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COVID-19 Update: A return to competitions and events in England

Updated 27th July 2020

Following the government announcement on 9th July, British Canoeing is pleased to announce that planning can now begin for the reintroduction of competitions and events in England from 1st August 2020. 

British Canoeing has released guidance document to help event organisers plan and understand how the current government guidelines will apply to them. Please note, this guidance has been updated on 27th July 2020.

There are still 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 the guidance will take time for organisers to review and assess if and how their events are able to operate. 

There is certainly not an expectation that all events will be able to run from the beginning of August and we would urge paddlers to be patient, to give organisers time to make decisions that will ensure the safety and welfare of all involved.