18 April 2020
Further to the updates announced on 16th March Welsh Sea Rowing have now updated their advice as follows:
Following the Prime Ministers press conference on April 16th and the announcement of a further 3 week lock down Welsh Sea Rowing committee officers have agreed the CEASE on all rowing activities must continue until the 30th June. This is in line with current Government guidance and supports the same decisions as British Rowing and Welsh Rowing. As a consequence any planned events up until that point are now cancelled. We have already contacted all the organisers of the events below and advised them to cancel.
16 March 2020
Welsh Rowing and Welsh Sea Rowing have issued the statement below. Subsequently SOLVA Rowing and Watersports Club will suspend all club rowing activities immediately for March and April. We will re-evaluate the situation at the end of April. Stay safe everyone.
Subject: COVID-19 Update
Welsh Rowing advises suspension of all rowing involving non-essential contact until further notice.
Welsh Rowing has reviewed the UK Government’s advice against all non-essential contact within new enhanced social distancing rules, including advice against unnecessary travel. We have concluded that most club rowing activity falls within this restriction and consequently advise that rowers refrain from training, competing and socialising with their clubs unless they can be satisfied that they are within the UK Government’s revised advice.
Today’s announcement follows the decision earlier today to postpone all Welsh Rowing organised/controlled events due to run in March and April which includes workshops, courses, training camps and our junior development day.
As a close-knit community, Welsh Rowing seeks to be proactive in protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our community, our member clubs, staff and volunteers. We are working with our partners to review and develop ways we can support the community during this challenging time.
Public Health Wales advice: https://phw.nhs.wales/
Rowing Development Officer (Maternity Cover)