QRC Covid officer Marianne writes: You’ll all be aware that the First Minister has announced some further restrictions as Covid infection rates rise. These restrictions apply to specific health board areas, including Lothian, where most of our members live, and where of course the Club is.
Unfortunately the announcement included the suspension of organised contact sport for over-18s. Rowing is considered a contact sport for the purposes of Covid because of the proximity of rowers (see SCRA guidance for a full explanation). This means that from midnight on Friday 09 Oct until midnight on Sunday 25 October, rowing is OFF once again.
You can read the SCRA’s Covid update – there may be more to come, but I’ll let you all know.
All the crews currently booked in on Thursday and Friday can go out. Thanks to you all for making the back to rowing protocol and booking system work so well. We will be back on the water, all things being well, in a couple of weeks. This time we will be poised and ready to go!