Following recent Government announcements and the updating of British Rowing guidance, the club will be re-opening from Wednesday 02 December.
Based on advice currently available the club can operate on the same basis as it was before this second national lockdown and so you can now make bookings for rowing and outdoor ergo training just as before.
However, there are 3 important differences
On the matter of the gym re-opening, I am pleased to say that the club is going through the latter stages of a Sport England grant application to help pay for the new ventilation system. This grant is very valuable to the club in view of the lost income from regattas last summer and allows us to upgrade the gym so that it can operate in a Covid secure manner. We are in the final stages of the approval process and if confirmed the aim will be to get the ventilation contractors started as soon as possible.
When the club re-opens, I must remind you that it is vital that everyone follows the club’s detailed rules and guidance which are available here. If you are in any doubt about these please re-read them before you start rowing again.
Finally, we all need to remember that the circumstances around Covid 19 can change rapidly and how we can operate the club may change at short notice. The aim is to keep the club facilities open as much as we reasonably can but it is not within our control.
01 December 2020