With our (hopefully) impending move to Level 2, it looks like our clubs will be able to consider re-opening and resuming club paddling activities. However, it is important to review all relevant rules, information and guidance carefully, and for each club to create a health and safety plan that is suitable to their specific environment and needs.
New Zealand’s three-time World Championship canoe sprint medallist Aimee Fisher offers her five-point guide to keeping a positive and upbeat attitude during lockdown.
Firstly, thank you all for your commitment to staying off the water over the last few weeks, following the issue of government guidelines on 3 April prohibiting watersports at Alert Level 4. It appears that New Zealand is tracking well towards containing (and hopefully eliminating) Covid-19, and we are all a part of that project.
The internet is chock-full of great information about how to stay mentally fit during the Covid-19 crisis. CRNZ’s men’s kayak sports psychologist Dom Vettise takes this a step further by offering his take on how we can help others who may be struggling during these turbulent times.
It feels like a huge understatement to say that lots has happened over the last few weeks. It can feel trivial to talk about the changes we’re facing given the situation that NZ and the World are in. Nonetheless, whilst we all pull together as Kiwis to eradicate Covid-19, our task as a team and as an organisation remains the same and we are trying to make the best of the opportunities provided by these changes.