Paddling and Current Situation.

Hi Folks,
with the easing of the lockdown and the ability to be able to paddle please please remember as per the guidance from the government and the BCU please heed the social distancing guidelines.

Paddling can take place alone, or with others from the same household, or with no more than one other person from outside of the household. Paddlers must practice social distancing at all times and maintain a distance apart of at least 2 metres. People from different households should not travel in the same car. Paddlers should aim to avoid busy areas and take great care to maintain social distancing at access and egress points.
Safety and paddling well within capabilities; Only competent and experienced paddlers should be on the water independently. Paddlers are reminded that they are entirely responsible for their own safety at all times and that currently the resources of the waterways authorities and the emergency services are very limited. Paddlers should take care to make responsible decisions, paddle in familiar locations, and favourable conditions.

Yesterday afternoon according to one of the locals there were about 20 paddlers on the water. These were not all Club members, some will have paddled down to or up to the site. But in the eyes of passers by canoeists did not appear to be social distancing so please take careĀ  as we don’t want any unnecessary bad publicity….saying that enjoy your time on or in the water that you have in the coming weeks…..