A message from C-19 Officer – Mary Rouse

Dear Glasgow Rowing Club members,

I have recently been appointed the Covid19 Officer for the club reporting to Scottish Rowing for any matters concerning Coronavirus.

As you will all be aware, this is a rapidly changing situation and although numbers of affected people at present is low, as people meet and return to more normal activities this may change.

At any time we may be told to remain in localised or more general isolation due to a rise in the number of cases of coronavirus.

Therefore, it is so important to remain aware of social distancing/ washing hands/ not touching face with hands. It is easy to forget and relax and this is when the virus will spread.

The club would also ask that you wear a mask from the car park until you are on the water or starting to use an erg outside.

The mask can be removed as you are about to start your activity and replaced when you finish. Masks can easily be tucked into clothing if you are rowing.

Masks reduce the spread from you to others and reduce your exposure to viral material in the air.

They are not a replacement for remaining 2m apart but are in addition.

Replace masks regularly or wash them if reusable.

Masks may also help with any decision that Public Health / Test and Protect will make when deciding the level of risk that anyone at the club will have been exposed to should anyone test positive.

Test and Protect should contact the person who tested positive and will discuss their movements and the level of risk attached to any meetings with other people. If the 2m distance has been adhered to and everyone was wearing masks the level of risk may be so low that there will be no need for anyone to be contacted by Test and Protect or for anyone to self-isolate for 14 days.

Please read the guidance on the Scottish Rowing and NHS Inform websites for the detail behind the current restrictions.

Please email me or Paul if you have any questions or speak to a committee member if there are any questions or concerns.

Hope to see everyone at the club soon.

Mary Rouse (Covid19 Officer)

Paul Ingram (Club Captain)

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