Finally a bit of good news for our paddling community. After getting caught up with recreational boating, the Victorian Chief Medical Officer has confirmed that paddle sports and rowing are ‘within the scope of exercise’.
Unfortunately for us though, boat ramps, piers, jetties, and other marine infrastructure remain closed. I have seen a few landings on the Yarra taped up, so it may be difficult to find spots to put in a boat until these restrictions are lifted.
Our clubhouse also remains closed. If you are paddling or doing any other exercise, please remember to maintain physical distance.
As I said in our last message to members, the committee will be working on ways to ensure that all INCC Yarra Paddlers can stay connected over the short-term and that when recreational activities return to normal, we can re-activate the club with even greater involvement and engagement with members. We would love to hear from our members with creative and fun ideas – please email your thoughts to me and I will share them with the committee.
Here is the latest Paddle Victoria announcement regarding COVID-19 restrictions.
If you have any questions, please contact me via the link above.
Stay safe everyone