COVID UPDATE – RETURN TO ROWING

The CPGA statement of 16th March remains in place.

Please note the information below is only part of the Return to Rowing document.

Clarifying Statement on Fixed Seat Rowing

British Rowing has clarified the schedule for a return to crew boat rowing for the fixed seat and gig rowing community. 

British Rowing recommends that fixed seat and gig rowing clubs apply the advice set out in the ‘Coronavirus Advice – Returning to Rowing’ document. As with all clubs, the advice should be used to form appropriate risk assessments for the local environment the club operates in. 

Clubs should base their return to crew boat rowing on the following timetable:

PhaseTiming Allowed Boats
Dfrom 1 AugustNo boats with more than two rowers, no coxed boats
Efrom 15 AugustNo boats with more than five individuals
Ffrom 29 AugustAll boats allowed.

Particular considerations for fixed seat boats are:

  • Wherever possible at least two metres should be maintained between individuals, however, where this is not possible during launching/lifting, mitigations should be taken such as wearing face coverings.
  • When in the boat, individuals should maintain the maximum distance possible and avoid face-to-face contact as much as possible e.g. avoid turning to speak to a crew member or stopping for prolonged periods.

Latest update of documentation from British Rowing – 5.2

Please note that the above (Particular considerations for fixed sear boats are:) is only part of the document and clubs need to be reading / digesting and implementing as necessary.

This document is about a Return to Rowing, Return to Competition (racing in any format) still has to be agreed with DCMS by British Rowing, we will share this information as soon as we have it.

Please remember that people are always watching the gigs, this is a critical time for rowing in general as it returns to the water. Social media is a useful tool for all but will also be negative if advice isn’t followed.

GUIDANCE FOR GETTING READY TO RETURN TO ACTIVITY – SPORT ENGLAND / CLUB MATTERS / BRITISH ROWING 

There is guidance on getting ready to return to activity from Sport England / Club Matters.  

Each club has different criteria regarding housing of boats / locations of launch / storage of equipment / shared facilities etc.

The following can be found on the Covid-19 page on the CPGA website – including downloadable posters & signs from Sport England.

The following are all worth taking a look at:
Sport England Guidance – Legal support
Sport England Guidance – Hygiene for Sport and Physical Activity
Club Matters – Re-Opening Toolkit for Clubs and Organisations
Club Matters – Creating a Risk Assessment
Club Matters – Understanding your People
Club Matters – Creating a Risk Register for Clubs and Organisations
Club Matters – Promoting Social Distancing
Club Matters – Re Opening Toolkit – Template
Safeguarding In Sport
British Rowing
Self-Assessment and Test Trace Guidance – RFU

LOOKING AFTER YOUR BOATS

A few months ago we shared the document from Peter Williams with advice about looking after your gig.

The document is on the CPGA website (link above) and so please take a look and use as appropriate.

REACTIVATE

ReActivate as mentioned a few weeks ago. This is a free online training package that can lead to a digital certificate that can be upgraded to a recognised qualification.

Take a look and register as individuals, if interested.


ROWING REGISTER 2ND QUARTER – JUNE 2020

We are all aware that no rowing has been able to take place since the 16th March. 

We are therefore not requiring a June register unless you wish to submit one due to changes to your membership.

Please remember that there were changes to the format of the 2020 Rowing Register, follow the link and download the doc – Insert-Club Name – CPGA Rowing Reg March 2020

There are still some clubs with outstanding rowing registers due for March. See table below.

No Register SubmittedSubmitted but requires ammendment
Culdrose
LA

RECYLING INKJET AND TONER CARTRIDGES

There are weekly emails from the recycling company – so a thank you to all who are continuing to use this service to the benefit of the environment and the CPGA.

Anyone who hasn’t yet, here is a great opportunity to recycle an item that most homes, offices etc have.

Please read the following and where possible, spread the word about recycling for the CPGA.

DATES FOR THE DIARY 

Annual General Meeting – 17th January, 2021 – Venue tbc