The club’s Covid Panel has reviewed how the club can operate from 19th July bearing in mind the Government’s announcement that all legal restrictions relating to Covid will end but that everyone should continue to take appropriate precautions particularly indoors.
The situation is complicated by a lack of clear Government guidance so far and by the dramatic increases in infections in the country. Even though many members have been vaccinated the rising infection rates mean that risk to health is increasing. The vaccines are not 100% effective and the virus is not going away.
At this stage we have concluded that we can relax some of our rules relating to activity outdoors but that we should await proper guidance regarding indoor activities. As and when this is available we will look at how we can safely return to normal in the gym and the clubroom.
The club’s detailed Covid Guidance will be revised and re-issued shortly but in the meantime I can tell you that with effect from Monday 19th the following relaxations to the rules will come into effect:
These are significant relaxations but I do want to emphasise that all other Covid protocols remain in place for the time being. For example, you still need to:
Looking ahead, we feel that we can gradually increase the number of members who have access to the club and allow rowing activity at additional times than at present. If anyone is keen to train at times which are not currently available please speak to me, Pete Forrest, Hayley Shipton or Chris Elder.
16 July 2021