COVID-19 Updates


    Check here for updates. For members, updates will also be posted on the VCRC Message Board and Slack.

      Check here for weekly updates.

      June 4 VCRC open for private 1xs.

      June 8 VCRC open for club 1xs (Juniors and Adults). 

      Updates for Wk 2 (June 15-22)

      Great to see people smiling and happy to be back on the water (despite some nasty weather). Some minor adjustments made to cleaning protocols, and schedules- please check the Message Board or Slack for details.

      June 15 RCA athletes return to rowing (using lakeside dock)

      June 17 HUB athletes return to rowing (using lakeside dock).

      August 3: UVIC, RCA, HUB and VCRC are all actively rowing. Rowing is permitted in 1xs and 2x/2-s (set partners). 

      October 5: VCRC is officially sanctioned to run "Training Groups". See updated COVID-19 Safety Plan for details.

       VCRC is accepting new members with experience, space and boat availability permitting

  • VCRC COVID 19 Safety Plan, Phase 3 Training Group update [PDF] - 1309KB

    Updated October 14. Includes updates to VRS Facility Plan. VCRC has officially been sanctioned to operate "Training Groups" as described in the updated Rowing BC Return to Sport Guidelines. Read the updated COVID-19 Safety Plan for details.
  • VCRC COvid 19 Safety Plan Phase 3 Junior Acknowledgemen [PDF] - 55KB

    VCRC members who wish to row as part of a Training Group are required to attend an information session. If you were unable to attend the live session, it is recorded here ( Please fill out the google form ( to confirm that you have watched it.Juniors: Parents are also required to sign the Phase 3 Training Group Acknowledgement form listing the members of your Training Group. Please send the completed form to
  • The following rowing activities are currently sanctioned by RCA:

    • 1.  experienced rowers in 1X 
      2. experienced rowers in 2X and pairs (2-)-Individuals rowing in 2X and 2- should consistently row with the same partner who would then be considered as part of their respective “node/bubble”.
      3. programming for individuals new to rowing in 1X* or in 2x with an experienced rower from the same household.

     VCRC is accepting new members with experience, space and boat availability permitting

  • Update to VCRC and VRS Safety Plan:

    If you have travelled out of BC (but within Canada) in the past 14 days, you are welcome to return to rowing, but please be particularly diligent in following the protocols for equipment cleaning, personal hygiene and self-monitoring, and consider keeping your networks small for 14 days in order to facilitate contact tracing in the event that you develop COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Junior Checklist and Assumption of Risk [DOCX] - 30KB

    - with any Adult-specific references deleted and the RCA Assumption of Risk form pasted at the end.
  • My-Fleet instructions [PDF] - 2138KB

    Instructions for using the VCRC online boat reservation system. For COACHED rows, coaches will be making the reservations; athletes can view only.
  • Return to Rowing powerpoint [PPTX] - 3452KB

    Slides from the webinar
  • VCRC COVID-19 Safety Plan SUMMARY [PDF] - 747KB

    A shorter version of the plan, with just the key points, for easier reference. Updated October 5
  • COVID-19 Information [PDF] - 601KB

    Symptoms, transmission routes, practices to reduce transmission, sources of information