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Club Covid Guidance Webinars

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Friday, 29th May 2020 @ 5:16pm

Due to the change in government guidance we will be running three more webinar sessions to support affiliated clubs and answer any questions you may have regarding the changes.
These sessions will take place online at:
2-3pm, Thursday 4th June 
2-3pm, Monday 8th June 
7-8pm, Monday 8th June 
These sessions are open to Club Chairs and Secretaries, if you would like to take part please contact clubs@britishcanoeing.org.uk with your name, club, role, and any questions you have.
Kind regards,

Covid-19 Cashless payment platforms (helping to manage risk)

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Thursday, 21st May 2020 @ 12:23pm

I recevied a message from BC Yesterday that provided a risk assesment

"The risk assessment can be accessed here and the guidance for clubs is available here"

I was looking at the BC Covid-19 risk assessment within it there is mention of on-line payments, some clubs may be sorted in regards to online payment however thinking about providers and clubs who may have on-line payments there are options and here are a few, hope this is helpful. 

1) Bank Transfer

2) Eola

3) Stripe

4) izettle for contactless payments 

There is no one size for all, all business/clubs are different and hope this helps  

1) Bank Transfer but you do need to keep an eye on who has paid and chase up if payment is missing

2) As a club we have been using Eola for our pool bookings the system allows for limiting the number of spaces available, they are a UK based company they have a small team and are outdoor enthusiasts. The product is secure and flexible it is also having new features added based on user demands, they also provide. Many SUP organisations use it but it does allow you limit group sizes etc. It is free to create an account if you just want to look around the product and there’s a flat fee per booking of 4% (4p in the pound). If you have questions  Just speak with Besma she is really helpful.




Tel : +44 7732858500

Email: besma@eola.co


I just need to point out that BC is developing its own platform for competitions etc but in the mean time this platform is good to go,

3) Another option is STRIPE payments  it is free to set up an account and you are provided with a Sandbox (non live)  environment where you can customise your own invoice 

Two key learning points from when I set these system up was 1)Tthe dummy credit card number is US based so you will find that it asks for a ZIP code eg 111111 (numerical) rather than a UK card with will ask for a postcode (in the test enviroment). 2) by using the US dummy card the test payment shows Stipe takes 2.9% commission but in real life with a UK credit card it is 1.4%.

You can also use code to place a payment button on to your website but unlike eola stripe do not provide technical support for this.

4) iZettle  ideal for taking contactless payments a Reader costs £29 it links to a mobile via bluetooth (it can link to more than one account if you also run a business you do not need a reader per business ) the rate for using the service is 1.75%  

What ever you choose to use hope you all keep safe and well


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