A RETURN TO CLUB ACTIVITY – June 2020

Our individual return to paddling has gone exceptionally well, with a very positive response from members and local people. We are now able to support a limited programme of group activity within BC’s guidelines.

1st June 2020 guidance from British Canoeing indicates that club activities can now take place, where the paddling activity has been risk assessed and is organised in groups of no more than 6 club members. We have published the details of sessions available by email and within the members section of the website. At present we cannot offer introductory courses or public sessions due to restrictions on group activity.

Our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our members and members of the public. We are therefore committed to ensuring that our return to paddling and club activities takes place in as safe environment as is possible. We will take all reasonable precautions against COVID-19 and act in accordance with all relevant legislation and government guidance in this area. We need you to do the same. Despite our best efforts, when you paddle at the club you (as an individual or as a parent acting on behalf of a junior) are accepting an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. It is therefore essential that you read, understand, and agree to comply with the Club’s COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Guidance document

and any communications or policies related to COVID-19 we put in place.

  • If anything does not make sense to you, you must ask questions of Club coaches and officials.
  • You must not go anywhere near the club or club sessions if you have displayed any COVID-19 symptoms or been in close contact with someone who has displayed symptoms in the last 21 days.
  • By paddling at the club you confirm you will adhere to published Government and Public Health England guidelines whilst attending the Club or taking part on club activities.

In our Club members section you will find our intent for organised activity, a comprehensive risk and guidance note and advice provided to parents of junior members. https://devizescanoeclub.co.uk/club-documents/

Any questions, concerns or cheerful emails indicating support for getting junior paddlers back outdoors and active should be addressed to our club committee at hello@devizescanoeclub.co.uk

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