Kingston Rowing Club ready to get back on the water from March 29

Video by Marcus Wratten

Formally organised outdoor sports are allowed to resume from Monday March 29, almost three months after being banned when the country was placed into a national lockdown.

Local sports clubs such as Kingston Rowing Club (KCR) are raring to come back together and get outside.

Kakay Halle, captain at the club, said: “For many people this is more than just a sport to do, it’s community. That’s what the rowing club is.

“It’s where a lot of people join just to meet friends and likeminded people. So I think everyone is just very excited to get back to that and not have to think about another closure.”

Clubs have had a rough time since the first lockdown in March last year, having to ensure they are Covid-secure when reopening and adapt to ever-changing rules and restrictions.

After a year of ups and downs, Halle believes KCR is now well equipped to manage the return to rowing.

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