As I’m sure you are aware, the government is taking drastic steps, with advice that everyone should stop non-essential contact with others, this is particularly important for those over 70 and those with underlying health conditions. There are additional restrictions for anyone showing symptoms or living with someone showing symptoms, which is not to leave their homes (please see the latest government / Public Health England guidance). The hope is that these measures will help reduce the death toll from over 250,000 to around 20,000.
The Committees are acting in the best interests of all of our members and we do appreciate that there are mental health as well as physical health implications.
With immediate effect:
– If you or anyone in your household has any symptoms you are not to come to the club (inline with the self isolation periods recommended)
– Only small boats to be used (no 8s and no stern coxed boats where the cox faces the rowers). Ensure that the boat and blade handles are washed after use. For those that would like to improve or learn to single scull, we will try to arrange sessions similar to Chris Moody’s sculling sessions to support you. If you are interested please let your VC or Captain know.
– The gym will remain closed and its equipment out of use.
– The Clubhouse is not completely out of bounds yet, but please aim to go straight out on the water and then home again, to minimise contact.
Management Committee are meeting (virtually) on Thursday and will issue a further update after that. The Committees will continue to review the advice that is issued and will provide further updates as required.
Please be responsible and carefully consider your health as well as anyone you come into contact with (both at the club and outside) before deciding to come down to the club
Management and Rowing Committee