Covid 19 update, January 2021

Following clarification by British Canoeing of the headline Covid 19 restrictions and what it means for clubs, the club has no option but to close the clubhouse, boatshed and unfortunately the ability for members to launch from the site.

British Canoeing has received confirmation that paddling for exercise on the waterways is permitted and confirmed with Sport England that collecting personal equipment belonging to an individual, from a facility such as a boathouse, to enable individual exercise is permitted. However, under the new guidelines, all sports facilities must close. This includes the site. Club members that access their personal equipment should store it at home and launch only from a public space.

We know this is very disappointing, but these are unprecedented times.

Members can access the site to remove their boats and equipment by booking a slot on the access sheet over the coming week. However, after that we will limit access. If subsequently you need to recover equipment, please send a request to and we will arrange it.

British Canoeing published their latest Covid update yesterday with a reminder to paddle safely and to be fully prepared for winter conditions:

For any member experiencing financial difficulties due to Covid, please contact membership secretary, Sabine, directly on

Zoom Fitness sessions:

Don’t forget, Nigel and Sarah are still running fitness circuits and core exercises, Monday to Friday 5.30-6.30pm and on Saturday at 8.30am.

Zoom Invite:…

Zoom meeting code 947 1982 0964 and password RCC-Core

Thank you. Keep safe, keep fit and stay well.