
Code of Conduct

All SYC members, staff, guests and attendees must read and abide to the following
COVID-19 Code of Conduct
before entering Club premises

Goals and Guiding Principles:

  1. The intent of this code of conduct is to help inform all members of the procedures in place to ensure that we may safely enjoy our time at the Club. All SYC members, staff and attendees take shared responsibility towards meeting the guidelines put in place by the Board of directors, in consultation with Public Health Sudbury & Districts and the Ontario Sailing Association, in relation to COVID-19.

  2. The conditions identified below are minimum requirements and everyone on Club premises must act responsibly and in accordance with them. Due to the unique nature of this pandemic, all who attend the Club must recognize that collectively we are doing our best and cannot be held liable should anyone fall sick of COVID-19 or a related illness, after coming to the Club.

  3. Should a member observe that another person at the Club is not respecting these parameters, 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 with any Director who all have full authority to enforce this directive.

  4. These are not normal circumstances. All members are asked to be flexible and polite and to compromise when necessary.

Around the Club:

  1. Everyone who comes to the Club must first read this document and be ready and equipped to fully abide by its provisions.

  2. Everyone who comes to the Club will follow all direction provided by the Ontario government and/or Public Health Sudbury & Districts based which "zone" Sudbury is currently in (ie. Lockdown, Red Zone, Stay-At-Home order, etc.) For more information on the restrictions in each zone please visit: Any additional protocols specific to the SYC will be shared with the membership by the Commodore.

  3. Do not, under any circumstances, come to the Club if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, if you are living with a person who has such symptoms or if you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus. If you are under a government-mandated self-isolation period, you are required to complete it before coming to the Club. Please refer to the provincial guide for any guidance

  4. If you have a condition whereby you are immunosuppressed or have a chronic illness, you should consult your physician or public health resources to help you decide if you should come to the Club.

  5. All those attending the Club agree to the sanitation measures: bringing alcohol-based hand sanitizer and using Health Canada approved high-level disinfectant wipes ( ie. bleach wipes) and products to wipe down any door handles/knobs, railings or shared areas before and after use. This includes the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and Health Canada approved high-level disinfectant products when opening and closing the Club’s main gate.

  6. The Club will make its best efforts to provide hand-washing stations and/or hand sanitizer. However, members are kindly requested to bring their own hand sanitizer and use it liberally.

  7. All those attending the Club agree to wash their hands when entering the premises and understand that soiled hands cannot be disinfected using hand sanitizer (hand-washing is necessary or use single-use gloves).

  8. In keeping with the latest best practices, everyone coming to the Club must carry a mask or face covering and wear it over the nose and mouth when you are about to be 2 metres (6 ft.) from another person.

- This is to protect your fellow Club members and staff, should you unknowingly be a carrier of the virus. Note that wearing a mask while in close proximity to others is always a best practice!

- If you are in areas where boats are stored close together, wearing a mask is also mandatory given the proximity of the boats and the number of people usually working on your boat or adjacent boats. In these areas, proximity, even accidental, is difficult to avoid.

- If you are in an obstacle-free space that allows you to easily see and avoid someone approaching, wearing a mask is not mandatory but recommended.

9. The Club may post specific directives on notice boards at the Club, on the grounds, via e-mail, and social media. Please look out for, read, and respect them.

Working on Boats in the Lot:

  1. As the owner of your boat, you are fully responsible for ensuring that anyone helping you prepare your boat respect these directives.


All members, staff and attendees shall comply with these directives with respect and politeness to others. The Club reserves the right to reprimand anyone for not following these directives, insist that they be followed and, at the sole discretion of any Director, ask the individual(s) to leave the property.

The SYC may be required to make changes to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct, including restricting access to Club facilities and activities, based on government regulations. We regularly consult with the Ontario Sailing Association and Public Health Sudbury and Districts, and follow their recommendations to ensure we are safe and compliant. As a member, you understand that this code may change throughout the season. All updates will be emailed to you and posted in the SYC Members Facebook Group.

Stay safe and be well,

The SYC Board of Directors