Background Page 1
Purpose and Scope Page 1
Return to sports guidelines Page 1-2
COVID-19 Safety Plan: Page 2
Assess Risk Page 2
Protocols and Safe Work Procedures to reduce the risks Page 2
Protection Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 Page 2-4
Reducing the risk of surface transmission Page 4-5
Policies and Guidelines Page 5-6
Communication and training Page 6-8
Monitoring and updating safety plan Page 6
Assess and Address Risks Page 6
Facility access and flow chart Page 9-10
Program delivery Page 11
Departing facility Page 12
Communication plan (resources and Training) Page 12-13
Appendixes Page 14-21
In preparation to resume operations we must develop plans to resume activity safely, which includes assessing the risk of COVID-19 transmission while participating in our activity and developing measures to reduce these risks.
Purpose and Scope:
The focus of this Safety Plan is for training sessions provided by Dynamo Swim Club. Water sessions will be held at CG Brown Memorial Pool and Bonsor Recreation Complex in Burnaby, BC. These training sessions will be for Dynamo Club members of all ages registered in Provincial stream or national stream programming as of September 1, 2020.
The information in this document is current as of August 24, 2020. Swim BC Member Clubs – registered Class “A” members of Swim BC, mandated by membership to register swimmers, coaches and officials for the purposes of progressing the sport of swimming in British Columbia.
The return to Swimming Plan is intended to safeguard the participation of our membership and facilitate an aligned relationship with the facility administration.
RETURN TO SPORT GUIDELINES
Dynamo Swim Club and its members will respect and follow the guidelines provided by ViaSport,
Canada Artistic Swimming, BC Artistic Swimming, Lifesaving BC, WorkSafe BC, the City of Burnaby, and
BC’s Provincial Health Officer.
This document outlines the steps we are taking as a club to mitigate risks for our members as we return to our sport. Our club will follow the guiding principles of making space between participants, practicing good hygiene, completing ongoing health monitoring, practicing training environment hygiene, modifying our training environments and activities, creating a safe sport environment, planning and having clear communications.
COVID-19 Safety Plan:
The COVID 19 virus causes infections of the nose, throat and lungs. The virus is most commonly transmitted by an infected person through:
- Respiratory droplets generated when they cough or sneeze.
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands.
- Touching objects or surfaces with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes
Identifying areas where there may be risks, either through close physical proximity or through contaminated surfaces. The closer together individuals are and the longer they are close to each other, the greater the risk.
☒ We have identified areas where people gather.
☒ We have identified situations and processes where individuals are close to one another or members of the public.
☒ We have identified the equipment that may be shared by individuals.
☒ We have identified surfaces that people touch often.
Protocols to reduce the risks
☒ Implemented ViaSport sector guidelines and our sport-specific guidelines.
☒ Implemented orders, guidance, and notices issued by the provincial health officer and relevant to our sport.
☒ Implemented Municipality or facility guidelines.
First level protection (elimination):
☒ We have established maximum program numbers for our program that meets facility requirements.
☒ We have established and posted occupancy limits for common areas such as meeting rooms, change rooms, washrooms, and elevators (if applicable).
☒ We have implemented measures to keep participants and others at least 2 meters apart, wherever possible.
Measures in place
Club members - Only participants registered for the Dynamo swim club 2020-21 season are permitted to train.
Recreational athletes – Only mature athletes (able to swim 50 m unaided) and have passed Swim Kids level 6 are permitted to train.
Competitions - Highlights and joined activities (as defined by FINA and noted in the Glossary) may NOT be trained until further notice from BCAS
- The pool will be accessible to Dynamo members only during training times.
- Training is limited to one two-hour in-person training session per day per training group.
- Swim club members are to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their schedule time. Arrival for training sessions for each training group and cohort is to be staggered.
- Sanitization of all touch points is to be completed prior to a new training group entering the training space.
- All participants will arrive in their bathing suits. There will be no access to change rooms or shower facilities. Athletes will dry-off as much as possible at the end and leave the facility without using the change room or shower facilities.
- All participants are encouraged to minimize their washroom use. Proper hygiene will be exercised when the washroom is used.
