Re: Non-Medical Mask Special Measures


The mandatory Non-medical Mask Special Measures order will take effect on Monday, August 24th for all indoor public spaces.

This is a link to the Special Measures Order for your reference:

Here is a link to additional details regarding exceptions to the order for staff and the public about mask use in a place of business:

Below are the exceptions, copied from the link above.


Masks are not required for the following people or situations:

  • Children under the age of 5. Wearing a mask is encouraged for children between 2 and 4 years of age. NOTE: Wearing a mask is not recommended for children under age 2.
  • People with physical or mental health exemptions – People whose particular physical condition or mental health prevents them from wearing a mask (these people are encouraged to wear a face shield instead, if possible), including but not limited to:
    • people who are unable to put it on or take it off by themselves due to a physical disability;
    • people with facial deformities;
    • peoples who, due to cognitive impairment, an intellectual disability,
    • an autism spectrum disorder, or a severe mental health condition, are unable to understand the requirement, or for whom wearing a mask causes significant distress;
    • people who have a severe skin condition on the face or ears that is significantly aggravated by wearing a mask;
    • people with a severe respiratory condition or disease for whom a mask would further impair their breathing (please note that there is no evidence that indicates NMMs impair oxygenation of those with respiratory disease);
    • anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • During treatments, services or physical activity – People who are receiving treatment, receiving a service or engaging in a physical activity or other activity that requires it to be removed. In these cases, they may remove their mask for the duration of the treatment, service or activity only;
  • Facial Identification – people who remove their mask momentarily for identification purposes.
  • Workplaces – Requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, as well as any workplace specific health and safety plans, will continue to apply to workers. However, workers must wear their mask when they are in a publicly accessible lobby, reception area, hallway, stairway or elevator when physical distancing cannot be maintained and physical barriers are not in place.
  • Seated areas – People who are seated in the following places, provided physical distancing of two metres can be achieved between individuals or bubbles, (they must put their mask back on when moving around in these places):
    • in the classrooms of a post-secondary educational institution,
    • in a place where activities or services of a religious, cultural, or entertainment nature are offered,
    • in a restaurant, a food court, or a lounge.
It is recommended that people exempted from wearing a mask due to a health condition avoid, as much as possible, places where they are mandatory. If they go to these places, it is recommended that people who are exempted strictly maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from other people, except the people accompanying them, if any.


07 15 2020

Re: RNYC Entrance Channel Dredging Operations

We have been advised by the Town of CBS as follows:
“The contracted work for the Inner Harbor is now complete. The contractor will be de mobilizing over the next couple of days and as of now the channel is safe to use for boating traffic”.

Important Message from Transport Canada regarding pleasure boating and Covid-19

May 14, 2020 • Ottawa • Transport Canada

RNYC COVID-19 Prevention Plan 2020

As it relates to COVID-19, the RNYC believes it’s important to manage the risk for our Members as required by the Chief Medical Officer. The RNYC is supporting the direction from both Federal and Provincial Government, health authorities and agencies, and taking measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The RNYC is working alongside the Municipality of Conception Bay South as well as other levels of government and health authorities to make the best decisions possible in response to COVID-19. This Prevention Plan will be in force until such time as the restrictions imposed by the public health emergency are lifted by the Chief Medical Officer.

1. All RNYC buildings, including RNYC Club House and the Sailing School, are closed to Members and the public until further notice.
2. A barricade is to be erected at the entrance to the RNYC to control access.
3. Non-members are not permitted on site without the permission of the General Manager.
All persons entering RNYC property are required to read and familiarize themselves with the RNYC COVID-19 Prevention Plan.

Follow the link below for the full text of the RNYC COVID-19 Prevention Plan.

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