As it currently stands we look to be in a position to start re-opening the club on the 29th March for people with their own equipment and the 4th April for people needing to use club equipment. Please see below for a reminder as to what the club’s COVID rules mean for our members.
If you have not renewed your membership yet then please remember to do this if you are intending on it as you membership will run out on the 31st March.
Club COVID rules
For anyone thinking about renewing, the guidelines are much the same as last year, please see below for a refresher. We will look at what courses/coached sessions and inductions we can offer down the line.
- For enhanced track & trace, please use one of the QR code posters & the NHS track & trace track app on your smartphone, or add you session to the Team-up calendar (ask me for details if you need it)
- All club equipment is available for use: SOTs (sit-on-tops), open canoes, SUPs (stand-up paddle boards), kayaks and sailing boats, as applicable to the users training and experience.
- SOTs are recommended in preference to closed-cockpit kayaks as the SOTs are easier to clean.
- Members intending to visit the club will be expected to:
- Maintain 2 meters distance;
- Use the hand wash facilities provided;
- Wash down club equipment before and after use, cleaning facilities are provided;
- Be responsible for their own launching and landing;
- Only paddle if the conditions are appropriate and manageable for their level of ability;
- Not enter the club house;
- Not use the club for any other purpose. No picnics or BBQs etc. Snacks & hot drinks are OK but use good hygiene measures;
- Leave as quickly as possible after completing their activity;
- Ensure the gate is locked behind you after they enter;
- Ensure that the site is secure before you leave.
- The toilet facilities may be used but with the changing areas only used to access the toilets. Specifically, the changing areas are not open for changing or showering. Members should therefore arrive at the club already changed or have the means to change discreetly.
- Members are expected to limit occupancy of the buoyancy store or toilets to one person, or one group from a single household, at any one time.
- For your safety, you should have a waterproofed phone with you while out on the water. It is also recommended that you bring a small first aid kit in case of minor accidents.
If any of the arrangements do not work well, please let the Committee know and we will try to make suitable adjustments via our contact form.