General Members Requirements 

All paddlers must decide if training is right for them and suitable based on their current health status and, having weighed up the personal risks of training and that they are willing to follow the requirements set down by the COVID-19 Safety Coordinator and the Club through the COVID-19 Safety Plan.

The following key points must be considered before training.

  • Any health and well being concerns – you should discuss these with your doctor.
  • Ensuring your Influenza vaccination is currently up to date.
  • Downloading the COVIDSafe app.
  • Stay at home if you:
    • are experiencing flu-like symptoms or have within the past 14 days.
    • recently visited any area that has been deemed a “Hot Spot” by any government and/or the Club.
    • are currently awaiting test results and have not been given an all clear.
  • Shower at home before & after training.
  • Avoiding pre or post training get together/dinners.
  • Only use your own labelled water bottle & do not share equipment.
  • Maintain 1.5m distancing at all times.
  • Wash/sanitise shared equipment before use.
  • Wash own uniform and equipment.
  • Avoid physical contact (no handshakes, hugs, kisses, high fives etc.).
  • Consider wearing a face mask.

Please see our club COVID-19 Safety Plan HERE for more information

FAQ

Pre-Training

I’m new to dragon boat paddling and want to come along to a training session, how do I book a session?

If you are interested in join a session, please contact membership@differentstrokes.org.au. You will also need to complete the this form and send a copy to the membership officer.

What do I need to bring to training?

Bring a small bottle of sanitiser to sanitise hands and personal equipment. Remember to label your water bottle.

If there any reason I’m not allowed to attend training?

Yes, stay at home if:

– you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or have within the past 14 days.
– you recently visited any area that has been deemed a “Hot Spot” by any government and/or the Club. NSW Health publishes a list of hot spots at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates
– you are currently awaiting test results and have not been given an all clear.

At Training

Where do we meet before training?

We will meet at the same location as we always have. You will be required to have your name added to the attendance role by the coach leading your session. Remember to maintain 1.5 social distancing. No handshakes, hugs, kisses, high fives etc.

Will we be doing a club warm up before training?

All paddlers are expected to complete a warmup prior to arriving at training.

Activities at Bank Street are limited to only parking, moving the dragon boat and paddling. No other activities are allowed. The club, in conjunction with DBNSW, are adopting a ‘Get In, Train, Get Out’ philosophy. You will need to do any warmup you require outside the Bank Street compound.

Do I need to wear a face mask while training?

No, however current NSW health recommendations is to wear a mask when you cannot maintain at least 1.5 meters social distancing.  You should consider wearing a mask while moving the boat or where you cannot maintain 1.5 meters social distancing.

Can I still use a club paddle?

We recommend that you bring your own paddle however if you require a club paddle contact Ian at membership@differentstrokes.org.au to arrange a loan paddle.

How do we move a boat and maintain 1.5 meters?

While moving a boat, always maintain 1.5 meters social distancing while safe to do so.

Post Training

What happens after we finish paddling?

The dragon boat and all shared equipment must be washed and sanitised.

Once the boat has been put away all paddlers must leave the Bank Street compound. This is in line with the ‘Get In, Train, Get Out’ philosophy.

General

I have more questions who do I ask?

Different Strokes’ COVID-19 Safety Coordinator is Rodney Moore, You can contact him on 0416 077 066 or email Covid@DifferentStrokes.org.au

I may have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19

Alert the COVID-19 Safety Coordinator if you may have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 or you have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19. Advise the COVID-19 Safety Officer Coordinator if any change in your health status with respect to COVID-19 so to allow appropriate health authorities to be contacted.

Please see our club COVID-19 Safety Plan HERE for more information