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NEW DRIVING LAWS
Just a heads up, there are three new driving laws. Just double check your own licence as fines of up to £1000 could be issued for any driving not following them.
Driving licence extensions ending – due to COVID, licences which were due to expire between February and December 2020 were given an automatic 11 month extension. This means that any licences which were due to expire last December will need to be renewed by the end of November.
Towing changes – changes to towing rules mean anyone who passed their car driving test after 1st January 1997 can now tow trailers up to 3,500kg. under the current rules, drivers who passed after ths date had to go through an extra car and trailer test to tow anything heavier.
The DVLA will automatically update your riving licence record to show you can tow trailers.
The DVLA has warned drivers can be fined £1000, issued penalty points or banned from the roads if they tow anything heavier before the law changes.
For more information visit the DVLA website
WHAT THREE WORDS
Previously shared before, but the emergency services are moving towards this as a location system. It might be a good idea to update any documentation that you have for your launch / recovery area, shed, club house etc that you include the ‘What Three Words’ location.
Don’t forget you can download the app for free. Hopefully you would never need it!
SPORT ENGLAND GETTING STARTED
Some clubs have seen a good increase in people interested in rowing following the lockdowns etc.
If you have some new people to the club and they haven’t been active before, this link to Sport England – Getting Active – Join the Movement might be a great tool for both a club and an individual.
As more people have returned to rowing and clubs become the hive of local activity again, please remember to 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.
Active Partnerships are based locally eg London Sports, Energise Me, SASP, Active Cornwall, Active Devon, Active Dorset etc.
Each partnership gives up dates on a regular basis and it is worth registering a main contact on the distribution list.
Check out your partnership here.
ROWING REGISTER 3rd QUARTER
Still waiting for the clubs listed below.
If you are listed below, please send your register asap, it was due on the 30th September.
WORLD GIG CHAMPS 2022 REGISTRATION & TRAVEL
Please note that if you are entitled to enter more than one gig, you can do this via the registration link, just follow the instructions on the Registration page.
Information about booking your travel via IOSSC has been sent to all clubs via a mailchimp update, an individual email has also been sent to each club with your club’s specific discount code.
If as a club you are not attending and previously indicated you are not attending, you will not receive a code. If you are no longer attending as a club, please do not use the code, but get in contact asap with the email@example.com Likewise, if you are now attending and need to have a code, please get in touch.
A reminder from the IOSSC – Please can you remind all of your club members (included in the email – IOS Gig Championship 2022 Travel Information)
For the 2022 IOS World Championships there is a unique discount code that is being supplied to your main club contact. It is important that before you attempt to book you have received this code and are ready to input.
There is a code that each main club contact is being sent which you need in order to gain the discount.This must not to appear on any social media / websites and any abuse of the code will result in the club members loosing potential discounts in future years.
SPORT ENGLAND CLUB MATTERS
Always a useful website with a wide range of material that are free. Sport England Club Matters
SPORT ENGLAND – RETURN TO PLAY – GRANT
Take a look, might be that you can apply as a club for one of these small grants.
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.
There are still a number of covid infections within the population, 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
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Title Date / Deadline Venue / Action
IOS World Champs Registration 23rd December 2021 Via link
Rowing Reg 4th Quarter 30th December Via email
CPGA CIO AGM 16th January 2022 TBC