COVID

Stafford & Stone Canoe Club are taking every precaution to stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid 19) amongst our members, members family and the wider population of Stone. We are taking this current situation very seriously and are fully complying with current Government, British Canoeing and Sport England advise.

The club has taken the decision to run sessions for our members since restrictions were lifted. We feel the health and mental wellbeing are very important and to be able to give people access to safe exercise is vitally important.

Curent Situation

(19/9/2020) Currently we are running official club sessions on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evening and daytime on Sundays. Whilst current guidelines allow us to have groups larger than the current maximum of 6, we have decided to keep training in small groups of 6 where possible.

Our club house is currently closed. We are only allowing access to the disabled toilet. Cleaning products and sanitiser are available for those going to use the toilet and we ask everyone to clean all contact points before and after use.

The boat stores are currently accessible, again we have made cleaning products available in both stores. We are only allowing one person or family to enter the stores at a time.

At our beginner sessions all equipment is being cleaned with denfectant between use. Where possible equipment isn’t being shared. Equipment is then left for 7 days between use.

Members are being asked to get on and off the water at the various access points and not all use the same point. We ask everyone to keep the 2m distance at all times. As with British Canoeing advice on safety face coverings are not to be worn on the water.

When arriving for your session, do not arrive too early. Do not get on the water until the previous session has ended and the groups are off the water.

Parents and spectators on the riverbank are required to keep in small groups of no more than 6 and keep 2m apart. Please do not block the pathways and allow 2m space for other path users.

Links to Current Advice:

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2020/covid-19-update-updated-guidance-for-paddlesport-clubs-centres-and-hire-providers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/coronavirus/coronavirus-what-happens-next#your_questions_answered