skip to main content

Water safety and COVID-19

New Zealand is at Covid-19 Level 2.

We urge all New Zealanders to recreate responsibly  in, on and under the water. Boatiesrecreational fishers and divers, please follow safety guidelines as lock down restrictions ease. 

“Boaties have been looking forward to the opportunity to get back out on the water. We just need everyone to take the necessary precautions so our frontline rescue services do not get overrun” says WSNZ CEO Jonty Mills. 

Boaties are reminded to do all their gear and engine checks, make sure they have lifejackets for everyone on board as well as two waterproof ways to call for help. 

Funded providers

Thank you for completing the feedback survey around how your programme delivery has been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.

This information is critical as we adjust and plan for the future. Please be reassured that the staff at WSNZ are committed to our partnership with you and your water safety programmes.

We understand this is a difficult time but the information you have provided is helping us plan water safety education and programme delivery in the near future. 

We also understand that you need quick and clear feedback about the impact of COVID-19 on your contractual obligations with WSNZ.


For any enquiry you may have about Covid-19 and water safety, you may wish to use the form below.

Covid-19 Enquiry
+ Text Size -
Original generation time 1.6206 seconds.