Current restrictions in the Republic of Ireland will be eased on Monday 26th April. The resumption of on the water training can take place from this date.
In order to assist clubs on the safe return to rowing, Rowing Ireland has put together Protocols for affiliated clubs in the Republic of Ireland. These protocols have been sanctioned by Sport Ireland.
The Rowing Ireland Protocols are available in the download section below for all affiliated Rowing Ireland Clubs.
Below is reminder of what is permitted for clubs from Monday, 26th April.
|Can we open the boat house?||YES 19th Certain HP Athletes as approved by Sport Ireland 26th Junior Athletes and Adults as defined below||Boat house may be open to allow access to equipment|
|Can high performance rowers attend training?||YES (19th of April)||Rowing Ireland have submitted a list of names and protocols to Sport Ireland for approved athletes.|
|Can we open the clubhouse and gym?||NO||Clubhouse and gym must remain closed, no indoor training allowed at this time.|
|Can toilets be open in the club?||YES||Essential use only. Appropriate sanitizing protocols in place.|
|Can Junior rowers recommence training||YES from 26th of April||Junior Rowers non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can recommence|
|Can adults return to training?||YES In single sculls only||26th of April outdoor distanced sport for adults can begin to take place. Activities should be on a socially distanced basis and may take place between a maximum of two households.|
|Can we row in crew boats?||YES Juniors only||Pods of 15 junior can train outdoors in non-contact sports.|
|Can coaches attend the session?||YES||They must be included in the pod of 15.|
|Can parents carpool to get juniors to and from training?||NO||At this time, it is still advised not to carpool.|
|Can Rowers travel outside their own county to attend training sessions?||YES (12th of April)||From 12 April, travel is permitted within your own county or within 20km of your home if crossing county boundaries.|
|Regattas and Events||NO (Not at this present time, however, we are working with Sport Ireland to identify when this may be possible)||No other matches or events are to take place.|
If you have any queries on the protocols, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org