Covid-19 Guidlines

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Hygiene Guidence

 

Procedures Re Covid-19 and our boat fishing trips

 

These procedures are to be implemented to reduce the risk of virus transmission on our boat fishing trips.

 

  • The boats have the necessary cleaning equipment and hand cleansers on board. You should bring your own protection equipment and sanitisers.
  • Covid-19 is transmitted in tiny droplets, spread through coughs, sneezes. singing, loud talking and shouting out loud, so do not do any of these actions. Droplets can also be airborne and spread if droplets end up on surfaces and people touch them and then their faces such as lips, nose and eyes.
  • We will always follow Welsh Government Guidelines.
  • Social distancing and good hygiene requirements are still in place.
  • Protecting the face and regular hand washing, especially after removing face protection, can help prevent infection
  • If you have Covid-19 symptoms you should not be going fishing on our boats. The skippers decide who to allow on board and if the skipper suspects a member is showing symptoms of Covid-19 they will not be allowed to board.
  • The skipper will carry out a full safety briefing listing all measures put in place to keep to Welsh Government guidelines and what member anglers have to do to follow these guidelines.
  • While social distancing measures are required, we will be limiting the number of anglers on board to ensure the correct separation between nonfamily members living at a different address. Family members living at the same address are exempt from the social distancing rule between family members only.
  • There will be no provision for storage of personal items or seating in the cabin while travelling. Travel light to create more space around the boat and plan for all weathers.
  • We will not be providing tea or coffee, or cooking facilities. Please bring your own food and drinks.
  • Anglers will not be allowed in the spaces occupied by the skipper and crew.
  • Use the rubbish bins on board at your fishing position. Do not walk around the boat. We will dispose of the rubbish at the end of the fishing trip.
  • Should an angler suffer a bout of seasickness they will be kept well away from other anglers.
  • Only use the toilet in an emergency. Use a bucket of sea water for urine and dispose safely over the side.
  • Anglers to meet at the boat car park adhering to social distance measures. Stay in your car until the marina gate is opened by the crewman and then line up at current distances.
  • Entry to the marina and boarding the boat will be done in an orderly manner observing the social distance and fishing position on the boat. Disembarking will be a reversal of embarkation. Where possible there will be a one-way system for getting around the boat.
  • We recommend you wash down and sanitise your rod and reel after use.
  • We expect everyone aboard to help clean fishing-related mess in their allocated area. This will give us a better platform for a deep clean once everyone has left the boat.
  • There will be only one fishing trip per day.
  • During the pandemic, we are all ultimately responsible for our actions and ensuring the safety of ourselves and all around us. Please be thoughtful and considerate to everyone you meet in the car park, marina walkways and aboard the Oystercat, it is as much for your safety as others.

 

MMBFC

Committee

 

 

19 February 2021

Lockdown continues for a further 3 weeks. There is a slight relaxing in that up to 4 people from two different households can exercise together outdoors from Saturday. Excerise must still start and finish from home and driving for exercise is not permitted. This will be reviewed again by the Welsh Govt on March12th.

 

29 January 2021

Wales is still in level-4 lockdown. This situation will be reviewed again by the Welsh Govt on February 19th.

 

21 December 2020

Wales is in a level-4 lockdown from Sunday December 20th . 

Level-4 restricts travel to essential travel only and whilst fishing is not prohibited, it must be done locally and travel by car is only permitted for essential purposes. 

The need to carry sports equipment is not regarded as a justification for driving in these circumstances. All exercise must be done alone or with members of your household.

The marina pontoons will not be accesible during this lockdown, nor will the locks will operate.

This lockdown is in place until further notice.

 

19 October 2020

Today the Welsh Govt announced a 17 day lockdown starting on Friday the 23rd October at 6pm and running for 17 days ending at the start of Monday 9th November. 

So far as MMBFC are concerned, this means that we shall not be able to use the club boats in any way for that period.

Also all bars and restaurants in Wales are closed during this period, so there will be no club meetings.

New rules covering how people can meet will apply after this lockdown, but as yet the details have not been released. We will keep you advised.

 

25 September 2020

There are new local lockdowns this weekend for Swansea, Llanelli & Cardiff. People are not able to travel into or out of the lockdown area without a "reasonable excuse".

This applies from 6pm on Saturday 26th September for Llanelli, and from 6pm on Sunday 27th September for Swansea & Cardiff.

Therefore to comply with the latest restrictions, trips on the club boats can still proceed with social distancing, but only with club members from the Swansea area whilst the local lockdown is in place.

 

14 September 2020

The current restrictions on outdoor gatherings issues by the Welsh Government allow up to 30 people to meet outdoors whilst maintaining social distancing.

The executive committee have determined that the club boats will need run with reduced numbers during this period to allow social distancing. The cabin area is restricted to skipper & crew during this period. 

 

 

Reduced Numbers on club boats to maintain social distancing

 

Oystercat - Max of 6 people in total

Whilst the Oystercat has sufficient deck space for 9 people to fish and maintain distancing when at anchor or drifting, the difficulty is the comfort of those on board whilst the boat is travelling. 

The Oystercat does kick up spray at speed, and with the cabin unavailable, this means anglers will need to shelter between the rear of the cabin and the livewells, and it is this area that limits the numbers on board to 4 plus skipper & crew – a total of 6 people.

At the skipper’s discretion additional anglers may be permitted, but this would depend on the weather and may mean some anglers getting wet whilst travelling. 
The weather may be good at the start of the day but can deteriorate later.

 

Mumbles Belle - Max of 4 people in total

Due to its smaller size, numbers on the Belle are limited to the skipper plus 3 anglers

 

Bookings for trips are via email to admin@mmbcf.co.uk or the online forms.

 

When the Corona Virus restrictions are relaxed, we will be able to resume trips with more anglers onboard.

 

 

 

MMBFC Committee