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British Canoeing update on competitions, events and gatherings

1 May 2020

British Canoeing has announced today that in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of all members of our community, with regret we are extending the cancellation of all competitions, events and gatherings until at least 30 June 2020.

This decision to extend the cancellation of competitions, events and gatherings is in line with current government guidelines and stay at home measures, to tackle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

British Canoeing will continue to work with all of the paddle sport discipline committees to review competitions and events beyond 30 June on a case by case basis and in line with any potential changes to government guidance.

We are also working with a number of other sports to share ideas and best practice to develop guidance on running events with social distancing for when competitions and events can take place.

New guidance issued on 1 May confirms that British Canoeing is working closely with national agencies to develop a phased return for sport and activity, with a clear focus on promoting individuals paddling back on the water - In line with agreed guidelines and imitations.

With individual paddling being the initial priority, In line with government decisions and the advice of national agencies, it is possible that the reintroduction of competitions and events may not come until later in the year.

The current cancellation date for events will be further reviewed to align with further government and public health advice or legislation, recognising that decisions which affect activities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be taken by the devolved administrations.

General Guidance

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