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Annual General Meeting March 26, Karāpiro
The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association was held at Karāpiro on Sunday 26 March 2023. The DRAFT Minutes for the 2023 AGM can be viewed online.
2023 Championships Regattas NISSC, SISSC, Maadi
COVID-19 recovery return to rowing guidance
RNZ has been receiving questions around what does return to rowing look like for rowers who have had covid. While there is some research done overseas, at this stage within New Zealand there is very little. RNZ has worked with three medical practitioners to develop guidance for return to rowing (.pdf). This is particularly relevant to students and Maadi. In summary:
- COVID-19 is known to affect the heart, lungs, and brains. There is a very real risk if you exercise too early you could experience longer term COVID-19 and other health issues.
- It is critical to return your rowers to training using a safe and graduated approach. The guidance is to only return to exercise after at least seven days free of symptoms followed by a minimum of two weeks with minimal exertion.
What this mean, in relation to Maadi, is:
- COVID-19 positive or symptomatic during Maadi: if a student presents any symptoms or tests positive during the regatta they should be withdrawn from Maadi immediately.
- COVID-19 positive fortnight prior to Maadi: if a student tested/tests positive in the fortnight leading up to Maadi then, irrespective of the severity of the symptoms, they should not be competing at Maadi.
- COVID-19 positive 3/4 weeks prior to Maadi: the school should seek a medical clearance from a Doctor, providing a clear statement that the young person is fit and healthy to undertake strenuous exercise, such as multiple races at Maadi between the 28th of March and 2nd of April.
Note: any student still presenting symptoms into the week prior to Maadi: should not be allowed to compete at Maadi.
- COVID-19 positive before the end of February: any student who is still presenting any mild or moderate symptoms associated with COVID-19 should see their own Doctor before undertaking any rowing or other physical activity.
If the school is aware the student has ongoing symptoms they should require a medical certificate before allowing the student back into training or racing.
If you have any questions contact Mark on either 021 132 4519 or [email protected]