August 2021 Lockdown

A South East Queensland Lockdown is in progress. Many of the exposure sites are in this local area (The University, St. Lucia, Indooroopilly, Taringa, Toowong). Please take the time to check the latest exposure sites (one or two were relatively close to the shed).

There is no access to the shed or any paddle activities (including solo paddling or borrowing) during this time. The university of Queensland is under level 4 restrictions (highest) so you should avoid the St. Lucia campus too. This will continue until the lockdown is lifted (see Queensland Health and UQ advice).

All planned club activities are cancelled. These may be rescheduled to a later date.

Once we restart, please use the Qld Government QR code to scan in when visiting the shed (located outside the shed door).

Lockdown Lifted

The lockdown has been lifted and the club is returning to normal operations. Please wear masks while the state government directives are in place and adhere to the club’s Covid safe procedures. This includes booking shed space for solo paddling and club activities and shed access.

Paddling Suspended during the Lockdown

In accordance with UQ and UQ Sport directions, all club activities are suspended due to the lockdown of Greater Brisbane. This will continue until lifted by UQ Sport (at least until the end of Friday 2nd July).

Solo paddling is also shut down for this period.

Time out to watch some kayaking videos online instead.
Starting here…

Covid Update

Dear Members,

We hope everyone is adapting to the changing way of life whilst we combat COVID-19. Firstly, we’d like to thank our members for your understanding whilst normal club operations have been paused; our volunteer committee has welcomed your support whilst we navigate through this period of uncertainty.

Like many organisations and institutions, UQ Sport has made the informed and safety-conscious decision to halt all club activities until at least June 30, to flatten the curve of coronavirus infection. As such, UQCC will continue with our “hibernation of activities” for the duration of Semester One in line with UQ Sport requirements. Whilst this may be distressful for some members, we would like to highlight the importance of following social distancing measures and being stringent with your health – only together will we get through this period.

As such, the committee will look favourably upon refund requests for semester one members, which are to be sent to the club president by email. To assist all current members, the committee will be providing a proportional fee discount for next year’s membership (to be calculated in line with the duration of the hibernation period) to the current 2020 members.

We appreciate your understanding in this uncertain time and urge all members to put their health and wellbeing as a priority in these trying times. Should you have any questions, please contact the committee.

Stay Safe,

Henry & The UQCC Committee