COVID-19 and the Club – update – 13 June 2020

Following the government announcement at the end of May, advice around paddling changed again, and can be seen on British Canoeing’s  https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2020/a-return-to-paddling-in-england.

The committee has met and discussed how this affects the Club, and are now able to offer some limited paddling.

Our Club regular Wednesday evening coached sessions will not recommence until government and BC guidance changes.

For those members with no boat rack at the club who have passed a Key Assessment a kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to be used by them in the same way as members who have a rack to store their own boat at the Club.

i.e. they may use it with the following restrictions:-

  • To maintain social distancing, only members of one household/bubble 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/s 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 before and after touching surfaces people from outside your household/bubble 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.) except the numbered equipment which has been allocated to you 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.

2020 members were contacted via e-mail and asked to respond by Friday 12th June so that kit could be assigned.  Members from 2019 who haven’t renewed yet will be able to request a set of kit subject to availability as part of the renewal process.