COVID-19 and the club – update – 12 May 2020

Following the government announcement on Sunday, advice around paddling changed.  British Canoeing have issued the following https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2020/a-return-to-paddling-in-england.

Our Club activities will not recommence until government and BC guidance changes.

Members who have their own boat stored at the Club may use it with the following restrictions:-

  • To maintain social distancing, only members of one household are permitted in the building at any time.
  • Please arrive to the building dressed in your paddling clothing – no changing inside.
  • If on arrival you find the building unlocked, you may not enter.  Wait for the occupant to get their equipment out, (or put their equipment away), lock up and leave.
  • If the building is locked, you can safely assume there is no-one inside and proceed to get your boat out/put it away.  Please minimise the time you spend inside the building so that others may access it after you in a timely manner.
  • It is your responsibility to keep yourself safe, so use hand sanitizer or wash your hands thoroughly after touching surfaces people from outside your household may have touched.

For clarification, to avoid cross-contamination no club equipment is to be used at this time (boats, paddles buoyancy aids, gym equipment etc.) and only the boat-house will be accessible.  The combination to the rest of the club (changing rooms, toilets, club-room, gym) has been changed, so please do not try to enter.

COVID-19 – Club Closure – 27 March 2020

You may have seen yesterday’s update on paddlesport activity from British Canoeing https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2020/british-canoeing-update-on-paddlesport-activity

We previously notified members that club sessions (Try-it, Coaching, Wednesday evenings) will not take place for the foreseeable future.
In light of British Canoeing’s and the Government’s latest updates, we have taken the decision to completely close the club.  This means that club facilities and equipment (boats, paddles, buoyancy aids, gym equipment etc.) are NOT to be used until further notice.

Please follow the Government and Public Health England’s advice in the meantime, and Stay Safe.

COVID-19 and the Club

Please note that due to the current  COVID-19 crisis we will be delaying opening of the club and all club activities including Try-it sessions, Coaching and Wednesday night club sessions until further notice. Please follow the Government and Public Health England’s advice in the meantime.

Hopefully we can use this time to reflect on all the lovely paddling adventures of the past and update our goals for the future when we can be back on the water.

Look after yourself, your family, friends and neighbours during this very difficult time.

Cafe winter closure

From November 6th until the spring, the cafe will not be operating on Wednesday evenings.  If you aren’t a key-holder, this means that you’ll need to check whether anyone with a key is going to be here before coming down on a Wednesday evening.

Club Closure

The Club is being treated for woodworm, so will be closed to members from 24th February 2019 for at least a week.

All members with private boats must remove them by no later than Sunday 24th February. Any private boats left in the building will be removed (bolt cropping locks if need be).  Wee will be careful but can’t be responsible for any damage that might occur when they are moved, and we can’t guarantee they will be stored indoors.

Any members who can spare an hour or so please come to the club on Sunday at 10.30am to help us move the club boats to the arch and other storage areas safely out of the way of the contractors.

The boats will need to be out of the club for at least a week. For health & safety purposes the lock on the club will be changed during the week that the work is being carried out to prevent anyone accessing the building.