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 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

COVID-19 Information

Latest COVID-19 Information

The Clubhouse is now completely closed during Lockdown 2.

New policies for the use of the clubhouse have been introduced from Thursday 8th October 2020.

The Club is currently OPEN for paddling, with restrictions.  Please read all of the below before going paddling:

  • You must book your paddle in advance using the Lockdown Paddle Slot booking system.  This will ensure that  attendance at the club is staggered and only one group, e.g. single paddler,  family group or six club members meeting by arrangement arrive at the time booked.  This means no impromptu paddles, and is required by British Canoeing guidance.  Slots which have already been taken will not appear on the calendar, so if the timeslot you want isn't showing that means someone else already has taken it.  You only need to book a slot for when you arrive at the Club to go paddling - when you come back, please let new arrivals have priority - you can use the time to disinfect your boat! 
  • You will need to have on the water membership of British Canoeing so that you are covered for the river licence and third party insurance, membership of MCC does not cover you for these paddles.
  • On arrival follow all the instruction on the notices about social distancing etc.
  • If you go into the building, please use the tokens on the token board to limit numbers - see below.
  • If you are using club equipment or retrieving your own boat and paddle from the boat stores make sure they are cleaned before and after use - there is a pressure spray in the main boat store for doing this. To be effective these measures have to be thorough.
  • When you leave please close the door and lock if necessary, you will need to disinfect the door handle so use a wipe, either one you have brought with you or one from those by the car reg screen, it can be the same one you used for the screen, take the wipe home with you for disposal perhaps bring a plastic bag with you to put it in. The same goes for the padlocks on the boat stores the fact that you may be wearing gloves makes no difference, gloves can carry the virus also.  
  • When getting on the water and paddling follow the guideline on the notices.
  • Most important, have fun despite all these restrictions

 

Use of Changing Rooms

  • Limited numbers are now allowed in the changing rooms - maximum of 4 in the gents and 2 in the ladies
  • To control this, there is a board with tokens at the bottom of the stairs.  Please take the appropriate token when entering and return and sanitise it on leaving. There are wipes for this purpose.  If there are no tokens, please wait outside.
  • Please wear a mask whenever you are inside the building
  • Showers may not be used.
  • As previously, please do not change in the toilet, boat store, etc.

Use of Gym Equipment

  • Limited numbers are now allowed to use the gym equipment - maximum of 3
  • To control this, there is a board with tokens at the bottom of the stairs.  Please take the appropriate token when entering and return and sanitise it on leaving. There are wipes for this purpose.  If there are no tokens, please wait outside.
  • Please wear a mask whenever you are inside the building
  • Sanitise the equipment before and after use.  Please do not move the equipment out of the marked areas.

Use of Kitchen 

  • Limited numbers are now allowed to use the kitchen - maximum of 1
  • To control this, there is a board with tokens at the bottom of the stairs.  Please take the appropriate token when entering and return and sanitise it on leaving. There are wipes for this purpose.  If there are no tokens, please wait outside.
  • Please wear a mask whenever you are inside the building
  • You must use your own mug or disposable cup.  Please clean any touch points before and after use (e.g. taps, kettle, etc.)

Use of Upstairs Toilets

  • Upstairs toilets are now open for use.   
  • To control access, there is a board with tokens at the bottom of the stairs.  Please take the appropriate token when entering and return and sanitise it on leaving. There are wipes for this purpose.  If there are no tokens, please wait outside.

 

More details and risk assessments etc. are in the documents below.

Please follow the guidelines so we can all continue to use the Club safely during the winter months!