Canoeing Ireland would like to offer guidance to our members and clubs on what each of the government Levels means for paddlesports. And to remind our member that these Levels 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.

The latest COVID guidelines effective from 10th May are –

  • Organised outdoor paddling activity including contact sport can resume for all in pods of 15 including supervisor

  • Use of indoor changing facilities is not permitted until further notice. Essential toilet facilities can open.

  • You can travel between counties in Ireland
  • Events which may exceed 15 person capacity must contact Canoeing Ireland to discuss the nature of the event. Events are under consideration to return on the 7th June

For further guidelines and advice please consult the Return to Paddling document produced for our members, clubs and stakeholders. (Updated 10th May) –

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, Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club and Sport Ireland for their help in producing these resources.

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