Canoeing Ireland would like to offer guidance to our members and clubs on what each of the government phases means for paddlesports. And to remind our member that these phases are being implemented as a result of people’s compliance with the current public health measure and will only work with peoples continued cooperation with Government restrictions.

They key guidelines for Phase 3 (29th June) are –

  • Travel limits removed for nation wide travel
  • Summer camps may return to operation
  • Groups of up to 200 may engage in outdoor activity when social distancing is maintained
  • Groups of up to 50 may attend indoor events when social distancing is maintained

For further guidlines and advice please consult the Return to Paddling produced for our members, clubs and stakeholders. (Updated for Phase 3) –

Return to Paddling Guidelines

If you have any further question around a return to activity or require further guidance around specific requirement for a return to any paddlesport activity please contact Canoeing Ireland

COVID-19 Return to Paddling Safety Video

To make our return to the river as safe as possible we have a few tips from training and development officer Aidan Doran to help us stick to the Return to Paddling and government guidelines

Return to Paddling Safety Form

Return to Paddling Safely Declaration Form Template

RTP Safety Form instructions

Additional Information

Sport Ireland COVID-19 Safety Course

Canoeing Ireland COVID-19 Posters

COVID-19 Poster and Info-graphic Resources

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Template

Balto KC COVID-19 Risk Assessment Example

We would also like to thank Balto Kayak club, Laois Kayak and Canoe Club and Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club Sport Ireland for their help in producing these resources.

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