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February 2022

In England, as of 24 February, we are now in the government's 'Living with Covid-19' phase of their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

This means that there are now no coronavirus-related legal restrictions in place.

All forms of activity can take place with no coronavirus-related restrictions on how many people can participate, and all sports facilities can open.

We will update these pages once there is further guidance issued by the government and Sport England.

Further information is available on Sport England's website.

The Covid-19 Response: Living with Covid-19 is available on the government's website

The government guidance outlines safer behaviours to adopt to reduce the risk of catching and passing on Covid-19 by:

  • Getting vaccinated;
  • Letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meeting outside;
  • Wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when rates of transmission are high;
  • Trying to stay at home if you are unwell;
  • Taking a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and staying at home and avoiding contact with other people if you test positive; and
  • Washing your hands and following advice to ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’.

We recognise that decisions that apply to activities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be taken by the devolved administrations. For further information and current advice contact Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Wales and Canoe Association of Northern Ireland.

Previous guidance issued

Government guidance for England - December 2021

England moved to ‘Plan B’ of the COVID-19 Autumn/Winter Plan, in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

- From Friday 10 December, face coverings will be legally required in most public indoor venues.

- From Monday 13 December, office workers who can work from home should do so. Anyone who cannot work from home should continue to go to the workplace.

- From Wednesday 15th December, certain businesses and some events are required by law to check the COVID status of workers and customers, using the NHS COVID Pass. This includes unseated indoor events with 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees and any event with 10,000 or more attendees. To enter or work in these venues and events, customers and workers must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or have tested negative in the last 48 hours (unless they are exempt from these requirements).

Full details on what paddling activities can take place without set restriction is available at Covid-19: Paddling activity in England from 19 July

DCMS - Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for grassroots sport participants, providers and facility operators