COVID-19 Update – 7th Sept 2020:
Paddle Victoria has been advised by COVID Directions (COVID-19 Public Health Division, Department of Health and Human Services) that paddling has been approved within the scope of exercise for Stage 4 Restrictions (advised on 7 September 2020, Transcript ID# 158 123)
Paddlers will still need to comply with the published restrictions of social distancing, masks, limiting travel to 5km and and limiting exercise time to 1 hour (until next Monday where the time limit is increased to 2 hours)
The Paddle Victoria Board and Executive Officer have been engaged with Ministers, Vic Sport and DHHS presenting the case for paddling as a safe form of exercise since March 2020.
Paddle Vic is continuing to present ongoing submissions highlighting the future advantages our sport has in the reactivation phases.
The Paddling community and clubs have shown great responsibility complying with the restrictions and should be congratulated.
Relevant Links and references
Latest Paddle Australia: https://paddle.org.au/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-links/
Maritime Victoria: https://transportsafety.vic.gov.au/maritime-safety/newsroom/boating-covid-message
Victorian Government: http://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Relevant Club Signage: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/reduce-your-risk-coronavirus-poster
ICF event schedule: https://www.canoeicf.com/news/icf-update-coronavirus-and-event-schedule
Community sport guidelines defined by SportAus | Federal Government. Click here to read.