23rd March Information re COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 situation and the NZ Government announcing the country increasing to Alert Level 3 on Monday 23rd March and escalating to Level 4 on Wednesday, Ponsonby Cruising Club will be temporarily closed to help New Zealand avoid spreading the virus any further.
sailing and racing is cancelled until further notice;
PCC sailing school is closed;
Club rooms are closed.
your crew members are informed as well.
notices can be found on the website here http://www.pcc.org.nz/latest-news/ and we’ll
endeavour to send emails to the PCC Members with updates.
safe out there and let’s all do whatever it takes to avoid spreading this
management / Office
Information re COVID-19
Ponsonby Cruising Club is taking steps to protect our Members and the Club environment for COVID-19 that has been classified as a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organisation).
We will continue to follow Ministry of Health (MOH) advice and respond based on facts.
Summary from the Ministry of Health (MOH) NZ has 66 self-isolated COVID-19 cases who are recovering
New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 2 – Reduce: this means disease is contained but the risk of community transmission is growing
The PCC Management Committee and the PCC Office will continue to plan and respond to this new risk reasonably and proportionately. We will communicate updates to you as this situation changes.
We all have a role to help minimise the spread of COVID-19.
Help us by Focusing on Prevention
The best preventative steps for any communicable disease include simple but important measures to practise as part of your daily routine, but especially during flu season:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dry thoroughly.
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- If you can’t wash your hands with soap & water, use sanitiser instead.
- avoid sharing anything that has come in contact with saliva, whether in your living or social environments.
- stay home when you are sick and call the Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
- cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the rubbish.
- get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
- Self-isolate for 14 days if you have travelled from abroad (except for people coming from the Pacific Islands)
If you have flu like symptoms, please:
- stay home as usual and get better
- if you have further concerns, call the Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and follow their instruction
The Ministry of Health’s advice is that with continued vigilance, the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low.
These are the steps we have taken at the Club:
- Implemented a rigorous ongoing cleaning schedule with special focus on high touch points such as door handles.
- Ensured all our bathrooms are continually topped up with soap and paper hand towels. There is hand sanitiser available in the Club but we would like to stress that it shouldn’t be used to replace good hand washing techniques and personal care.
- Social distancing to minimise contact.
- The 99th Lipton Cup Interclub Challenge has been postponed.
- The CYA / Mullet Boat Round Rangi has been cancelled/postponed.
Meanwhile please follow the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and the guidelines in this message. We will continue to monitor, assess and advise you of any changes.
We all know that being on and near the water is good for the soul, as well as for boosting immunity, so head out on your boat, keep supporting PCC Club racing and use your club to a level you feel comfortable with.
If you want to know more about COVID-19 please ensure you are reading material from a reliable source.
The Ministry of Health is the best source of information for New Zealand and they update this information regularly:
Also, WorkSafe have additional information at: https://worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/work-related-health/workplace-preparedness-for-novel-coronavirus
PCC Management and Office