With the easing of restrictions on outdoor sport and recreation we recognise that many will tempted to go back out on the water and go for a paddle.
In order to keep safe British Canoeing has provided the following advice to ensure you stay well within your limits on the water.
Paddlers are entirely responsible for their own safety at all times and that currently the resources of the waterways authorities and the emergency services are very limited.
At present there are no RNLI lifeguards on beaches and although volunteer lifeboat crews are fully operational, it is important that only experienced paddlers who are familiar with a location should paddle on coastal waters.
Please closely follow the RNLI safety advice.
Whilst travel to exercise is not prohibited, our strong advice is that paddlers should paddle locally if possible.
In the interest of respecting the views of our countryside partners and protecting rural locations from the spread of coronavirus, British Canoeing is discouraging travel to remote and rural locations, as well as long journeys to go paddling.