COVID-19 Information and Return to Boating

The health and safety of the boating community in Northern Ireland remains our primary concern.

The RYANI fully supports the effort against COVID-19 and we would thank the boating community for doing their part in following the spirit of the regulations and guidance.

As of 15th February 2022, the NI Executive have revoked regulations regarding Covid 19 in Northern Ireland and are now requesting the public to follow guidance.  There are no legal requirements when participating in or delivering sporting events or activities and instead SportNI have outlined summary guidance.

Latest Update: 17th February 2022

The removal of COVID restrictions means that there are no legal obligations in relation to participation in sport and physical activity. Clubs and organisers are still encouraged to consider measures that can be taken to minimise the ongoing impact of COVID.

Good practice guidelines for sports organisers and individuals are outlined on the SportNI Return to Sport Page.   

Guidance for other settings, including hospitality, can be found at NI Direct.

RYANI Guidance was based upon legal restrictions and sporting guidance, this has now been removed, however guidance for clubs, training centres etc will remain available in order to help inform risk assessment and mitigations.

The RYA Covid hub with links to advice for other nations across the UK, international travel and other considerations

Advice for clubs and centres
RYA NI Club Guidance

The latest RYA Northern Ireland Guidance following recent announcements on activity and considerations

RYANI Guidance for training activity

Considerations for running training activity in Northern Ireland

SportNI Guidance on Testing for Events and Large Gatherings

Guidance for organisers and participants of large events/ gatherings

DfC Guidance on Safe Return to Sport

Link to Dept. of Communities guidance for sport, including facilities, changing and showers

Covid 19 Financial Support

An overview of financial support for clubs and other organisations through the Covid pandemic