We are now able to open the Club up again

Club

Dear MKC!

The sun is out and we are now able to open the Club up again albeit in a slightly limited fashion. The rule of six is back, but group indoor changing and showering is not.

Please book your slot, this is to show that paddling is being organised in a safe manner and in groups of no more than six. Although multiple groups can be in the sea at the same time (so long as they include experienced members to lead).

If you pass the club fancy a paddle and haven’t booked? Prior to paddling you should make sure to add your name to the sign in sheet or get someone to help you do it. It can be done on a mobile phone in seconds. (The below link works for those with permission.)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mkDFfG0CnJMx4HJsgCb4XGAcXlq1pOqP_CCK7SdhEFs/edit?usp=sharing

Of course; if everyone turns up at once, you may need to wait patiently in the sunshine. Be kind courteous and be mindful of the busy road full of two wheeled traffic!

Kind Regards
Duncan
MKC Chair

P.S. Of course you have to be a paid up member to paddle! Pay up and enter your details on the online form. Special deal on membership is due to end at the end of this month !!!

P.S. I have linked the BCU web page with all the extra details and have extracted a couple of the most relevant paragraphs.

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2021/covid-19-paddling-activity-in-england-from-29-march

Step 1B sees from Monday 29 March a return to organised and structured sport with outdoor sport facilities will be allowed to reopen, the return of the rule of 6 or two households for recreational paddling and travel permitted to exercise and to take part in structured and organised sport.

Facilities

Outdoor sports facilities can reopen (including boat storage areas) and can be used for sport, physical activity and exercise.  Gathering limits must be adhered to unless being used to facilitate organised sport.

Indoor sport and physical activity is not permitted and indoor sport facilities must remain closed.

Changing rooms should not be used, except by people with disabilities, although toilet facilities can be accessed.  Members/customers should shower and change at home where possible.