British Canoeing has today issued new guidelines to support the immediate return of canoe polo.
British Canoeing is pleased to announce that planning can now begin for the reintroduction of competitions and events in England from 1st August 2020.
We are pleased to provide additional and updated guidance to paddlesport clubs, centres and hire providers in England.
Following the government’s guidance published on 9 July regarding the permitted return of recreational team sports, British Canoeing is working with Sport England and the relevant disciplines to ensure a safe return of grassroots team-based paddlesport activities.
As it stands, it is still clear within current government guidance that events cannot take place, however British Canoeing has developed a guidance document which explores how we potentially transition back to competition and events as government restrictions hopefully continue to ease.
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 domestic competitions, events and gatherings until 31 July 2020.
Further to the advice issued by British Canoeing on 12 May 2020 about a return to paddling and new guidance released by the government on 1 June, we can provide additional guidance for paddlesport coaches and leaders in England.
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 paddle.
Frequently asked questions around returning to paddlesport in England.
British Canoeing’s response to the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy.
Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund has been boosted additional £15 million of National Lottery money to meet the demand from clubs and organisations delivering community sport and physical activity.