As the current situation develops, we have been forced to cancel more and more club trips and courses. It is looking more likely that we may have to stop most if not all club activities as further advice is given over the coming week(s). In addition to suspending all pool sessions, upcoming courses and residential trips from this weekend onwards we are also suspending all sessions involving team sports (eg no rules polo / canoe polo games and sessions) until further notice.
We are using the latest advice to clubs given by British Canoeing:
Clubs are advised to consider if and how they are able to run activities which adhere to the government advice, specifically regarding travel and social distancing recommendations. For some clubs and in some circumstances, club committees might assess that some activities can continue safely. However, the way that clubs operate and the facilities available to each club varies greatly which means that some club activities will need to be suspended for the time being.
Currently, we still allowing small groups of members who live very locally to attend distance paddling sessions at the docks and individual surfing at locations like Crosby. This effectively means that you will be paddling on your own but within sight of others on the water.
Members should ensure they always follow all social distancing guidelines. These include not sharing lifts with people outside your immediate family or using public transport, to keep 2 metres apart and to wash your hands regularly.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and update our calendar and advice accordingly.