Covid-19 Guidance and Operating Procedures

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Version 3.1, Reviewed: 5th November 2020

Blackwater Valley Canoe Club is TEMPORARILY CLOSED, in alignment with the current Covid-19 national restrictions for England, and the following document outlines our official response. 

The priority for the club remains to protect the health and well being of our members and volunteers and help to stop the spread of Covid-19.

It is with regret that the Blackwater Valley Canoe Club Committee has had to make the decision to suspend club activities from the 5th November 2020 until further notice with immediate effect.

We would like to encourage all members to continue following the government and public health guidelines in the first instance. 

Our decision has been made in response to the latest publications by the Government, British Canoeing and Sports England as outlined below. 

These publications outline a requirement to “suspend all paddling events and competitions” and the closure of “paddling clubs and commercial activities”.

We shall continue to review the situation and shall communicate as and when appropriate as updates are released.

Club Equipment Fair Usage and Distribution

British Canoeing and Sports England publications outline that individuals shall still be able to exercise and make use of the waterways, for their own activities (including activities such as canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking). with your household, support bubble or with one person from another household (for example this could be a coach for 1:1 coaching).
We understand many of you don’t have your own equipment, so we are working on providing guidance on fair usage and distribution of club equipment in the near future. We would like members to be able to make the most of being able to use the waterways, and support our members with their mental and physical wellbeing during these challenging times. 
If you hold any club equipment and have not already told us, can you make sure you let either Tim Shellard (for leisure) or Rhys Bryant (for polo) know what you have to help us track where all of our equipment is.
Version NoDateStatusUpdateAmended By
1.023/03/2020FinalFirst Original Published as Statement Gemma Clements
2.003/08/2020 Final Revised from Statement to Guidance and ProceduresGemma Clements / Alex Tripp
2.106/08/2020Amendment Amendment for Polo Training Gemma Clements / Rhys Bryant
2.216/09/2020Amendment Amendments to align with Advice Published 15.09.2020.Gemma Clements
2.326/09/2020Amendment Amendments to groups and track and trace to align with Advice Published 24.09.2020.Gemma Clements
2.428/10/2020AmendmentUpdate to allow new members. Align to latest advice on government Teirs.Gemma Clements
3.005/11/2020Revised StatementNew statement in alignment with latest Government, NHS and British Canoeing Advice for the new national restrictions from 05.11.2020.Gemma Clements
3.105/11/2020AmendmentAdd Sports England update and revise Club Kit sectionGemma Clements