- At least two meters distancing should be maintained between all participants when out of the pool (e.g. on the deck, between training sets, pre and post workout).
- Athletes are encouraged to wait in their vehicles until it is their turn to do their health screening. If unable to wait in vehicle they must socially distance (2-meters apart) while waiting to enter facility.
- Parents and spectators are asked to refrain from attending practices
Second level protection (engineering): Barriers and partitions
☒ We have implemented protocols where barriers cannot be installed to ensure physical distancing from others.
Measures in place
- All coaches will take COVID protocol training.
- Athletes are to register for Dynamo training sessions online only.
- Implementation of Daily Healthy Monitoring Questionnaire & Attestation for all individuals
Anyone answering ‘YES’ to any of the screening questions will not be permitted to enter the facility.
- Implementation of Daily Attendance log
- The pool will be accessible to Dynamo members only during training times.
- Athletes and coaches are to arrive outside the facility in the identified area for their health screen check prior to each training session
Third level protection (administrative): Rules and guidelines
☒ We have identified rules and guidelines for how participants, coaches, volunteers, spectators should conduct themselves.
☒ We have clearly communicated these rules and guidelines through a combination of training and signage.
Measures in place
- Athletes are to go directly to their designated space upon passing their daily health screening.
- Athletes are to always remain in their designated space during rest periods.
- All athlete equipment must fit into the swim bag (not including yoga mat)
- All water bottles are to be filled prior to arrival to training.
- Athletes must bring their own equipment to training.
- No equipment will be shared during training.
- One coach will be designated as the equipment lead during their training session.
- The equipment lead will be responsible for handling all onsite club equipment.
- The equipment lead will wipe down all equipment before and after their session.
- Upon completion of a training session, athletes are to leave one at a time, maintaining a physical distance of 2 meters from other athletes, coaches, and training group personnel
Fourth level protection: Using masks.
☒ We have reviewed the information on selecting and using masks and instructions on how to use a mask.
☒ We understand the limitations of masks to protect the wearer from respiratory droplets.
☒ We have trained individuals on the proper use of masks (if applicable).
Measures in place
- Coaches & training group personnel (I.e. COVID Risk Manager and COVID safety support personnel) will wear masks at all times
- All participants 12 and older are required to wear face masks. The only exception is when in the field of play (training in water) in accordance with the contact activity allowanced by BCAS.
Reduce the risk of surface transmission.
☒ We have reviewed the information on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
☒ We have communicated good hygiene practices to participants, coaches, volunteers, etc.
☒ We have implemented cleaning protocols for all common areas and surfaces.
☒ We have removed unnecessary equipment to simplify the cleaning process.
Measures in place
- Club COVID-19 supply kit will be on site at each training session.
- All individuals will sanitize their hands on arrival and prior to departing the training environment.
- Personal hygiene before and after eating or drinking should be followed including washing hands and/or using hand sanitizer. No sharing of snacks, food or beverages.
- If using facility amenities such as washroom, facility and personal hygiene protocols must be respected
☒ Our policies ensure that workers and others showing symptoms of COVID-19 are prohibited from participating in sport activities.
☒ Anyone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days. Symptoms include fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and new muscle aches or headache are prohibited from participating in sport activities.
☒ Anyone directed by Public Health to self-isolate are prohibited from participating in sport activities.
☒ Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada or who has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.
☒ Our policy addresses individuals who may start to feel ill while participating. It includes the following:
- Individuals should report to first aid (or designated individual), even with mild symptoms.
- Sick participants are asked to wash or sanitize their hands, provided with a mask, and isolated. Participants are asked to go straight home. [Consult the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool or call 811 for further guidance related to testing and self-isolation.]
- If the worker is severely ill (e.g., difficulty breathing, chest pain), call 911. Clean and disinfect any surfaces that the worker has come into contact with.
