Covid Information


This page will be updated regularly to provide members of the rowing community the latest advice on restrictions and safe practises for training and competitions.

UPDATE 14 April 2022

Dear Clubs,

Following the announcement this week from the Government and SA Health, Masks are no longer required for indoor fitness areas which includes boatsheds from Friday 12.01am (tomorrow). With the high COVID-19 cases across Australia we encourage you to continue your hygiene protocols.

In addition, QR codes and COVID Marshals for your facilities/operations and functions will not be required from tomorrow.

Rowing SA




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.


Andrew Swift




Download a copy of the latest Rowing SA COVID Safety flyer here.

Level 1 and some other restrictions currently apply to sport activities in South Australia. For rowing, this means:


  • Sport training is currently allowed.
  • All boat class types are currently allowed to train.
  • Density requirements of 1 person per 2m2 must be adhered to within boatsheds, as well as training and competition areas (inside and outside).
  • Density requirements of 1 person per 4m2 must be adhered to within gyms and fitness areas.
  • QR check-in by all attendees is required for every training session and competition.
  • Masks are required while not exercising at water trainings, e.g. inside boatsheds.
  • Masks for indoor fitness/gym facilities are required (except while exercising).
  • Come, row and go – limit your time at your club.



  • Competitions are allowed
  • Essential staff, coaches and support people are allowed to be in attendance at (outdoor) competitions but must wear a mask.
  • Masks must be worn at all times unless eating or drinking (indoors and outdoors).
  • People must still remain physically distanced and separated.


In addition

  • If you have symptoms, even if mild, get tested immediately (and stay home while you wait for your results).
  • Wash/sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Keep 1.5m distance from others wherever possible.
  • Use COVID Safe Check-In.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.


SA Health Resources

  1. Stay Safe at the gym poster
  2. Sport, community group, religious and faith organisation COVID-19 health advice
  3. Create a COVID-Safe plan