Updated 3 November 2020
Following the recent Government announcement of a second national lockdown, paddling competitions and events in England cannot take place.
British Canoeing does however have a guidance document to help event organisers plan and understand how government guidelines may apply to them when delivering events in the future.
Within the 3-tiered alert system, competitions and events are possible however strict guidance must be adhered to in order to minimise the risks or spreading COVID-19.
When events can return, it is likely that there will be a number of restrictions in place and it is clear that it will not be possible for events to operate in the same way that they have done previously.
Some events will be able to implement mitigations to ensure the safety and welfare of all involved. For other events, these changes may not be possible and they may still not be able to take place.
We are aware that as guidance changes, it will take time for organisers to review and assess if and how their events are able to operate. We would urge paddlers to be patient, to give organisers time to make decisions that will ensure the safety and welfare of all involved.