Stafford & Stone Canoe Club
COVID 19 Policy
1st June 2020
Following the government’s recent announcement, which allows groups of up to six people to meet, providing Social Distance measures are followed, we would like to ensure the safe access to all users of the river and footpath at Stone.
As per the latest British Canoeing guidelines please only paddle in groups of up to six, keeping the safe 2m distance apart.
Canoeists using the river at Westbridge Park do so entirely at their own risk.
Canoeists should consider their own ability to self-rescue. Safety arrangements are the responsibility of individuals (or parents/guardians in the case of juniors). When considering the size of the group, this must include any safety provision that has been considered necessary (on the water or from the bank). The maximum number of participants (e.g. paddlers, coaches, bankside safety provision) should not exceed six people in total.
We would ask all users to respect each other’s distances. To help this, we propose to split the river into three “Zones” to allow 3 groups to operate at the same time.
Top Section from road bridge to steps half-way down.
Middle Section, steps to bend.
Bottom Section, from bend down.
In the event the sections are busy, we would ask you to wait until the river becomes free. If people are waiting, please limit your time on the water to 45min. We hope this will allow everyone fair and safe access the water.
Parents or family. Please allow walkers using the footpath 2m space to pass you. Please do not block the footpath.
Stafford & Stone Canoe Club is currently closed and are not running club sessions. These guidelines have been put in place to encourage safe paddling for our members and for all other users of the river who might travel here to paddle.
Any queries please contact: email@example.com
Update 6th June
We are pleased to announce that Stafford & Stone Canoe Club will be resuming small socially distanced coached club sessions for members, as per British Canoeing guidelines. For those of you planning to use the river please be aware that from now at the following times a maximum of 2 zones will be in use for these sessions.
This policy is currently for June onwards and will be updated as Government Restrictions and British Canoeing Guidelines change.
Mon 6pm – 8.15pm
We hope you are able to plan your visit to Stone around these times to allow everyone enjoyable and safe access to the river.