|Covid 19 Guidance (paddling and Equipment)|| LCC Home
Page last updated June 28, 2020
|During these difficult times we are not doing any general paddles. To control numbers, every paddle needs to be pre-booked with a leader or coordinator or supervisor. Paddles are notified through the club`s Google Group. All paddling is in separate, small groups of up to six paddlers.
The club is now moving to Stage 3, where some paddles at the docks are now promoting the use of club equipment. However, please be aware that some Dock paddles may still require the use of your own equipment – if the coordinator is not a key holder etc.
Stage 1 – Promotion of club led trips on easy water currently with up to 5 others.
The club has agreed the following protocols:
If you have an idea for a paddle, would like help or advice to organise it, please email email@example.com
FAQ – Club promoted trips.
What are the current guidelines: Social distancing must take place at all times along with frequent hand washing or hand sanitising. Currently no more than 6 people may meet for exercise at an outdoor venue.
How do I organise a club paddle: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add the trip to the calendar. Brief details are then sent around by google group email – Members are then free to reply confirming they would like to take part and give brief details of experience etc if not known to organiser. Coordinator then confirms place (or not) on the trip and time / meeting place etc
What if someone brings a friend without confirming with the organiser meaning the group is now larger than 6 – both will be asked to go home and not paddle with the rest of the group. (absolute maximum of 6 people – including children). Only people booked on should attend and only people from the same household in the same car or boat.
What if another group is accessing the compound The second group must wait on the water or by their cars until the first is finished and has locked the compound. We want to minimise the time spent in and around the compound to absolute minimum.
What if I do not have my own equipment – Some dock paddles by now be advertised as allow members to borrow equipment but you CANNOT hire club equipment for trips away from the docks. The only exception is a key holder who pre-books a kayak for themselves for a club trip and can return it the same day with their key!
Can the trip be A to B with a car shuttle – Social distancing guidelines say no car sharing for members outside a household, so these kinds of trips are unfortunately not possible at the moment.
What if a paddler drops out – this may result in others being turned away and should not happen – only reply to an email about a trip if you are 100% certain you can make the paddle