Coronavirus Update – Club Phased Re-Opening – 23 May 2020

Dear CSCC Members,

Recently the government has relaxed the rules regarding exercise and watersports and British Canoeing and the RYA have published updated guidelines on what activities can now be undertaken.  The CSCC Committee have reviewed these guidelines to see where they apply to us.
   
The Committee has been working on a phased reopening of the club with phase 1 being from Saturday 23rd May 2020.

Phase 1 is as follows:

To start with the club may only be accessed by members who have their own equipment & who wish to paddle from the club or to collect their boat from stores in order to paddle somewhere else.

Members will be expected to adhere to the Government guidelines on social distancing and staying safe outside your home. Guidelines on which can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-home/staying-safe-outside-your-home.

Members include those who intend to renew this year but have not done so due to the coronavirus situation and the fact that the discounted rates have not yet been published. This is being worked on.
Members intending to visit the club will be expected to:
Maintain 2 meters distance
Use the hand wash facilities that will provided
Be responsible for their own launching and landing
Only paddle if the conditions are appropriate and manageable for your level of ability
Not use club boats, paddles, buoyancy aids or other club equipment
Not enter the club house, toilet facilities or boat stores other than to access your own equipment to either use or to take away from the club.
Not use the club for any other purpose. No picnics or BBQs etc.
Leave as quickly as possible after completing your activity.
Ensure the gate is locked behind you after you enter

Phase 2 will allow more general use of club equipment by all members. We are working out the finer details of how equipment can be effectively cleaned between activities. We apologize for any frustrations this may cause and the delay in opening the club up.  Rest assured that we are working to get to satisfactory state as soon as possible.

The Committee would ask users to bear in mind that the club is run by volunteers, & as such all activities, including the maintenance and upkeep of the site are carried out on a voluntary basis. It is of course not possible to carry out such tasks at present so the site may not be in as good a state as we would like it to be.

Safety Alert: There is a broken plank at one end of the jetty, please take care!

Keep safe and help stop the spread of the virus!

CSCC Committee