Mar 19

Covid-19 and recent guidelines issued by British Canoeing

In light of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and recent guidelines issued by British Canoeing, we are suspending all regular club sessions effective immediately. This includes the normal Saturday and Sunday morning sessions at 9am and Wednesday evenings at 6pm (that were due to start 1st April). If you do continue to paddle, please remember to regularly use the hand soap provided and try to stay in the open and out of immediate contact with others.
The committee recommends the following:  -regular hand washing -strict adherence of the 2 metre (or more) rule between persons (this includes off the water e.g. showering and changing indoors which should be minimised) -anyone with underlying medical conditions, over-70 year olds and pregnant members to not come down to the club-no crew boat paddling (K2/K4) -paddlers living within close proximity of the club arriving to sessions in kit and showering at home afterwards.  
 Whilst the committee can not prevent people from paddling, we do advise smaller groups from now on (up to 3 on the water for safety reasons) and until further guidance is issued, we suggest paddling at different times to reduce the potential for infection. As always, juniors cannot paddle without adult supervision
In line with government recommendations, any members showing symptoms of the virus should immediately self-isolate and inform the committee.
I am happy for individual members to reach out to me if they would like to discuss anything further.
We will keep you updated on any future developments. Stay safe.


Commodore of Canoes

Mar 19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Impact on the Club

I am writing this short note to set out the basic arrangements that will apply with immediate effect to the use of the club and its facilities.

The Captain and Commodore will respond to your specific enquiries.

Broadly we need to respond to British Rowing and British Canoeing guidance. Accordingly the only on water activity will be in single sculls and single kayaks. If you do choose to go out on the water you must notify at least one other person so as to ensure that your activity is known.

Members may use the ergos, but only in the open air and spaced at least 2m apart.

Any equipment or facilities used whilst at the club must be cleaned before and after use.

Any attendance at the club is entirely up to members to decide upon individually.

If you have any of the symptoms described by Public Health England relating to Coronavirus you must not come to the club at all until you are given the all clear.

The Committee will continue to review the situation as it develops and as advice is forthcoming. It should be noted that some clubs have already decided to close their facilities entirely.

Rodney Beer


Bradford On Avon RC

Tuesday, 17 March 2020