Tonbridge Canoe Club

Tonbridge Canoe Club activities during the Coronavirus pandemic
Update 02 DECEMBER 2020

British Canoeing issued the following statement on 1st December 2020 following the lifting of the latest lockdown and a return to the three Tier system in England.

Paddling activity across the three tier system in England

In order to support members and the paddlesport community we have provided the current advice for how this applies in the three tier system in England.

Recreational paddling, including meeting with friends and family

Tier 1/Tier 2/Tier 3

Recreational paddling is permitted, on your own, with the people you live with, your support bubble and up to a maximum of six people from different households.

Organised and structured outdoor sporting activity and events

Tier 1/Tier 2/Tier 3

Activities can take place outdoors, organised by clubs, centres and hire providers which have conducted a COVID-19 risk assessment to reduce the risk of transmission through their facility. All activity should be consistent with the government guidance regarding health, social distancing and hygiene.

Tier 3

People should avoid higher-risk contact activity. More clarification is being sought on this.

Organised and structured indoor sporting activity

Tier 1

Activities can take place within indoor settings, but must follow the rule of six, including coaches and leaders.

Tier 2

Activities cannot take place indoors if there is any interaction between people from different households.

Tier 3

Organised indoor sport and physical activity cannot take place.

Tier 1/Tier 2/Tier 3

There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s.

Coaching, leading and personal training activities in an outdoor setting

Tier 1/Tier 2/Tier 3

Coaching and leading can take place in groups of up to 6 people (1:5 ratio) including the instructor, in a public outdoor space.
COVID-secure guidance should be followed.
Coaching of under 18s and adults at risk on a 1:1 basis should be avoided.

British Canoeing qualifications and awards

Tier 1/Tier 2/Tier 3

All qualifications and awards can take place in a public outdoor space.

Tier 3

People should avoid higher-risk contact activity. More clarification is being sought on this.

Travel for sport, exercise and personal training

Tier 1/Tier 2/Tier 3

Where possible paddle locally and reduce the number of journeys made.
Avoid travel into Tier 3 areas – except where necessary, such as for work or education.

General paddlesport guidance

Outdoor exercise limits - There is no limit on the amount of time spent exercising outdoors, or the amount of times per day you can exercise outdoors.
Safety - We fully advocate staying safe on the water as we head into winter conditions and individual paddlers should restrict their paddlesport activities to environments which are well within their capabilities, alert friends and family to their activity and predicted return times and ensure they have a means to call for help, handy at all times.

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