BADCC is now in Tier 4 

Hampshire (excluding the New Forest), Berkshire and Surrey are now in Tier 4.  This document sets out Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club’s current approach to paddling and other Club activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as of 26th December 2020 and until the guidance changes.

Guiding Principles

Safety – at all times the health and safety of members and other paddlers is of paramount importance.

Hardship – the Club recognises that some paddlers will be experiencing financial hardship and will work to minimises its impact on their ability to paddle.

Guidance – the Club will follow guidance issued by HM Government and by our national governing body, British Canoeing.  The Club notes that this guidance is changing rapidly so this document is liable to change.

Risk Assessment - For a copy of the Club's Risk Assessment, which has been updated to reflect the current COVID-19 protocols, please click here

Outdoor Paddling Sessions

BADCC interpretation of British Canoeing and Government guidance is that recreational paddling is currently restricted to the the following circumstances

  • on your own
  • with the people you live with (your household)
  • with your support bubble
  • With a childcare bubble where supporting childcare
  • when on your own, with one person from another household while following social distancing

Additionally, Government guidance is that

  • outdoor exercise should be limited to once per day
  • you should not travel outside your local area, unless to travel a short distance to to find open space (such as a publicly accessible place to launch)
  • organised and structured outdoor sporting activity must not take place
  • all indoor and outdoor sports clubs, centres, venues and facilities must close

Therefore all club  organised paddling activities will cease until permitted by Government and British Canoeing guidance.

It is still permitted to borrow Club equipment to paddle with your household, support bubble or with one other person from another household (standard loan charges apply). If you would like to borrow club equipment please contact the Equipment Officer (Brian) via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


QMC Pool Sessions - Cancelled until further notice

The QMC pool is closed while Basingstoke is in Tier 4. We will re-start pool sessions when the pool has re-opened and it is safe and legal to do so.

Membership 2020-21

Annual member renewal is due in April.  Current members should not experience financial hardship as a result of renewing their membership.

  • Membership subscriptions for 2020-21 will be reduced by 25% to reflect the fact that paddling activities are likely to cease or at least be seriously reduced for at least 3 months.  This reflects payment for period July 2020 to March 2021.
  • The normal membership year will remain from April through March but membership for the year 2019-2020 will be extended to the end of June 2020.
  • Subject to any change required for the transfer to the British Canoeing Club Together scheme, completion of a membership form will be required to continue membership into 2020-21.
  • Where members feel able to pay membership subscriptions, they should be encouraged do so in order that relief can be given to members who cannot pay.  Any payment beyond the 75% fee will be treated as a donation and eligible for Gift Aid.
  • Where members feel unable to pay due to financial hardship they should contact the Club Secretary, Marina Crean.  Payment will be deferred to 1st October 2020 in the first instance: that date will be reviewed in June 2020 and quarterly thereafter until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In the event that subscription payments are deferred beyond 1st April 2021, outstanding payments for the year 2020-21 will be waived.


Colt Hill Work Parties

Colt Hill work parties will be suspended until further notice.


If you have any feedback on BADCC’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..