Update: Rowing and Tier 4 Local COVID Alert Level

Following Saturday’s announcement of new Tier 4 restrictions,  we are now able to confirm that the impact on rowing is largely as originally published and have inserted this guidance into a new version 9 of our Managing COVID-19 document

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Following Saturday’s announcement of new Tier 4 restrictions,  we are now able to confirm that the impact on rowing is largely as originally published. In particular, there are no exemptions to the travel restrictions within a Tier 4 area. We have now updated our guidance to version 9, including this advice for Tier 4 and reiterated some key points below. This can be downloaded below:

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Club Sporting FacilitiesRowing Level 4Minimum facilities to allow COVID-Secure boating only
Hospitality FacilitiesRowing Level 4COVID-Secure takeaway services only
On-Water ActivityRowing Level 4Single household crews* for personal exercise only
Indoor Club ActivityRowing Level 5No indoor club activity
CompetitionRowing Level 5No competition
Club Sporting Facilities
Rowing Level 4
Minimum facilities to allow COVID-Secure boating only
Hospitality Facilities
Rowing Level 4
COVID-Secure takeaway services only
On-Water Activity
Rowing Level 4
Single household crews* for personal exercise only
Indoor Club Activity
Rowing Level 5
No indoor club activity
Competition
Rowing Level 5
No competition

* Single household crews means singles or crew boats made up of a single household or Support bubble or one person rowing with a single other person from another household.

Travel Restrictions: There are additional restrictions on travel for those living in or clubs based in Tier 4 areas – rowers should not travel into or out of a tier 4 area for rowing purposes. There are no exemptions for juniors or adaptive rowing from the travel restrictions.

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Juniors & Adaptive Rowing: There is an exemption that allows for junior and adaptive rowing to continue outdoor organised sport in Tier 4 areas. At this stage, we believe this allows for juniors and people with a disability to continue to row in crew boats (i.e. from mixed households) and take part in group activities.

It is important to reiterate that clubs should complete a risk assessment based on their own particular environment and this may mean they choose to limit rowing further than the advice above. We would ask club members to be understanding of this situation and support the volunteers working to keep their clubs operating safely.

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