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Royal Solent Yacht Club

Our Response to Covid

We are delighted to be able to confirm that the Royal Solent Yacht Club will reopen, initially to members only, at midday on Saturday 4th July.

Following last week’s announcement by the Government concerning the reopening of pubs, clubs and hotels, we have now received new guidelines which we must follow to remain open safely and legally.

It will not be easy for any of us to start with and to many the procedures we are required to put in place will appear onerous, to others perhaps over cautious but we would ask you to think about the more vulnerable in our community and respect these rules.

We are intending to open as much of the Clubhouse as is feasible. This means that the bar and dining areas will be available, plus the outside areas. The disabled loos on the ground and first floors will be open, but not the main cloakrooms.

You will now need to book in advance by phone, whether you are eating or just drinking. This is to ensure that we know who is in the Club for contact and trace purposes should it be necessary; we are required to keep this information for three weeks. Members should ideally pay using their Club Payment Card account, particularly as this will allow redemtion of the member discount, so account balances may be need to be topped up when you book.

The booking phone line opens on Wednesday 1st July at 11.00, tel. 01983 760256.
Thereafter 11.00 - 15.00, Monday to Friday.  When you book you will be asked which area you would like to sit in and you will be allocated a table, subject to availability.

To begin with the Club will operate with reduced opening hours - click HERE.

When booking you will be asked the names of the members (and contact numbers of any guests) in your party. Please have this information ready when you call. To see Government guidelines on who you can have in your party or sit with, click HERE.

You will be allocated an arrival time as close as possible to your desired time on a first come first served basis. Please do your best to arrive at the Club at the allotted time as this will avoid congestion and the possibility of having to queue in the car park before entering the premises.

You will be met at the door and shown to your allocated table if you are sitting in the Clubhouse or round to the garden if you have booked outside. Click HERE to watch a walk through video on what to expect when entering the Clubhouse.

There will be no drink service at the bar. Orders for food and drink will be taken from you at your table and delivered to a serving table from which you will collect your order. Payment must be made via the Club Payment Card or debit/credit card, it will not be possible to pay in cash.

This allows us to deep clean your table overnight. You can take reassurance from the knowledge that the table has not been used before that day, has been cleaned overnight and has a fresh covering. This does, of course, further limit our capacity and flexibility, so please be patient.

We are required by law to produce a full operating procedure and risk assessment for staff and members alike. Links to these are listed below:


The Royal Solent Yacht Club has taken full account of Government guidance when planning for the re-opening of the Clubhouse and will always do what it can to ensure your safety and the safety of the Club’s staff. However, given the nature of the virus, there are risks that are outside the control of the Club and you must make your own decision about whether you wish to visit.

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