“Hi all,
British Canoeing has further updated there instructions to us all as club members and / or paddlers the advice reads:-

“Members will recognise that we are in a very fast changing situation, responding to the advice and guidance dealing with issues related to the Coronavirus COVID 19 situation.

With regards to paddlesport activity, British Canoeing has today issued new guidance in the following statement:

In light of the government’s Stay at Home measures and following new guidance issued today by the Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust, which impacts the usage of waterways, British Canoeing has further revised its position and now strongly recommends that all paddlesport activity should immediately cease on rivers, waterways and coastal areas until further notice.

This is in line with government advice requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes, avoiding social gatherings and all non-essential travel. “

I don’t think any of us have managed to get on the water but I think these instructions are very clear.

Stay safe and Well
David Riley
H&S Officer

Stay at Home
The new measures announced by government state that people in the country will only be allowed to leave their home for the following purposes:
• shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible;
• one form of exercise a day – such as a walk, run or bike ride – alone or with members of your household;
• any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
• travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.”