June Safety Report

July 1, 2020
The June issue of the Safety report from the British Rowing Hororary Safety Adviser has been issued and is available here The topcis covered are: Repacking Throw Bags Radio Procedure Sunburn, Heat Illness and Exhaustion Waterborne Infections and Diseases Safety Inspections and Boat Checking Head Injuries and Concussion Is it Safe to Go Out Alone?

BR June Report

June 22, 2020
The latest report from British Rowing to the Region is out and available here It contains info and links on a wide variety of topics of interest to clubs and rowers such as • British Rowing Club Emergency Fund• British Rowing club affiliation• Back to Rowing• British Rowing Virtual Championships• Sport England / Government support

Eastern Region Rowing Council – Covid-19 page

May 26, 2020
Latest Covid-19 news, advice and guidance Clubs and individual rowers are reminded that all British Rowing policies and guidelines still apply including the Code of Conduct, Safeguarding and Whistleblowing polices. 24th September Following the publication of the details of the new COVID-19 measures announced by the UK Government, British Rowing have clarified the effects on

Club Health Survey

May 24, 2020
Thank you to all the Clubs who completed the survey on Club health and activity and the equivalent on the East Midlands site. The responses are very valuable for the range of experiences in different settings and the differing (and common) actions Clubs are taking. We are in a more ‘mobile’ phase now and some

Limited return to the water – guidance on 12th May

May 12, 2020
Following the publication of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy on 11 May, British Rowing has updated its advice to all Affiliated Clubs and Events and detailed the rationale behind these decisions. Rowing in privately owned boats from publicly available access is now possible, subject to Government rules on social distancing, adhering to local waterways

Community Emergency Fund applications to be frozen

May 11, 2020
Sport England have announced a further top-up of £15 million to the Community Emergency fund BUT have said that: “The fund will then be paused at 11.59pm on Thursday 14 May, to enable assessors to process all remaining applications as soon as possible” Full announcement here. Any clubs needing help making an application are urged to

Latest advice and guidance

May 11, 2020
Following last night’s statement by the Government, British Rowing’s COVID-19 Situational Review Group met this morning to assess the impact on rowing and has issued the following statement. “At this stage, we have taken the decision that our previously published advice should remain in place until we have had the opportunity to review the details

Team ’21 North West

May 8, 2020
Our friends at North West Regional Rowing Council have launched a portal pointing clubs and rowers to valuable resources in these challenging times. The site points collects in one place links to material on training, coaching and competing – highly recommended and you can find it here

Four Nation Indoor Rowing Challenge

May 6, 2020
Today British Rowing is announcing a four nation indoor rowing challenge alongside our counterparts from Rowing Australia, Rowing Canada Aviron and Rowing New Zealand.  Taking place over the weekend from 8-11 May, the mass-participation competition challenges anyone with a rowing machine at home to see how far they can row in one minute.  To keep

BR Planning for a return to the water and club support

May 5, 2020
Volunteers and staff are working hard together to develop plans that will enable us all to come back to rowing. This work is contingent on the advice and guidance given by public health authorities, central and local government and waterways authorities. Details of how this is being managed and the groups that are at work