Measures in place
All participants (Athletes) must sign a club “Participant Agreement” acknowledging acceptance of COVID-19 risks and protocols. The following document contains Dynamo Return to Swimming Plan:
- Appendix A: Burnaby Pool Code of Conduct and Flowchart Page 8
- Appendix B: Dynamo COVID-19 Return to Work Safety Page 9
- Appendix C: Dynamo Club Participation Agreement Page 10
- Appendix E: Dynamo Illness Policy Page 11
- Appendix F: Return to Sport Family Letter Page 12
- Appendix I: Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Page 14
- Facility Access and Use – CG Brown and Bonsor Pools (LOP) Page 6-7
- Club Programming delivery Page 9
- Emergency Response Strategy Pages 2-5
- Swimmers per Lane Page 7
- Facility flow diagram Page 8
Communication plans and training
☒ We have a communication and training plan to ensure everyone is trained in policies and procedures.
☒ All participants have received the policies for staying home when sick.
☒ We have posted signage at the sport location, including occupancy limits and effective hygiene practices.
☒ We have posted signage indicating who is restricted from participating.
☒ Coaches or safety volunteers have been trained on monitoring participants to ensure policies and procedures are being followed.
Monitoring and updating plans, as necessary.
☒ We have a plan in place to monitor risks. We make changes to our policies and procedures, as necessary.
☒ Individuals know who to go to with health and safety concerns.
☒ When resolving safety issues, we will involve designated health and safety representatives.
Assess and address risks.
☒ We have a training plan for new members, coaches, and volunteers.
☒ We have a training plan for coaches and volunteers taking on new roles or responsibilities.
☒ We have a training plan around changes to our business/programming.
Dynamo Swim Club
Code of Conduct
The mission of Dynamo Swim Club is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of swimming. Dynamo Swim Club promotes excellence by way of the following: sportsmanship, performance driven training, impartiality, inclusivity, goal development and orientation, the cultivation of athlete dedication and drive, and an unrelenting adherence to a cohesive set of personal values and principles.
1.1 Members of Dynamo Swim Club, Coaches, Administrators, Parents, and Swimmers alike are responsible for maintaining the expectations outlined in the Code of Conduct. Dynamo Swim Club reserves the right to grant the privilege of membership to individuals that demonstrate an ability to maintain the expectations outlined in the Code of Conduct. Dynamo Swim Club reserves the right to revoke the privilege of membership to individuals that cannot demonstrate an ability to maintain the expectations outlined in the Code of Conduct.
1.2 The following shall be considered violations of the Dynamo Swim Club Code of Conduct:
i. Violation of any prior provision.
ii. Discriminating Behaviour. Members must provide equal opportunity to athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, directors, administration, and officials to participate in the sport of swimming. Discrimination against any member or participant on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, genetics, mental or physical disability, or any other status protected by federal, provincial, or municipal law.
iii. Conviction of, imposition of a deferred sentence for, or contest at any time, past or present, or the existence of any pending charges for (i) any indictable offence (ii) any offence involving use, possession, distribution or intent to distribute illegal drugs or substances (iii) any crime involving sexual misconduct, or (iv) any criminal offence against a minor.
iv. Bulling is prohibited. For the purposed of the Code of Conduct, the term “Bullying” shall mean, regardless of when or where it may occur, the severe or repeated use by one or more Dynamo Swim Club members (“Members”) of an oral, written, electronic, or other technological expression, image, sound, data, or intelligence of any nature (regardless of the method of the transmission) or a physical act or gesture or any combination there of, directed at any other member to a reasonably objective person and has the effect of: (i) causing physical or emotional harm to another member or damage to the other members property (ii) placing another member in reasonable fear of harm to himself/herself or damage to his/her property; (iii) creating a hostile environment for the other member of Dynamo Swim Club (iv) infringing on the rights of the other member of Dynamo Swim Club; or (v) materially and substantially disrupting the training process or the orderly operation of any Dynamo Swim Club activity (which for the purposes of this section shall include, without limitation, practices, workouts and other events of a Sanctioned club).
v. Any inappropriate sexual conduct or advance, or other oral, written, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards an athlete by (i) a coach member or other non-athlete member, or (ii) any other adult participating in any capacity whatsoever in the activities of Dynamo Swim Club (whether such adult is a member or not). Any act of sexual harassment, including without limitation unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in connection with or incidental to a Dynamo Swim Club-related activity by any person participating in the affairs or activities of Dynamo Swim Club (whether such person is a member or not) directed toward any member or other person participating in the affairs or activities of Dynamo Swim Club.
