Dear Glasgow Rowing Club members,
We are going to trial a one way system to try to improve movement through the club grounds and to try to reduce any contact. This sounds rigid but it should not be difficult and keeps people flowing and reduces crossing over and inadvertent mixing.
In addition to this we are also splitting the grounds into 3 areas:
- grass and tarmac boathouse area
- steps at the river
On arrival at the club – enter the carpark area. Move towards the grassy area and enter down the sloping path. If the grass area and hard standing areas look busy do not proceed. Ensure people know you are coming to row and the people leaving should finish their session as quickly as possible.
If arriving via the footpath between the steps and the boathouse please move to the sloping path on arrival unless you are sure that numbers are low and you can directly enter the boathouse area.
Once the area is quieter get your boat and blades and proceed to the steps area.
On return exit the boat and get equipment to the boathouse area as quickly as possible. Wash boat outside and inside and blades handles and spoons and put away or leave if someone else is using immediately.
Leave the boathouse area by the steps.
By splitting the club complex into 3 spaces this will allow 5 people in each area (or 5 households up to 15 people).
People should be able to move fairly freely through these spaces and this will reduce contact.
It is still important to wear a face covering/ remain 2m apart/ avoid crowded spaces/ wash your hands and if unwell to be tested.
Scottish Rowing have approved this slight relaxation of the numbers as we have an odd site and large outside space. If Test and Protect were contacting people this would be considered 1 single area and this would apply to everyone.
Please be sensible. Everyone is responsible for their own health and must proceed only if they feel comfortable being in the club space. If it feels too busy move away.
Separate to Covid-19 the river is very dirty at present with a very sticky scum which attaches to the boats and blades. Please wash everything and your hands as this may be just as dangerous as any other illness!
We want as many people as possible to be rowing. This is very tricky for many reasons. Rowing at present is not the social activity it was but this is necessary to allow people to remain rowing
Thank you for your help with all of this.
Hope to see everyone at the club soon.
Mary Rouse (Covid19 Officer)
Paul Ingram (Club Captain)