Canoeing Ireland would like to offer guidance to our members and clubs on what the new Government plan means for paddlesports. And to remind our members that the reduction in restrictions is due to peoples individual efforts to preserve public health and reduce any risk when engaging in Paddlesports.

The latest COVID guidelines effective from 22nd October are –

  • No limit to number of participants for outdoor events. Obey instructor ratios

  • Use of indoor facilities with no restrictions if fully vaccinated. Pod systems where there is mixed vaccination status

      For further guidelines and advice please consult the Return to Paddling document produced for our members, clubs and stakeholders. (Updated 22nd October) –

      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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