vi. The sale or distribution of illegal drugs or the illegal sale or distribution of any substance listed on FINA's recognized list of banned substances.
vii. The use of illegal drugs in the presence of an athlete, by a coach, official, trainer, or a person who, in the context of swimming, is in a position of authority over, that athlete.
viii. The providing of alcohol to an athlete by a coach, official, trainer, manager or any other person where the athlete is under the legal age allowed to consume or purchase alcohol in the state where the alcohol is provided.
ix. The abuse of alcohol in the presence of an athlete under the age of 18, by a coach, official, trainer, or a person who, in the context of swimming, is in a position of authority over that athlete.
x. Physical abuse of an athlete by any person who, in the context of swimming, is in a position of authority over that athlete.
xi. Any act of fraud, deception or dishonesty in connection with any USA Swimming-related activity
xii. Any non-consensual physical contact, obscene language or gesture, or other threatening language or conduct directed towards any meet official and which is related to any decision made by such official in connection with a Swimming Canada sanctioned competition.
xiii. Any other material and intentional act, conduct or omission not provided for above, which is detrimental to the image or reputation of Dynamo Swim Club or the sport of swimming.
xiiii. Members personal information, id and passwords for access Dynamo OnDeck or website is for internal use with the club.
. Any copying, disclosure, distribution or reliance on this material by anyone other than the intended recipient that is a member of Dynamo is strictly prohibited.
Facility Access: (Arrival for indoor water & land training)
- Members will arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of the practice. And all non-swimmers will remain in their vehicle and depart the area once their swimmer has entered the pool deck.
- All swimmers will be dropped off in the parking lot adjacent to the pool front entrance and stand in the designated staging area and stand on the demarcated spots with 2 meters of distance between them.
- Daily health checks must be completed online prior to the start of each in-person training session and sent to COVID manager via the Dynamo website.
- Coaches or an appointed representative will screen (oral questionnaire to be answered) each participant before they enter the facility. Access will not be granted unless the participants have been screened.
- Participants are encouraged to stay in their vehicles until the start of their training session.
- Participants are encouraged to go to the washroom prior to arrival.
- Athletes and coaches will meet only in the designated area for their health check,
- Athletes must arrive with their bathing suits on under their clothes if participating in water training.
- All participants are to wear face masks when in the facility and when at the check-in station, and when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Athletes and coaches will enter the pool deck one at a time, maintaining a physical distance of 2 meters while waiting for others to enter the pool deck.
- All swimmers and coach’s equipment bags and towel storage area will be marked on the deck in 2-meter intervals.
- Athletes and coaches will wash and/or sanitize their hands before the start of each training session.
- Athletes must keep their bag and equipment in their designated zone.
- Athletes and coaches must come to training sessions with their water bottle filled.
- Locker rooms are not to be used during training sessions.
- Dryland training to be held outside of CG Brown pool at designated area.
- All dryland training will be led by coaches ensuring safe distances are always maintained.
- Members to be dropped off no more than 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.
- Coaches will have cones placed at no closer than 2-meter intervals to mark member stations.
- All necessary equipment, if required, will be brought by the individual member and used only by that member. There will be no shared equipment. f. If members are to be picked up following dryland training, they will remain at their station until their ride home has arrived and will maintain 2 meters spacing while leaving.
From right side of the pool to the left side of the pool walking in one direction.
Program Delivery (Indoor Water & Land training)
- Coaches are to always wear masks.
- Athletes will remain in their designated zone at all times.
- Should an athlete or coach need to use the washroom during a training session, they must wash and/or sanitize their hands and all touched surfaces before returning to the land or pool session.
- During breaks, there will be no sharing of food. Physical distancing must be maintained.
- Athletes will stay in their designated lanes for all lap swimming.
- Dynamo will maintain 4-5 people per lane swimming starting from either end of the pool in order to ensure maximum safe distance. The only exception would be if a lane contains swimmers in the same family bubble. See Appendix B.
- Total pool capacity at any one time is 27 swimmers in the pool and up to 3 coaches on the pool deck.
- Participants will only walk in one direction while maintaining 2 meters in front and behind of any swimmers or coaches. Entry into pool will be orderly and respect social distancing guidelines.
