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.
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.
British Canoeing is pleased to provide an update on proposals for the return to paddling, following the Prime Minister’s presentation on Sunday 10 May.
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 competitions, events and gatherings until at least 30 June 2020.
I want to share with you again our advice about paddling at this time and also to reassure you that we are working hard behind the scenes on behalf of members to encourage the government to allow a return to socially responsible paddling as soon as possible.
As the country continues to deal with the consequences of COVID-19, our CEO David Joy shares the impact so far and to asks for support over the next few months.