Subject to the range of public health measures outlined below, play, active recreation and sport can resume under level 2. This includes contact team sports and physical activities only if fewer than 10 people are participating, good contact tracing is possible and hygiene measures, particularly washing and drying of hands, and regular sanitising of equipment and surfaces are in place. Make sure you know (or can identify) anyone who is participating in your activity, including players, officials and spectators/supporters, in case someone gets sick.
Water-based Activities Alert Level 2 Scenarios at Level 2 (e.g. swimming, kayaking, surfing) All recreational boating and water-based activities are permitted. Physical Distancing Participants should try to keep to the physical distancing as much as practicable. Risky activities Be responsible and follow Maritime NZ guidance.
1. The physical distancing
Physical distancing of 2 metres should be maintained wherever possible, especially from people that you don’t know. It is recognised that contact during physical activity will occur but this should be minimised as much as possible, especially off the field of play?
2. The hygiene requirements
All participants should wash and dry their hands before and after partaking in any play, active recreation or sport. Ideally, they should be advised of this in advance of attending to allow time for this to happen safely. Measures should be taken to minimise the sharing of equipment if possible. Equipment must be washed and dried before and after use. Ensure that club boats are cleaned before and after each use and any shared equipment, like life jackets, are disinfected. Where equipment is unable to be sanitised, for example ropes, a withholding period could be considered to allow any virus particles on these surfaces to die, e.g. 120 hours between uses.
3. Contact Tracing
Ensure that all events and facilities have a contact tracing register and that all participants and spectators complete it, an electronic system or an online registration system
All indoor and outdoor facilities will need to restrict entry to a maximum of 10 people. This limit will still need to be considered in the context of maintaining the 2 metre physical distancing requirement.