Club Sessions & Equipment Use (11th August)

As you know club activities have been, and will remain, very limited under the current Covid restriction. We are looking to put on additional paddling slots on as we move forward.
As a reminder here is what is currently possible:
Club sessions will still be for existing members that are competent paddlers who are capable of looking after themselves on the water and self rescuing. Numbers are limited to ensure social distancing can be maintained,

Attendance on each sessions must be pre-booked in advance for each paddler via our Webcollect system. Bookings will go live for these event on a rolling weekly basis.

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Club sessions – important information:

  • Sessions are for club members only
  • Where possible, paddlers should be using their own equipment. From Monday 17th August club equipment can be used on organised Club Sessions (see below for details). We strongly discourage arranging to borrow other members kit.
  • In line with government guidance, our changing rooms are not available. Please change discretely at you car (or arrive and leave in paddling kit).
  • As for peer paddling at the club, access is available to the club for use of the toilet and to access boats stored at the club.  Members must follow existing club guidance on hand hygiene and cleaning touch points when accessing the club (Full Details). As you are booking this session you do not need to  send an email to notify your attendance.
  • Paddlers must maintain social distancing (2m) at all times, this applies on the water and in the club buildings.
  • Please do not park outside the club – we need this space to allow for appropriate social distancing.

 

Use of Club Equipment

To enable more people to get out on the water, from Monday 17th August members will be able to use club equipment (i.e. club boats, paddles, BAs, helmets and spraydecks) on pre-booked club sessions and activities. When booking on sessions you will be asked if you need a club boat or other equipment.  Those using club equipment will need to ensure this is disinfected or isolated after their use – please see the club guidance on this.  By booking on a sessions with club equipment members are agreeing to follow the club procedure on cleaning and isolating equipment after use.

 

New paddlers

Unfortunately under current restrictions and advice from British canoeing we don’t feel able to offer Learn to Paddle sessions. This is because paddlers are more likely to capsize during these sessions and require coaches to be in  close contact to rescue paddlers so not able to respect social distancing requirements.