The number of Covid infections in the South West as a whole, seems to be decreasing currently, but we recommend that when in close contact e.g. launching / loading a boat / enclosed space e.g. gig shed – masks are worn. We also recommend where possible to keep social distancing.

Lateral flow tests are becoming a common place twice weekly task for many, we would also suggest that this is encouraged by clubs for those who might not necessarily have to complete a test for work purposes. As well as reminding members that should they show a positive test, do not attend training or if they show symptoms to not attend training.

For those attending any regattas – you are being asked by the host clubs to complete various tasks before attending. Please help the clubs by working with them and completing as asked by the deadlines.

Monday 19th July was the day that restrictions were lifted legally.

For CPGA clubs we offer the following guidance:

With cases of Covid still rising, we encourage clubs to maintain a covid secure protocol.

  • Wash / sanitize hands regularly
  • Do not row / visit your club / regatta if you or anyone in your household are showing signs of covid
  • Encourage individuals to take lateral flow tests (still free of charge) if they are not already for their work
  • Continue to monitor with a Club QR code or the clubs method of track and track, or continue with the NHS QR code
  • Respect the rules set by your club and help yourself, club members and public stay healthy
  • Follow rules set out by your club to keep equipment and facilities clean
  • Be kind to your club committee who are giving their time to ensure all are safe and rowing can take place 

Social distancing no longer remains at 2 metres, but as a club you need to decide what you are happy with amongst members / as a committee.

Likewise, indoors, close contact when lifting gigs, confined spaces etc housing for a gig, clubs may wish to consider a policy regarding face coverings.

You may wish to set crews according to their wishes eg those that are double jabbed, age groups, those continuing to wear masks.

For more information, please visit

How to Stay Safe and help prevent the spread
Managing COVID – 19


This has been sent to all. Please check your emails, if you have not received it, please contact direct.

A whole sport session via Zoom has been scheduled for Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 19:30. Please sign up using the following link – Zoom sign up by Tuesday 7th September 2021.

All who have signed up will be emailed the link on Wednesday morning (8/9/21)


Access to some sports and exercise are limited due to the affordability of kit, and the situation has been compounded by the pandemic.

The BBC are running ‘Make a difference kit out the nation’. From Saturday 4 September until Saturday 2 October they are aiming to get kit and sports equipment to the schools and clubs where a young person may use it.

Obviously, many gig clubs have a recycle of kit within clubs and if you don’t this might be a great initiative to consider starting. You never know someone might want that old hoodie from way back when!

But if you have general kit and want to look at donating or just find out more about the project, please follow the link – Kit out the Nation


As more people return to rowing and hopefully clubs become the hive of local activity again, please refer to the CPGA policies.

Some quick reminders – coxes need to be wearing lifejackets at all times, submission dates for rowing registers, safety, ever changing risk assessments to name a few.


If you purchase anything from Amazon, please do so via the link and the CPGA do get a donation.
Get shopping Amazon Smile.

This can also be applied when purchasing via a mobile app.

Thanks to those who have already supported using this link.


Thanks to those who have completed to date.

Looking forward in a positive manner.

2022 fixture list. Please use the link and complete the necessary information. Deadline 14th September.


The latest version of the fixture list (22/08/21).

There are a couple of cancelled events, plus Teign have changed date and please note their event is ‘Round the Island Race’. 


Take a look, might be that you can apply as a club for one of these small grants.

Key Info:
Awards of £300-£10,000 are possible:

  • Awards are to help with essential changes to services or facilities and for new projects responding to the need to offer alternatives as a result of the pandemic.
  • All applications should be focused on responding to the effects of the pandemic.
  • Applications should be in line with the government’s national and local guidelines at the time you apply.
  • Applications can be received by not-for-profit organisations.
  • The programme will remain open until the end of 2021.

Sport England – Return to Play – Small Grants – link


Title                                               Date / Deadline                      Venue / Action
Safety Officer details                      ASAP                                        Via link
Sign up deadline for Strat Zoom    7th September                          Via link
Zoom – CPGA Strategy Proposal   8th September                  Via link – sign up
Fixture Dates 2022                         14th September                       Via link
Rowing Reg 3rd Quarter                  30th September                       Via email