You may download our official SMRC Covid19 policy here or read it below.
As the Government response to address the growing COVID19 situation continues, we as a sporting club also need to take the appropriate measures to protect not just you, our members, but also all your friends and families. This is an unprecedented situation and as such it requires unprecedented actions to address.
In light of the government announcement to close schools etc. we have taken the decision to cancel St. Michael’s Head of the River scheduled for Saturday 21st March. It is likely that Rowing Ireland will be cancelling or postponing any other upcoming events also until the situation improves so we will try and keep you informed of this.
Furthermore we have decided to suspend all training from SMRC until further notice (from tomorrow March 13th).
Coaches have been asked to review squads programmes and suggest other running, PT, kettlebells etc. sessions that rowers can do from home if they wish to maintain their fitness.
Some arrangements will also be made to provide, where available, some of the club’s equipment, ergs etc., to members to bring home for their use. If you or a family member do become effected by Covid19, it is important you follow the HSE guidelines in this regard and please let us know so that we can advise others who may have been in contact and who may need to seek medical help or to self-isolate. All info will be treated as confidential. As a general point, we would remind everyone to follow the advice of the experts in HSE/HSPC on general hygiene etiquette and travel.
This is a fast moving and evolving situation and we will keep these decisions under review and keep you informed when anything changes . If anyone has any concerns related to these issues and the club please feel free to contact myself and the committee. Thank you for your help and support as we all work together to protect not only ourselves but also our families.
Sláinte mhaith daoibh go léir / Good health to you all.
Mike McDonagh (Captain)
Mike O’Dwyer (President)