Rowing SA – continued response to COVID-19

Dear Rowing SA Stakeholder,

Due to the opening of borders in November and the increased number of COVID-19 cases in South Australia, we would like to clarify our position on mandatory vaccination for everyone involved in all Rowing SA activities.

At this stage there is no blanket mandate for sporting codes/clubs to mandate vaccinations for
participants, spectators, staff, etc. It is left to each organisation to determine whether to mandate vaccinations.

Rowing SA strongly advises those eligible in our community to receive a full course of a Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) approved COVID-19 vaccination. There is no mandate at this stage, however a mandate may be imposed dependent on further Government advice and community consultation.

We will be continuously monitoring developments and will keep you informed of any further changes as necessary. Please continue to monitor the SA Health website to ensure you are up-to-date with all exposure sites and regulations that may impact you.

It is imperative that all attendees at Rowing SA events adhere to the Rowing SA Covid & Spectator Management Plan (an updated Plan will be published in January 2022). We expect that the rowing community in South Australia supports these measures to ensure we comply with the State Government Emergency Declaration and Directions, and remain COVID Safe.

We remind everyone to remain vigilant about following COVID-19 safe practices. This includes QR code check-in, hand hygiene, physical distancing and if you are presenting with flu-like symptoms, please obtain a COVID-19 test and remain at home until a negative test is returned and you are fully recovered. In addition, masks are required by SA Health to be worn in shared indoor public places which includes shared boat sheds.

We appreciate your understanding and expected compliance as we navigate safely through the second half of our 2021/22 rowing season.

Regards,

Andrew Swift