It is with regret that Blackwater Valley Canoe Club is CLOSED from 05.01.2021 until further notice in accordance to the latest Government advice, see our COVID-19 Guidance and Operating Procedures for details.

We shall only re-open when the National restrictions are lifted and the club resides within a Government Tier 1 or 2 area. When are are open we can only accommodate members for club activities, that reside in either Tiers 1 or 2. 

Please check your local alert level before attending.


Booking online in advanced is currently required for anyone to attend any club activities.

Only official club activities are covered by our club insurance or club waterways licences and only those promoted through our website ( are considered as official as outlined by the Authenticity Statement.

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Participants are currently expected to self-assess at what stage they can suitably return, and only return if the current stage we are operating at applies to them.

The club may increase or decrease the reopening stage at any point as so please check the guidance stage on the day before arriving at an activity.

For Club Activities, Everyone should:

  • Read the Blackwater Valley Canoe Club COVID-19 Guidance
  • Adhere to the latest social distancing and official government advice
  • Read the latest¬†Event Booking Terms regarding club activities
  • Read the latest Hire Terms regarding club equipment hire and usage
  • Respect venue procedures
  • Book in advanced (including those on the bank)
  • Be able to self-rescue
  • Bring your own equipment and hand sanitiser
  • Keep to 6 per group (including on the bank)
  • Can play contact games of canoe polo with up to 7 players (5 with 2 subs) each side and 2 referees (but during training remain in your team bubbles)
  • Be considerate of others