Advice from British Rowing to all clubs following the new Government guidelines issued on Saturday 19th December. (Updated 23/12)
Following Saturdays announcement of new Tier 4 restrictions, we are now able to confirm that the impact on rowing is largely as originally published. In particular, there are no exemptions to the travel restrictions within a Tier 4 area. We have now updated our guidance to version 9, including this advice for Tier 4 and reiterated some key points below. This can be downloaded below:
|Club Sporting Facilities|| Rowing Level 4|| Minimum facilities to allow COVID-Secure boating only|
|Hospitality Facilities|| Rowing Level 4|| COVID-Secure takeaway services only|
|On-Water Activity|| Rowing Level 4|| Single household crews* for personal exercise only|
|Indoor Club Activity|| Rowing Level 5|| No indoor club activity|
|Competition|| Rowing Level 5|| No competition|
* Single household crews means singles or crew boats made up of a single household or Support bubble or one person rowing with a single other person from another household.
Travel Restrictions: There are additional restrictions on travel for those living in or clubs based in Tier 4 areas rowers should not travel into or out of a tier 4 area for rowing purposes. There are no exemptions for juniors or adaptive rowing from the travel restrictions.
It is important to reiterate that clubs should complete a risk assessment based on their own particular environment and this may mean they choose to limit rowing further than the advice above. We would ask club members to be understanding of this situation and support the volunteers working to keep their clubs operating safely.