23 March 2020
Due to further government guidelines on Coronavirus, from today (Monday 23 March 2020) British Canoeing is taking a further precaution and ceasing training at our High Performance Centres.
This means that British Canoeing’s World Class Performance athletes will no longer be able to train at our bases at the National Water Sports Centre, Lee Valley White Water Centre and Dorney Lake. This is in line with the increasingly strong restrictions being imposed by government around social distancing.
All of our athletes are being transitioned onto home-based training programmes and any meetings or coaching will be undertaken remotely, and there will be no face-to-face coach and athlete sessions.
These are unprecedented times and the actions have been to prioritise the health and well-being of staff, athletes, coaches volunteers and members in the paddlesport community.
We will be working closely with UK Sport and EIS over the coming weeks to better understand the system wide approach being taken.
We recognise this causes some uncertainty and anxiety but we will support our athletes throughout this transition. We will be setting up a regular online forum with athletes to help address any questions or concerns, maximise and align our support through this period, stay connected and discuss and communicate future plans.
We will ensure to keep members and key volunteers informed throughout this unsettling period and will continue to post key updates on the British Canoeing website, social media and in the members’ e-newsletter.