We have been working closely with Scottish Rowing, Sport Scotland and the Scottish Government to try to enable a phased return to rowing. This has now been authorised by Scottish Rowing and we intend having our facilities available to a limited number of members from this Saturday (4th July 2020). Details of this is explained below, do not go down to the club without reading all guidance and information outlined on the Covid-19 Precautions page on this site.
- Cleaning guidance document.
- Facilities guidance document
- Sculling guidance document.
- Online Attendance Booking sheet.
- Online Sign Out/In sheet.
- Covid-19 Risk Assessment
All guidance to date ask to maintain a 2m distance from other people not in your household. The nature of rowing (and build of crew boats) means that crew rowing is not an option for anyone other than rowers from a single household. Single sculls would be acceptable however assistance to launch and land would put the assistance within 2m of the sculler. This means that experienced scullers with the ability to launch and land unaided is a must. We have therefore taken the decision to grade scullers in the club based on perceived confidence in a boat, ability to launch and land unaided and ability to self-rescue. Grade 4 (expert) scullers will be the 1st and presently only grade to be able to boat but we hope to widen this as guidance allows. A list of these are given in the GRC Covid-19 Sculling document attached. All scullers intending on sculling must fill out and return the update emergency contact information form sent recently.
Access to the club facilities is not currently possible but we are closely monitoring this and will adjust as soon as is practical on changes to this guidance.
Attached is a series of guidance documents outlining safe operating procedures for access, cleaning and outings. We ask that you read these and follow them closely in order to both stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus and to demonstrate to Scottish Rowing and the local community that we are a responsible club protecting participants in this time of elevated risk.
We ask that anyone going to the club for any reason should book time in our new online booking system which can be found here: Online booking system. This is vital for your safety and the safety of other members as we try to minimise the number of people in the club at any one time. Please look at the booking system before you leave as bookings may have to be cancelled for a number of reasons (conditions/safety/etc). A reason will be given alongside the booking but if you want more information, please contact the captain on firstname.lastname@example.org. When launching, to minimise touch points, we ask that you take a personal mobile device (phone) with you and sign out using our new online sign-out/in system which can be found here: Sign out/in sheet and on our website. This is vital for your safety while on the water.
Rowing will not be possible at present.