Phase 3 Back to Rowing

Covid 19 Frequently Asked Questions

We are now able to open rowing to all members who are able to row a single. All club members who wish to participate in Back to Rowing must read and agree to the new Phase 3 Back to Rowing Plan.

Phase 3 Back to Rowing Plan

Instructions for entering the club:

If you scan your Access Card/Tag at the parking lot gate, you are explicitly acknowledging that you are answering “NO” to all of the questions on this Health Assessment and that you accept the inherent risks of doing so, if you belong in a high-risk category. This is a Toronto Public Health and RCA/RO strict requirement to ensure we keep COVID out of ARC.

Row Ontario Guideline Definitions:

  • Rowing Circle: A defined number of individuals who regularly are rowing together and come within 2m of each other while participating in rowing activities. Each rowing circle could contain crew with substitutes, coxie and coaches depending on your program design and set up. The Rowing Circle must not exceed 15 people.
  • Cohort: A defined number of individuals who interact with each other within the rowing environment while maintaining physical distancing of 2m at minimum. The cohort should only include the same individuals. Cohorts may have multiple rowing circles operating within them as well as individual rowers.

Boat Allocation:

  • Boats will be allocated through the usual process to approved doubles or pairs, who are approved by coaches.
  • Coxed fours will be allocated to two doubles and two pairs in each others’ Rowing Circle, along with a coxswain, or to Rowing Circles of four single scullers or members
  • The coxswain must wear a plastic face shield (unless in a bow loader) as well as a mask, at all times, including while in the boat on the water.
  • Crews must be in each other’s Rowing Circles as defined at the beginning of this document and by Row Ontario

You must avoid training at the Club if you’re sick.

If you get flu-like symptoms you should skip training until you recover. If you believe you trained while you were unwell / showing symptoms, please reach out to the Captain or Board of Directors. If your symptoms worsen or you experience difficulty breathing or serious shortness of breath, it is important to seek medical attention. If you suspect you may have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please stay home and review the Toronto Public Health fact sheet.

Please visit Public Health Ontario and Toronto Public Health for the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Public Health Ontario and Toronto for more information and direction. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Board of Directors by emailing

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