- Only coaches will touch flags and lane lines or any club equipment.
- Training groups will remain consistent in order to limit exposure.
- Throughout COVID-19 Phase 3, Dynamo activities to be held only in the Municipality of Burnaby. Section B: Participant Support
Swimmers per lane
Coaches can use reasonable lane density based on the following formulas. These formulas are based on the BCCDC recommendations of maintaining individual densities of 5m2:
- 25m pool with 1.5m width lane: [25m x 1.5m = 37.5m2 / 5m2 = 7.5] or 7-8 swimmers per lane
- 25m pool with 2.0m width lane: [25m x 2.0m = 50m2 / 5m2 = 10] or 10 swimmers per lane
- 25m pool with 2.5m width lane: [25m x 2.5m = 62.5m2 / 5m2 = 12.5] or 12 swimmers per lane • 50m pool with 1.5m width lane: [50m x 1.5m = 75m2 /5m2 = 15] or 15 swimmers per lane
- 50m pool with 2.0m width lane: [50m x 2.0m = 100m2 / 5m2 = 20] or 20 swimmers per lane
- 50m pool with 2.0m width lane: [50m x 2.5m = 125m2 / 5m2 = 25] or 25 swimmers per lane. These formulae are intended to represent what may be possible.
Departing from facility (Indoor Water & Land)
- All equipment must be taken away from the training environment.
- Athletes must leave the pool in their towels/parkas/cover. Changing will not be permitted.
- Please bring appropriate attire to wear following training sessions to adhere to the weather.
- Coaches MUST sanitize all touch points prior to leaving the training environment.
- The equipment lead must sanitize all equipment used prior to leaving the training environment.
- All participants must sanitize their hands prior to leaving the training environment.
- All equipment and attire used during the training session must be sanitized after the session.
- Athletes and coaches must leave the pool as quickly as possible at the end of the training session.
- Participants must leave immediately after practice and shower and change at home. Athletes and coaches must leave one at a time and maintain 2 meters of physical distance as they are leaving.
- Coaches and volunteers will receive the Return to Sport document and Return to sport checklist.
- Coaches and volunteers must complete Return to Sport orientation with head coach prior to returning to practice.
- Parents will receive links to club website and BCAS website to review COVID-19 documents and resources.
- Parents must complete Return to Sport orientation with head coach prior to returning to practice.
- Any athlete showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 must be reported to the Risk Manager Immediately
- Should one or more of our members test positive for COVID-19, the Risk Manager will report the infection to BCAS.
- All communication regarding practices will be done virtually through email.
Posted on the Dynamo Resource page:
Dynamo Swim Club COVID-19 Return to Sport Plan
BCAS Return to Sport Guidelines and resources
Return to Sport for athlete’s checklist.
All Club related policies and procedures (such as illness policy)
EDUCATION & TRAINING PLAN
BCAS online training
Lifesaving Society Aquatic Sport Coach e-Learning
Online Training and Orientation session with Head Coach
BCAS Coach Attestation & COVID-19 Quiz
Review of Technical Leaders Recommendations document
Review of BCAS Athlete Training Checklist
All training plans to be submitted to Head Coach for final approval for compliance with BCAS and Dynamo Swim Club Return to Sport Guidelines
This must be completed prior to training session.
Dynamo-Covid-19 Return to Work Safety Plan for Employees
As a coach for Dynamo Swim Club, you agree to the following:
1. Read and acknowledge the club Participation Agreement.
2. Read and acknowledge the club Illness Policy.
3. Read and acknowledge the club member COVID-19 communication return to swimming details and stay in touch with our COVID-19 officer, Lidia Menzies, for any updates or questions.
4. Follow the COVID-19 Facility Safety Plan. Coach specific additions:
1. Coaches must not share equipment such as stop watches, pens, swim charts and always maintain a space of at least 2 meters with any other coach or swimmer.
2. Coaches must address all situations at the pool from the standpoint of these 5 principles:
a. Personal hygiene – frequent hand washing and sanitization.
b. Staying home when sick – routine screening of your symptoms.
c. Environmental hygiene – frequent cleaning of common areas.
d. Safe Social interactions – Keep socially distant during training, consistent groups.
e. Physical modifications – Obey directional signage, movement on deck spaces. As health protocols are routinely being reviewed and updated, as a member of Dynamo’s coaching team, you agree to make any necessary changes in coaching to comply with Province of BC, City of Burnaby and/or Health Authority regulations and recommendations or guidelines.
