Covid-19 Alert Level 2

On Monday 11th of May the announcement was made that Covid Level 2 could be applied from from Thursday, May 14th. The club committee has been studying the guidelines, seeking advice, and planning for reopening the club to members. There are still significant constraints on the way we are required to operate, and these will continue to evolve over the weeks and months ahead. The information presented below aims to describe the way we need to operate under Alert Level 2 for now.

Public Health Guidelines

  • If you are unwell - do not come to the club.
  • If you have any Covid symptoms or feel unwell - contact Healthline or your GP to arrange testing.
  • Wear a mask inside the clubrooms. This also includes the gym.
  • Practise physical distancing at all times - 2m.
  • Practise good hand hygiene - Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands.
  • Be kind

Contact Tracing - General Access to the Club

For at least the duration of Alert Level 2 all members must scan the Covid Tracer App QR code or complete the contact tracing register when entering the club and/or using club facilities or equipment. The following facilities will be in place for contact tracing relating to casual access to the club:

Log Book

A log book will be placed inside the entrance doors. We are conscious of privacy issues, and the fact that the register is open and accessible to all members. Only the following details are required to be recorded in the register:

  • First and Last Name
  • Date and Time in
  • Time out.

This information can be linked to our membership database to provide full contact tracing should it be required by Health Officials. We are required to keep this information for a minimum of 4 weeks. It will be destroyed after a maximum of 8 weeks.

When using the Log Book, use hand sanitiser provided, and wash your hands thoroughly, fill in the log book, wash your hands again.

Only members will be permitted to access the club using these contact tracing tools. You must be a current financial member, registered in our membership database. If you are unsure, please email our Membership Officer to confirm admin@arawa.org.nz


Disinfectants are available in all high touch areas of the club. All members must take personal responsibility for the cleaning of surfaces before and after activities. Equipment that must be wiped down with disinfectant before/after use includes:

  • Gym Equipment
  • Ergs
  • Club Kayaks and paddles.

Hand Sanitiser will be available next to the contact tracing register - use this after you have filled in your details in the register. We will do our level best to maintain a supply of hand cleanser, but we also recommend you have your own personal supply as a backup.

You will not be required to wear a mask in the gym but maintaining distance and hygiene is necessary. We ask that there be an absolute maximum of 5 people in the gym at once to ensure we are able to follow these guidelines.

Personal/Collective Responsibility

As a membership/volunteer-based organisation, each and every one of us relies on fellow members to do the right thing and protect ourselves and each other from the risks associated with the Covid-19 virus. If you are not prepared to play your part and help protect the health, safety, well being and access for all - stay away! Members identified as not following the guidelines provided may have their membership suspended or canceled.