British Rowing has clarified that new legal limitations on group sizes in England will not affect organised sporting activity and as such no changes will be made to the Return to Rowing guidance in relation to either competition or club activity. This is because a club/competition following our guidance will have appropriate COVID-Secure precautions in place. As stated in our guidance, groups sizes and mixing between different groups should be kept to a minimum.
Clubs should remember that whilst an exemption is in place for organised sporting activities, the new rules do apply to the social activities of clubs. For example, no groups larger than six should be meeting within the club’s social facilities.
The British Rowing COVID-19 Situational Review Group will meet on Monday 14 September to assess the latest information available and will decide whether it is prudent to continue to move through our phases in accordance with the original timetable. As such the timetabled move to larger private matches in Phase G, scheduled for Monday 14 September will not come into effect until confirmed after this meeting.