STAGING Managing COVID-19 version 12 - British Rowing

Managing COVID-19 version 12

With the Government confirming the move to Step 3 of their COVID-19 Spring Response from 17 May, we have published an updated version of our guidance taking into account the changes in restrictions


It’s been fantastic to see clubs up and down the country reopening their doors and members enjoying being able to get back on the water. It’s been a terrific effort from volunteers up and down the country to keep their members engaged throughout a difficult period and to put in place all the arrangements required to allow rowing to take place. Thank you to everyone who has made this happen.

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Please note: each update from the last version is highlighted in yellow and there is a full list of changes at the end of the document. Please note the guidance in version 11.2 remains current until Monday 17 May

As we move into Step 3 of the Government’s COVID-19 Spring Response, we are also seeing preparations step up for more competitions. The first competition of the year ran successfully with a limited entry at Hammersmith Regatta and we look forward to a number of other upcoming competitions, including the British Rowing Masters Championships on 12 June. We recognise this is an area of the guidance which hasn’t been used as much so far, so please do let us know if you have any feedback via

Our team remains on hand to offer advice and support to help you get your club or competition back up and running. Whilst our office remains closed, you can still speak to staff members by requesting a callback. Equally, if you are a club member, please be kind to those helping your club and bear in mind just how much information there is to take on board. We also have a range of resources available to support clubs, competitions and volunteers on our website.


The rowing community has demonstrated great patience and responsibility as we have moved through the steps since the end of the lockdown. Thank you for this and also to the many of you who have continued to support British Rowing by renewing your membership during this difficult time. The money that comes from membership is critical to our ability to support the grassroots of rowing including producing and publishing guidance such as this which allows you and your club to get back on the water.

Fingers crossed we’ll also get some improved weather over the coming weeks so we can really enjoy being outside, getting back to having fun on the water and, for those of you keen to race, back to competitions.

Stay safe!



Andy Parkinson
Chief Executive Officer | British Rowing