Coming out of Lockdown – Phase 3 – Returning to Club Paddling

As you all know we are starting to come out of a lock-down which was put in place to minimise the effects of the Covid-19 virus. Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s road to recovery can be summarised by the SCA infographic.

So what does this mean for us?

The main points that we have to remember are:

  • Wash your hands/ use hand sanitiser – before and after paddling.
  • Respect physical distancing – 2 metres!
  • Either clean equipment or make sure that 72 hours elapses before dry equipment is used by another person.
  • Wear a face covering in an enclosed space.

To help with this, we have

  1. Divided the club equipment between two locations, the Loch Lomond container and the Miller Street container. Equipment in the Loch Lomond container will be available for those club members who wish to borrow equipment on a Tuesday night only. Equipment in the Miller Street container will only be available for club members who wish to use it at the weekend for a specified trip or activity session.
  2. Added appropriate signage at each container.
  3. Provided sanitiser, wipes, sponges and disposal bags at each container.
  4. Provided key holders and trip leaders with advice on how to safely manage access to club equipment.

What do you need to do?

Above all, we ask that you do not attend club events or activities if EITHER of the following apply:

  • You or someone in your household has any symptoms of Covid-19 i.e. new persistent cough, and/or fever, and/or change/loss of sense of smell or taste. If this is the case, you must self-isolate at home; seek testing for people with symptoms via NHS Inform; and NOT attend club events until your self-isolation period is complete. 


  • You have been in contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19 and have therefore been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test & Protect (contact tracing service).

Please see for more information on essential precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.