Paddling at Covid Alert Level 3

From 11:59pm tonight (Tuesday 31st August) , all areas south of Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 which means paddlers in these areas are able to get out on the water. However, there are some restrictions which are very important to follow, especially with the more transmissible delta variant.

When going paddling please remember:

  • Paddling must be done alone or within your bubble. You are able to take a short trip in your car to go paddling.
  • Exercise caution to keep yourself safe and ensure you do not need to engage the assistance of others. Stay within 200m of shore, wear a personal flotation device (or at least take an airbag in kayaks), and ideally if paddling alone, take a member of your bubble along with you to keep an eye on you.
  • Paddle well within your limits.
  • Clubs must remain closed, this includes boat storage facilities.
  • In-person coaching is not allowed.
  • Wear a face covering before and after your paddle while out in public.
  • Do not go if you are experiencing any symptoms of covid (Isolate and get a test.)

For further details on Level 3 restrictions, click here

Enjoy getting back on the water but please do so safely.

Auckland and Northland are remaining at Alert Level 4, which unfortunately means paddling is still not allowed to ensure stopping the spread of covid. Kia kaha- stay strong.