New Rowing Guidelines 26 April


The Welsh Government and Welsh Rowing have agreed to crew rowing.


The Covid committee have considered the guidance and restrictions and have come up with the following requirements and guidance for club members.

If you or a member of your crew (including household members) have any Covid 19 symptoms or you have been in recent contact with anyone who you know has developed these symptoms, please continue to follow self isolation guidance and do not come down to the club during this period.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF ANYONE IN YOUR CREW TESTS POSITIVE, THEN ALL MEMBERS AND THE CREW AND THEIR HOUSEHOLDS MAY ALSO HAVE TO SELF ISOLATE.

There will no squadlists operating initially but there will be sessions where there is a manned safety launch available a few sessions a week to assist those getting back to rowing and we will monitor if there is a need to coordinate crews in these sessions. These will be:

  • Sunday afternoon 3.00pm -5.00pm

  • Tuesday night 5.00pm -7.00pm

  • Friday morning 10.00am- 12.00noon

The guidance for rowing and sculling is as follows:

  • Booking slots will remain hourly.

  • There will be a maximum of 18 rowers in each booking slot - that does not mean 18 boats but the total number of rowers in a boats eg a coxless four will use 4 of the 18 slots.

  • We encourage a return in smaller boats to start with.

  • Because of the large number of juniors on a Saturday morning rowing will not be allowed until after 1.00pm on a Saturday.

  • Rowing during other junior sessions is allowed but please keep social distancing.

  • All participants complete a self-assessment of Covid-19 symptoms before each session- this will be personal and not recorded anywhere.

  • Please try and keep the same crew rowing together wherever possible, do not mix crews if avoidable.

  • Everyone should ensure 2m distancing is adhered to apart from when in the boat together e.g. on the landing stage, whilst de-briefing etc.

  • Everyone should ensure all equipment is cleaned as per the previous guidelines, before and after each use.

  • Everyone should ensure all personal hygiene measures are followed, before and after each session.

  • Crews should avoid out of sync rowing, and where this cannot be avoided, e.g. a rower is sitting the boat, then they should consider wearing a face mask.

  • Everyone should ensure crews return gently to crew rowing given the lengthy break from this activity.

  • Everyone should wear masks until they are within the boat, removing these for exercise and putting in a ziplock bag within the boat, and then putting them back on before exiting the boat.

  • Crews should avoid shouting.

  • Coxes involved in rowing activity should use a face mask and eye protection in a stern loader and a face mask in a bow loader (visors and eye protection are in the cox box cupboard).

  • Crew members should avoid face to face contact where possible when in the boat, avoiding turning to speak to the rower behind for example.

Fianlly, enjoy the outing - we have all missed it so much.

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