As of 15 May 2020 COVID-19 restrictions in NSW were eased such that groups of up to 10 people can congregate outside. This has allowed the NSW SKC to resume offering Club trips for groups up to that size.
Whilst this is great news it doesn't mean we are back to where we were before the restrictions - we need to still manage within the health guidelines. So maximum group size is 10 (including leaders), and social distancing should be planned for and practised on trips, both on and off the water.
The Club requests that you do the following:
- At launch and on return to cars please maintain social distancing, and efficiently get organised and move off. This is both about keeping our members safe and about public perception
- For group briefings/de-briefings select a quiet location (away from the water?) where you will be able to maintain distancing whilst conducting the briefing
- When on the water if you need to raft up think about doing it in a way that maintains a distance of 1.5m between people
Of course you should also download the COVIDSafe app if you haven’t done so already. We want to make sure we can do effective contact tracing if the need arises.
So keep an eye on the website for a return to (semi) social paddling opportunities!