Acknowledged and agreed to by: _______________________
Dynamo Coach (printed name) _____________________
Dynamo Coach (signature) _______________________
Dynamo Club Participation Agreement
Dynamo Swim Club (DYNA) Participation Agreement All Participants of DYNA (athletes, coaches, members, volunteers, participants and family members of participants while in attendance at Club activities) agree to abide by the following points when entering club facilities and/or participating in club activities under the COVID-19 Response plan and protocols.
I agree to symptom screening checks and will let my club know if I have experienced any of the symptoms in the last 14 days.
I agree to stay home if feeling sick and remain home for 14 days if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. I agree to sanitize my hands upon entering and exiting the facility.
I agree to continue to follow social distancing protocols of staying at least 2 meters away from others. I agree to not share any equipment during practice times.
I agree to review the DYNA Return to Sport Plan and abide by all of my clubs COVID-19 Policies and Guidelines I understand that if I do not abide by the aforementioned policies/ guidelines, that I may be asked to leave the club for up to 14 days to help protect myself and others around me.
I acknowledge that continued abuse of the policies and/or guidelines may result in suspension of my club membership temporarily.
I acknowledge that there are risks associated with entering club facilities and/or participating in club activities, and that the measures taken by the club and participants, including those set out above and under the COVID-19 Response Plan and Return to Sport Protocols, will not entirely eliminate those risks. Print Swimmer Name(Print):______________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name: ______________________
Appendix E - DYNA Illness Policy
DYNAMO SWIM CLUB (DYNA) ILLNESS POLICY
In this policy “member” includes an employee, volunteer, participant or parent/ spectator. DYNAMO has a zero-tolerance attendance policy for any member exhibiting or suspected of having COVID symptoms or cohabitating with anyone exhibiting or suspected of having COVID symptoms.
1. Inform an individual in a position of authority (coach, team manager) immediately if, you feel any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite.
a. Members must respond to a pre-training oral questionnaire before their practice/ activity to attest that they are not feeling any of the COVID-19 symptoms.
b. Coaches will visually monitor team members to assess any early warning signs as to the status of their health and to verbally touch base on how they are regarding their personal safety throughout the practice/activity.
c. If members are unsure, please have them use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool BC Support App self-assessment tool.
3. If a member is feeling sick with COVID-19 symptoms:
a. They should remain at home and contact Health Link BC at 8-1-1.
b. If they feel sick and/or are showing symptoms while at practice they should be sent home immediately and have them contact 8-1-1 or a doctor for further guidance.
c. NO member may participate in a practice/activity if they are symptomatic.
4. If a member tests positive for COVID-19:
a. The member will not be permitted to return to practice until they are free of the COVID-19 virus.
b. Any member who worked / practiced closely with the infected member will also be removed from club activity for at least 14 days.
c. Ensure work / practice area is closed off, cleaned and disinfected immediately and any surfaces that could have potentially been infected/ touched.
5. If a member has been tested and is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test:
a. As with the confirmed case, the member must be removed from the work / practice area.
b. The BCCDC advises that any person who has even mild symptoms to stay home and call 8-1-1.
c. Other members who may have been exposed will be informed and removed from the work / practice for at least 14 days or until the diagnosis of COVID-19 is ruled out by health authorities.
d. The works / practice space will be closed off, cleaned, and disinfected immediately and any other surfaces that could have been potentially infected/ touched.
6. If a member has come in to contact with someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19:
a. Members must advise their employer/ coach if they reasonably believe they have been exposed to COVID-19.
b. Once the contact is confirmed, the member will be removed from the workplace/ practice for at least 14 days or as otherwise directed by public health authorities. Members who may have come into close contact with the member will also be removed from the workplace for at least 14 days.
c. The workspace/ activity area will be closed off, cleaned, and disinfected immediately and any other surfaces that could have potentially been infected/touched.
