The Management Committee of the Hillarys Yacht Club have updated the policy for all Members and their Guests as well as visitors to our club. Update 3 complements Update 1 & 2

Safety is of the highest priority at HYC. 

HYC will comply with all directions from authorised public health officers and recognised medical authorities in relation to the Coronavirus, and as far as possible plan for and make advance preparations for the possibility that our operations may be affected.


As the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Coronavirus a pandemic, HYC has put in place the following measures to minimise any harm to you from the COVID-19:

  • Individual tables will be spaced within a 2 metre radius of other tables.


How you can assist:

  • Support the club where possible during these uncertain times.

Events, Entertainment and Functions (ADDITIONAL)

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. Following advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on 18 March 2020 it is recommended that non-essential, organised gatherings INDOOR be limited to fewer than 100 people.  The Premier announced on 18th March 2020 that “the medical advice preventing non-essential, organised gatherings of 100 or more people indoor and 500 or more outdoors from going ahead will be enforced.”

An indoor gathering refers to a gathering within a single enclosed area (i.e. an area, room or premises that is or are substantially enclosed by a roof and walls, regardless of whether the roof or walls or any part of them are permanent, temporary, open or closed).

This does not apply to essential activities such as public transportation facilities, medical and health care facilities, pharmacies, emergency service facilities, correctional facilities, youth justice centres or other places of custody, courts or tribunals, Parliaments, food markets, supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, office buildings, factories, construction sites, and mining sites, where it is necessary for their normal operation (although other social distancing and hygiene practices may be required in these settings).

Outdoor events of fewer than 500 attendees may proceed. There are general measures that all events should follow, including in a given occupied space, there must be no more than one person per four square metres of ground space.

The National Cabinet accepted advice from the AHPPC that community sporting activities could continue with involvement from essential participants (players, coaches, match officials, staff and volunteers involved in operations, and parents and guardians of participants).

This advice follows ongoing consultation with sporting organisations which has resulted in guidelines being prepared for community sporting organisations. The guidelines provide relevant advice on change room access, physical contact, travel, and social distancing and hygiene practices.

Furthermore, it has been acknowledged that contact sports have a greater risk of transmission than other sports, and as such, should be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All sporting codes should seek public health advice applicable to their codes, and take into account outdoor mass gathering issues.

We thank you for your cooperation during this time of worldwide concern.

Fred Gere
Commodore, HYC