COVID updates – ROWING #5

Dear Clubs and Schools,


We are pleased to have confirmation that all outdoor community sport is set to return as planned from tomorrow – Tuesday 1 December (as of midnight tonight).


Rowing training and activity will be able to resume from tomorrow AM.


As per today’s update, please note from 12:01am on 1 December for the next 2 weeks:

  • 1 person per 2sqm applies outdoors
  • 1 person per 4sqm applies indoors
  • COVID-Safe Check-In is mandatory for all venues and activities which require a COVID Safe Plan (see a further note on this below)
  • Travel within SA is unrestricted


As the government have said, the next couple of weeks will be crucial in ensuring we contain the virus, so while restrictions ease it is still essential that we continue to act on health advice to help keep South Australia safe and strong.


COVID-Safe Check-In

  • All Rowing SA events including the Riverland Regatta will have the State Government QR tracing App in operation (as well as a physical paper version) and patrons will be required to use this check-in upon arrival
  • All Clubs and facilities with a COVID Safe Plan will be required to have their QR code on display for members/visitors, or have a paper version available. Clubs already with a COVID Safe Plan will receive their QR code and details, along with an updated COVID Safe Plan by the Government
  • The Rowing SA facility will have a QR code displayed around the facility for patrons to use (as soon as we receive it)
  • All School students will not be required to check-in at any time including training at any facility or attending a regatta. Schools are to ensure they maintain lists of students and coaches/staff that attend each training and regatta (via Rowing Manager), which I’m sure is normal practice already
  • Attached to this email is a user guide for the QR tracing App


Riverland Regatta – Berri

SA Health are expecting to have an outcome in the next day or so regarding our COVID Management Plan which will potentially allow us to have more than 1,000 people at the Berri Regatta if approved. This outcome will impact how spectators are managed at the Berri Regatta so we will provide further updates when confirmation comes through. It is pleasing that the new restrictions to come into effect on 1 December 2020 allows the regatta to still proceed. The Rowing SA Board will again meet once regatta numbers have been confirmed to clarify all processes and procedures in place before final regatta communication is sent to all clubs mid-week.



Andrew Swift

Chief Executive Officer

Rowing South Australia Inc