From April 19th we will be seeing some changes to the current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions which should allow for a gradual increase in the level of paddling activity permitted. Depending on the impact to transmission rates which this easing results in, there will be a further easing of restrictions on the 26th of April, which should allow for further return to recreational paddling across the country. The easing of these restrictions is dependant on the adherence to the current, and incoming, public health guidelines. We hope our members will continue to prioritise their own, and others, safety when it comes to adherence to these restrictions.

The key guidelines for the Level 5 updates are –

  • April 19th – Travel within your county or 20km from your home if crossing county bounds. People may meet with one other household outdoors for exercise.
  • April 26th – Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can recommence. 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.

As with all paddlesports activity please ensure to adhere to all Canoeing Ireland safety guidelines when getting out on the water.

For further detail on the April updates to the restrictions and what they mean for paddlesports, please see our Return to Paddling document –

Return to paddling April updates

Please refrain from any paddling activity if you are awaiting results of a COVID test, or have have any associated symptoms. If you have symptoms please consult your Doctor.

If you require any further clarification on this document, or have any specific query on paddlesport activity around these restrictions, please contact Canoeing Ireland.