British Canoeing issued the statement below on 5th November following the introduction of the latest lockdown. In order to comply with this instruction the club is now closed for all activities and you MUST NOT paddle from club premises. Club members may remove personal equipment to be used for recreational paddling away from the club.
Following the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) government announcement regarding new lockdown measures, British Canoeing has today received confirmation that recreational paddling and exercise on the waterways is permitted.
British Canoeing has been in conversations with Sport England, Sport & Recreation Alliance and the waterways authorities over the past few days to present our views and seek clarity for our members and the paddlesport community.
Guidance issued by Sport England confirms that recreational paddling is permitted within the government measures so long as you are:
• on your own
• with the people you live with (your household)
• your support bubble
• on your own and with one person from another household - this could be a coach for 1:1 coaching
Children under the age of five, as well as disabled people dependent on care, are not counted towards the limit on two people meeting outside.