Government guidance on combating COVID is ever-evolving and members are encouraged to regularly check what the current advice is (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing).
The below may quickly become out of date as we move into a recovery phase and restrictions are lifted. Equally if the situation changes more stringent restrictions could be brought into place. Government advice overrides anything outlined below.
Exmouth Gig Rowing Club takes its lead from its governing body; the Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA). The current advise from the CPGA is that rowing cannot take place.
This is likely to remain in force for the foreseeable future. The CPGA issue regular updates which are shared with the Club and posted on the Club website.
The committee are working to ensure that as and when rowing can resume that there are measures in place for this to happen safely.
Safety measures are being drafted to take in Government advice and will be published in due course.
Members wishing to row must acknowledge their own responsibility for staying safe.
Exmouth Rowing Club will support members in their efforts to take part in non-rowing activities. This includes both sporting and non-sporting activities. Activities such as cycling, running, meeting for picnics, or just for a cup of tea and a chat are encouraged to maintain the Club ethos and the social and mental wellbeing of our members.
Please follow the government advice on social distancing and group meetings by:
- Using face coverings if appropriate
- Washing your hands frequently and / or using hand gel
- Avoiding the sharing of equipment (e.g. swapping bikes or paddleboards)
- Meeting in quieter places or at times of day when there are less people about
- Not inviting members who aren’t usually in your friendship group/ bubble
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Stay positive, work together for each other, by adopting Government guidance and keeping safe.
Information correct as of 23rd July 2020.