PaddleNSW Guidelines for Covid19

As the NSW State Government gradually eases restrictions after the global pandemic, PaddleNSW advises the following Covid19 guidelines for paddlers and clubs:


  1. Team boats (Doubles, 4’s, OC6s) are now permitted.
  2. Contact paddling (such as canoe polo) will be permitted from 1st July.
  3. Training may occur provided social distancing measures are in place both on and of the water. Paddlers may train in groups of up to 20 paddlers.
  4. Any paddler who shows symptoms or suspects contact with Covid19 must report this to the club and health authorities, and immediately self-isolate.


  1. PaddleNSW is currently looking at the resumption of inter-club, state series and championship paddling events in the near future. Stay tuned.
  2. Clubs should arrange for any surfaces or areas that are commonly used by paddlers to be cleaned regularly, and for hand sanitising products to be freely available to facility users.
  3. Communal facilities such as shower blocks should not to be used where possible, and where that is not possible, social distancing practices maintained.
  4. Do not serve food. We are a recreation industry, not a food and beverage industry.
  5. A register of all participants must be kept for every club activity.