Covid Guidance Update – 01 March 2022

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On 22 February 2022, the UK Government announced its plans to end all remaining Covid legal restrictions in England, including the requirement to isolate.  Since government restrictions were first introduced, PCRC has always followed the advice of the UK Government and British Rowing and we continue to do so.  As such, we advise members to continue to follow the guidance over the coming weeks up to 1 April when all legal restrictions will end in England.

The government’s timeline can be found on Pages 21 and 22 of Covid-19 Response: Living With Covid-19, which can be accessed here

For continuity and clarity, British Rowing has now moved to its Rowing Level 1 in their own Managing Covid-19, Advice for the Rowing Community but we suggest that members continue to act as safely as possible by following best practice within the guidance.

In particular, the trustees are requesting that all members continue to follow the best practices we have all worked so hard over recent months to maintain. We are asking all members to

  • continue to use the booking system for boats and gym usage,
  • maintain the high standards of equipment cleaning,
  • use the complete gym ventilation system (ensuring that the double doors remain closed),
  • stay away from the club if you have, or suspect you have, Covid-19,
  • continue to use lateral flow tests.

We would also respectfully ask that members continue to wear face coverings when moving around the clubhouse and to maintain good ventilation within the clubroom by opening windows and doors and to ensure that a maximum of two people are in the kitchen at any one time.

Please note that the enhanced cleaning of the facilities will continue for the coming weeks too.

Whilst we recognise that some of the above is slightly more restrictive than the Government and British Rowing guidance it is believed that by requesting members to follow these requests; we can all continue to stay as safe as we can and enjoy the use of the club more in the future.

Thank you

Trustees of PCRC