Rowing is back!

Club captain Marianne writes: Some positive news for you today!

Following SCRA advice, the RTR Group has met and made recommendations to the Committee.  Happily we can return to rowing, though not the Shed, following these rules.  They are small things, but if we all stick to them, it can really make a difference.

  1. Rowing can resume, but all rows, including social rowing, must be booked with Mike B.  There’s no need to keep a gap between crews.
  2. There should be no more than 3 people in the Shed when retrieving equipment to set up the boat(s). Try to keep 2m distance.
  3. The Shed remains closed for socialising at this time.  Boat maintenance can take place, but limited to  three people at a time, wearing face masks.  
  4. All hygiene measures must continue, i.e. sanitising of the boat’s touch points between crews and boat washing at the end of the day.  Members must continue to sign in using the QR code (remember one person can sign the whole crew in), or sign in the book if your phone doesn’t recognise QR codes.
  5. If the cox/stroke, or any other member of a crew feels more comfortable wearing a mask, they should do so.
  6. We strongly recommend that members take a lateral flow test before coming down to row.  
  7. You should not come down to row if you have any symptoms or feel unwell, even if this means your crew cannot get out.

Rowing is important to all of us, so please stick to these simple rules.  Click here to view and download the updated protocol. We’ll keep monitoring the Covid situation closely.

Thanks to the RTR Group and the Committee for acting so quickly today.  Thanks to all on the maintenance team for your continued work on Ferry Lass.  She is going to look glorious!  

The Lass earlier this month. Photo by May Macleod

Club vice-captain Mike B adds: Now that we are back in rowing action, I have set up three slots for Social rowing tomorrow afternoon; 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Please email me if you would like a place on any of those slots.

I’m especially keen to hear if RPs will be coming along, as, of course, they are absolutely necessary to allow any rowing at all!