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  • January Lockdown 3 BR Advice

    January Lockdown 3 BR Advice

    5th January 2021

    Advice from British Rowing to all clubs following the new Government guidelines issued on Monday 4th January 2021. Tonight the Prime Minister announced nationwide restrictions in light of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases across the country due to come into effect immediately (and into law later in the week). Unfortunately part of these restrictions are a requirement for sports clubs to close and, as such, rowing clubs should close their rowing facilities with immediate effect. During this time: we advise affiliated clubs to close all facilities;indoor training facilities should be closed;intra-club competition, private matches and affiliated competitions should not take place; and, inline with other pubs and restaurants, hospitality facilities may operate as takeaway only (although in the vast majority of cases this is probably not practical for rowing clubs). Clubs are reminded of the guidance available on page 60 of our Managing COVID-19 document with a checklist for...

  • The captain's 2020 retrospective

    28th December 2020

    The year didn't start well, with most of the main Head Races cancelled due to weather conditions, as storm after storm battered the country. We couldn't have guessed things would or could get a lot worse... ...

    • Lockdown 1 – watching the river from a distance
    • Land based Lockdown Regatta – 2k run
    • Post Lockdown – single sculls only
  • December Tier 4 Covid advice

    December Tier 4 Covid advice

    21st December 2020

    Advice from British Rowing to all clubs following the new Government guidelines issued on Saturday 19th December. (Updated 23/12) Following Saturday’s announcement of new Tier 4 restrictions, we are now able to confirm that the impact on rowing is largely as originally published. In particular,...

  • December Newsletter

    17th December 2020

    December Newsletter: More cancelled events, More Lockdown life, Hammersmith Bridge, Remembering David Webb and Greg Steene ...

  • November COVID-19 Update

    5th November 2020

    Latest advice/guidelines from British Rowing outlining their understand of how the second national Lockdown affects club rowing and training. Essentially, the message is that all club activity is suspended until the 2nd of December. Sadly this means that both the boathouse and The Shed will be...

  • Cleaning the Thames

    19th September 2020

    The PLA have launched a new website Cleaning the Thames to encourage more litter removal across the foreshore of the Thames. Connecting volunteers with events across the tidal Thames will maximise the potential and impact of litter removal.  If any club members are interested in helping...

  • Club day

    6th September 2020

    With the ongoing virus restrictions, both rowing and social events are extremely hard to organise and are subsequently rather thin-on-the-ground. However with a facility such as our secluded little garden the clubs were able to organise our traditional, late-season Club day, albeit with...

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  • August COVID-19 update

    15th August 2020

    As of 15th August we are able to move to Phase E of British Rowing's "Return to Rowing" policy. This means  that as well as single sculls, mixed household crews are also permitted in II seat and IV seat boats, both coxed and coxless. VIIIs are still not permitted and neither are on-water...

  • Hammersmith Bridge Closed

    14th August 2020

    Hammersmith Bridge is closed to both pedestrians and navigation until further notice. Full details in our Current Safety Notices ...

  • Further COVID-19 updates

    23rd July 2020

    There have been regular COVID-19 updates from BR in the last month or so. We haven't published them as frankly you have better things to do with your time but the latest version (5) is more significant as it points towards a return to crew rowing – hurrah!  All the updates (as well as other...

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