Paddling with the club after 29th March

Over the next week or so you find that club paddles and sessions will become visible on our calendar and bookwhen booking system. All paddlers MUST be pre-booked with the session leader either via email or for most docks sessions via the link to the bookwhen site. Generally, sessions become visible 7 days ahead of the paddle and closes 24hrs before the paddle to enable the organiser to coordinate any groups or last-minute details.

Please remember that all our coordinators, coaches and group leaders are volunteers and while we do our utmost to put on lots of paddles, with the numbers in the club, we all must be patient and wait for the right opportunity to paddle. Please only book a place if you are absolutely certain you can make the session. Doing so will block the place to other members.

Key points when at the compound:

Do not leave valuable in sight in any parked cars at the compound

Everyone has to wear face masks from their car to being afloat when at the docks

Please leave as soon as you can after the session – no chatting or hanging around.

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LCC Covid 19 Guidance (paddling and Equipment)

Guidelines on coordinating or running a club trip

See you on the water after 29th March (safely distanced and in small groups)

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Liverpool Canoe Club Advice on Covid 19 Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household

The Stewardship group have reviewed all the latest guidance and agreed on the following. From 00:01 Monday 4th January 2021 to 29th March 2021 we will suspend all club paddles until either the national lockdown is lifted or further guidance allows. The club always operates within prevailing British Canoeing and Government guidance.

  • The docks and compound will be closed until 29th March 2021.

During these difficult times the club is not promoting any “general paddles” where you can just turn up and paddle at the last minute. To control numbers, every paddler needs to be pre-booked with the coordinator or through our Bookwhen.com booking site. Paddles are notified through the club`s Google Group and also placed on the clubs calendar. All paddling takes place in separate, small groups of up to six paddlers. We follow all National and Local guidance and adhere to the British Canoeing guidelines for paddlesports. From December 2nd 2020 the region is now in Tier TWO (High Alert)

Latest Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know

  • Please stay away if you have any symptoms or are self-isolating.
  • Please use hand sanitiser immediately before and after paddling.
  • Remain in your car until called forward to enter the compound and leave as soon as possible after you have finished.
  • You are required to wear a face covering while moving around the compound area (from your car to the compound and only removing it when you are afloat).
  • Do not chat or socialise with anyone else from another group while in or around the compound and maintain 2m distance at all times.
    Liverpool Canoe Club Advice on Covid 19

The club is currently in Stage 4, where most paddles at the docks are using club equipment. You must bring your own hand sanitiser and spray and use it frequently and sanitise any loaned equipment (eg paddle shaft)

Stage 1 – Promotion of club led trips on easy water with up to 5 others using own equipment.
Stage 2 – Club led trips allowed to launch from Coburg Dock (but paddlers must use their own equipment as the compound will not be opened).  Parking is available on the top car park if the barrier is not open (£1 per hour)!
Stage 3 – If the named leader of these Coburg Dock trips is also a key holder and is willing, they can allow people in their group access to the compound to collect and sanitise a set of equipment. A full Covid-19 risk assessment will need to be consulted.
Stage 4 –”Docks Sessions” are allowed and may have several distinct and separate groups paddling at the same time. This contrasts with A “Docks Paddle” which consists of a single group. In both cases all paddlers will be pre-booked. A full Covid-19 risk assessment will need to be consulted. LCC Covid-19 Risk Assessment
Stage 5 – Allowing a return to general paddles of more than 6 at any one time but this will depend on Government advice for mass gatherings.

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