COVID-19 Precautions for Training Course Delivery and Examinations
Version 1.1 13 July 2020
For the safety of all participants in our courses, as well as instructors and examiners:
- We will endeavour to ensure full compliance with the currently published guidelines and advice at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/472f64-covid-19-coronavirus-guidance-and-advice/ and ask that attendees do likewise.
- We will take full account of guidelines and advice specific to the education sector published at https://www.education.ie/covid19.
- All prospective attendees will be asked to complete a pre-course survey and will only be admitted to the course if this indicates low risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- Attendees showing symptoms or who have any concerns about possible infection must withdraw from the course immediately and inform us of their reason for doing so.
- To maximise the efficiency of course delivery, all attendees will be expected to engage in remote learning prior to the start of the course. In order to achieve this, we will require their email addresses 7 days beforehand.
- The sharing of equipment during the course and examinations will be avoided wherever possible. In the event that equipment must be shared, it will be thoroughly disinfected between users.
- Classroom accommodation must consist of 2 well-ventilated rooms, in close proximity to one another. One of the rooms should be capable of housing the full number of attendees when separated at the recommended social distance. The second room should accommodate at least 3 persons at the recommended social distance.
- Tables and chairs (one per attendee in the larger classroom and 2 tables + 2 chairs in the smaller room) will be regularly disinfected and, wherever feasible, attendees will be encouraged not to move between them.
- No food or drink should be brought into the classrooms.
- Attendees should bring face-coverings and gloves to the course as these will be required whenever social distance is difficult to maintain.
We provide a number of different courses for all types of professional and leisure sailors.
Leisure boats within 30 miles of the shore – SRC VHF
Leisure boats more than 30 miles from the shore – LRC
Operation of VHF on SOLAS vessels in coastal waters – ROC
Operation of VHF/MF/HF & satellite for transoceanic seafarers (SOLAS compliant) – GOC
Basic knowledge of navigation and safety (motor or sail) – RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship (ONLINE)
Coastal sailing (motor or sail) – Irish Sailing Coastal Navigation for Small Boats
Coastal and offshore sailing with prior experience – RYA Coastal Skipper
Offshore sailing (higher standard) – RYA Yachtmaster Offshore