Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 24th March 2020
Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 21st March 2020
Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 17th March 2020
In consultation with the boathouse and club captain the situation is as follows:
In these situations it’s always been the case that the safest/healthiest option gets the preference. In this case that would be closing the boathouse, especially because this is a growing issue, not a waning one.
Seeing as there is a divergence of views between the two clubs in the Boathouse, I thought that it would be prudent to recognise the split in responsibilities.
We all have a duty of care to ourselves as individuals, as well as to others who are impacted by our actions. The Boathouse Executive is responsible for the Boathouse, and the Shed facilities, the rowing clubs are responsible for guiding andinstructing their individual members.
The individual Clubs can then announce their own policies on how to act to contain the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing and self-isolation.
Each club will be taking responsibility for how they run theirownclub, which is entirely their prerogative.
We are acting on behalf of all members, both the ones who are willing to adjust their behaviour, and those who act on instinct and do what they have been used to. We recognise we won’t be able to stop people from taking their own single out, having a shower at the club, and using the crockery in the kitchen. However, if club members then use the facilities, it will be at their own risk.
Marjorie Israël, CSBE Hon. Secretary
I hope everyone is doing well.
As you all are aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation and health and safety is first priority. All training and club activities has been suspended with immediate effect, also the clubhouse should be close to clubs group outings. The next 3 months are going to be challenging for all of us, we need the collaboration of all of you to flatten the Curve.
More will follow in due course.