Up-date 9th April 2020

As of 16th March 2020 the Club remains in 'lockdown', in accordance with the guidance and requirements of the government and British Canoeing.

Longridge Canoe Club is fully endorsing Stay Safe Stay Home message.  This does mean that there is no face-to-face coaching and no groups sessions taking place until further notice.

To protect the 'live-in' staff, who will remain on site at the Activity Centre and who are self-isolating, Club Members are also not permitted to access/launch from the Longridge site (even if it were otherwise permissible for their personal daily exercise).  The gates to the car park and the club's facilites will remain closed and securely locked throughout this time.

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The Club is encouraging social interactions & activities via the 'virtual world' and is keeping the club's community spirit alive by sharing ideas, daily exercise plans and achievements via the Club's Member's Facebook page.  Existing members please do join-in and keep in touch through that page.

For now, We wish everyone all the very best for the forthcoming weeks at home and, just as soon as it is safe to do so, we look forward to seeing existing members returning back to the water, and welcoming new members to come and try our amazing sport.

British Canoeing has issued the following guidance

Updated 7 April 2020:
In light of the government’s Stay at Home measures and following guidance issued by the Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust, which impacts the usage of waterways, British Canoeing strongly recommends that all paddlesport activity should cease on rivers, waterways and coastal areas until further notice.

This is in line with government advice requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes, avoiding social gatherings and all non-essential travel.

Please Check British Canoeing's website for any further changes that may take place after the date of  this post.

British Canoeing update on paddlesport activity
With regards to paddlesport activity, British Canoeing has issued guidance in the following statement.