COVID-19: Step 2 Reopening Update

The following is an exciting update provided by Row Ontario regarding Step Two in the Reopening plan, effective June 30th, 2021, at 12:01 am. 

After reviewing the amended Regulation 263/20 Rules for Areas in Step 2, Row Ontario has provided the following highlights of how the new Regulations will impact rowing clubs in Ontario. 

  • Team sports can proceed if there is no likelihood of physical contact between participants. For rowing, this means that rowers can row in crew boats of any size.
  • It is important to note the physical distancing requirements. While in the boathouse or on the docks please maintain 2m physical distancing, during individual training activities this changes to 3m. 
  • Individual training activities are permitted outside only. Warm-up runs and erging must take place outside and 3m apart from other participants. 
  • Lastly, under Step 2 social gatherings are limited to 25 people outside and 5 people inside. 

Current GRC Covid Protocols, such as self-screening prior to arrival, using the 2021 Sign Up Sheet, Covid Captains, and boat and oar cleaning post row will remain in place. 

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out.