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Covid-19 precautions at IBC

Club closure.


The Club has taken the decision to suspend its activities and close to business and members temporarily.

We anticipated these measures could be implemented, but they have been put in place quicker than expected. We have taken the decision to implement the following actions in line with the UK Government’s latest guidance.

Members of public / activities participants:
All activities are suspended until further notice. If you have any questions regarding the activities or courses please do get in touch, though due to the current situation our response may not be as quick as usual. We will update you on a new schedule when more information is available

We are ready to take these significant steps. We do feel that these actions are the right thing to do to protect our community of staff and visitors during this challenging period. We will continue to update you with the latest guidance.

I would like to personally thank every member of our community for all they are doing to look out for their colleagues and friends in these exceptional circumstances.

Filippo Gaddo

Chair of Trustees

Pulling together - Member update from British Canoeing:

Government advice

We are committed to supporting you all through the challenges that COVID-19 presents and although we are saddened not to be able to get outside like we all love to do, we must all do what we can to follow government guidance and help our NHS.

Like many sports we’ve sadly had to cancel all domestic events until at least the end of April, as well as our two international events due to take place this summer. Just a few days ago, we saw the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to 2021 and our thoughts are with our athletes and members at this difficult time. 

We are doing everything we can to support our community by providing clear advice to clubs, providers and paddlers and have been very active in advocating the government provided support for the many self-employed coaches and providers, who are so crucial to the provision and growth of paddlesport. 

Please support us

Yesterday we revised our guidance on paddlesport activity and are now advising members not to paddle until the government lifts its Stay at Home guidelines, clearly travelling to paddle does not constitute essential travel. Our change in guidance comes in line with the Environment Agency and other authorities requesting that people do not use the waterways for leisure.

“We are asking the owners of all boats kept or used on our managed waterways not to make any journeys on their boats, other than to access essential services and facilities.” Environment Agency advice 26 March 2020

So let’s all pull together for our communities to support the position of the licensing agencies, DCMS and Sport England. Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

To stay up to date with the latest paddler guidance on Covid- 19 click here.

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