Update: Online meeting tomorrow, start of season postponed

Hi Beachcombers,

The guidance from the UK government to reduce the spread of coronavirus has been updated. The guidance includes:

  • Avoid gatherings with friends and family
  • Avoid non-essential use of public transport

It is especially important to avoid close contact with people who are at increased risk of severe illness, which includes anyone with chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD or bronchitis.

You can read the full guidance here:
COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

This guidance is in place indefinitely, so we will be postponing the start of our season until it’s safe to resume our training sessions. Our two remaining indoor sessions have also been cancelled. In the meantime, Sport England have put together a guide on how you can keep up with physical exercise.

You can have a read of it here:
Sport England | How to stay active while you’re at home

PLEASE NOTE – Our AGM is scheduled to take place tomorrow, 18th March. In light of the current situation, we’ll still have a meeting but we’ll be discussing what we can do with our club during this period. We’ll aim to hold our full AGM, including electing a new committee and preparing our activities for this season, when we have a clearer idea of when we can start our season.

We will be holding the meeting online. Please read the full information about how to attend this below.

Please adhere to the government’s guidance about social distancing and maintaining good hygiene practices to reduce the spread of coronavirus. There are a huge number of people who need to stay in isolation at the moment so if you’re able to help at all, please reach out and do what you can.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns in the meantime please let me know. I hope to speak to lots of you tomorrow evening.



Wednesday 18th March, 18:30

As mentioned above, we’ll be holding a meeting online tomorrow evening. We are going to run the meeting using Zoom, an online meeting platform. It is incredibly easy to use, but you do need to get the app on your computer (recommended) or phone (not as good, but usable) BEFORE the meeting. It takes no more than 10 minutes. Below you’ll find:

  • the link for free sign up
  • the link for the meeting

Getting set up: Go to https://zoom.us/freesignup/. Follow the instructions.

For the actual meeting tomorrow, you will need to use the link below. Again, incredibly easy, but do ‘arrive’ at least 5 minutes early so you can check your video/audio.

Beachcombers meeting
Time: Mar 18, 2020 18:30
Join Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6066325690
Meeting ID: 606 632 5690

If you have any trouble accessing the meeting:
  1. Try shutting down competing websites; having limited bandwidth is a common problem.
  2. Check to see that you didn’t accidentally leave Zoom open from when you first registered. Quit Zoom completely, then re-click the invitation link.
  3. If all else fails, please send us an email and we’ll do our best to help.

That’s all for now folks!


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