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Nova Scotia Progression to Larger Boat Activity

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Row Nova Scotia has been working with Rowing Canada Aviron to ensure the safety and well-being of our athletes and member clubs. We are pleased to announce that the next stage of the return to rowing is the result of a provincially-specific approach that Rowing Canada Aviron has undertaken, in concordance with Nova Scotia Public Health regulations and their application to rowing. 

With the support of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Wilkinson, Rowing Canada Aviron, Sport Nova Scotia, and the Province of Nova Scotia, Row NS is pleased to announce that effective Monday, September 14, 2020, rowing clubs in Nova Scotia may offer newly-sanctioned activities. These include:

  • Nova Scotia may row in 1X, 2X/, 4X/4+/4, and 8+ for experienced rowers and those new to rowing (who are contained to the same group);
  • Group size not to exceed 10 individuals (any individual who has regular contact within 2m should be included in the defined group); and
  • A maximum of 50 individuals (ie., multiple groups, up to a maximum of 50 individuals) who are social distancing (maintaining 2m of distance) are allowed on site. RCA recommends limiting the number of individuals on site as much as possible to manage risk.

Updated information on RCA-sanctioned activity that takes effect on Monday, September 14, 2020, is now found on the RCA website. RCA will continue to update this page as they modify restrictions and permissions by province. 

It is the responsibility of rowing clubs in Nova Scotia, in conjunction with Row Nova Scotia and Rowing Canada Aviron, to be diligent in implementing this safely and responsibly, and to continue to follow the Province of Nova Scotia’s restrictions and guidelines, as well as Sport Nova Scotia guidelines.

While this is exciting news for the rowing community in Nova Scotia, we would like to continue to emphasize the responsibility of individual rowers and rowing clubs to strictly adhere to the guidelines of RCA and the Province of Nova Scotia to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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