7. Quarantine or Self-Isolate conditions:
a. Any member who has travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days is not permitted to enter any part of the facility and must quarantine and self-isolate.
b. Any member with any symptoms of COVID-19 is not permitted to enter any part of the facility and must quarantine and self-isolate.
c. Any member from a household with someone showing symptoms of COVID-19 is not permitted to enter any part of the facility and must quarantine and self-isolate.
d. Any member who is quarantined or self-isolating as a result of contact with an infected person or in families who are self-isolating, is not permitted to enter any part of the facility.
Appendix H - Return to Sport Family Letter Return to Sport Family Letter
Dear DYNAMO Parents, Coaches and Swimmers, As British Columbia public health authorities develop guidelines to lift some restrictions on gathering in a responsible way, DYNAMO has been working with Swim BC and the City of BURNABY to create a return to sport plan. The Return to Swimming Plan has been developed for our club in order to ensure that:
• health and safety of all individuals is a priority.
• activities are in alignment with provincial health recommendations.
• modifications to activities are in place in order to reduce the risks to each of our swimmers.
• our sport is united and aligned on a plan to reopen throughout the province. While we do hope things will return to normal soon, this Return to Swimming Plan will be the new normal until we are advised otherwise by public health authorities. If you choose to participate in DYNAMO activities at this time, you must demonstrate a clear understanding of the rules. You must adhere to and follow these rules after all waivers are signed and returned to the DYNAMO board:
• If you do not feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home, Dynamo has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy.
• If you have traveled outside of Canada, you are not permitted at a practice until you have self- isolated for a minimum of 14 days.
• If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID- 19, you must stay home.
• Wear your suit to practice (no changing at the pool).
• Wash/sanitize your hands before participating.
• Bring your own equipment, water bottle and hand sanitizer.
• Always comply with physical distancing measures,
• Avoid physical contact with others, including shaking hands, high fives, etc.
• Leave the facility as quickly as possible after your activity.
• Every swimmer/parent before practice must complete the pre-practice health check. If you do not update your health status before practicing, you will not be able to participate (this communication will come via email).
• Parents are requested not to congregate when picking up or dropping off. Designated spots and times will be communicated.
• All Parents must stay outside the door at our facilities and practice a safe drop procedure;
• No parents are permitted to watch practices.
• Only registered, insured swimmers with signed waivers will be invited to train at each designated time slot. There will be no changing times or pods once groups are assigned.
● any person who believes that they or their child may have become ill within 14 days of visiting or utilizing one of BURNABY’s facilities, parks or programs
1) seeks appropriate medical attention by calling 8-1-1, and
2) reports this immediately to the City of BURNABY by contacting Burnaby’s Parks, Recreation Allison Sanderson 604-268-1352 or Misty Troisi 604-297-4575. The City of Burnaby will share personal information for the purposes of contact tracing if the need arises. To attend any Burnaby facilities or parks or utilize any of Burnaby’s services or programs, all persons taking part in activities must consent to the same. For more information regarding the risks associated with COVID-19, please review the BC CDC guidelines for recreation facilities: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/community-settings/recreation-facilities.
The DYNAMO Return to Swimming Plan is based on current public health guidance. While we are all doing our best to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, if the virus circulates in our communities it is impossible to eliminate the risk. Each participant must make their own decision as to whether it is in their best interest to resume participation at this time. You must consider your own circumstances and make the decision that is right for you. Should you choose to join us, we require your full cooperation with our Return to Swimming Plan. Please review it carefully - it is attached separately. Your swimmer will also participate in orientation/training at their first practice sessions. All forms in this attachment including registration and fees must be completed before attending a practice.
Sincerely, Lidia Menzies Head Coach JP Dhaliwal Club President
Appendix I - Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS FORM (FOR ADULT PARTICIPANT AND MINOR PARTICIPANT)
Please read this document carefully This acknowledgment and assumption of risks form must be signed before participating in any Activity sanctioned or organized by Swimming Natation Canada, Swim BC, or Swim BC Member Clubs As a participant, or on behalf of a minor participant, in the Activities organized, recognized or sanctioned by Swimming Natation Canada (“SNC”), Swim BC or a Swim BC Member Club (“Club”) I hereby acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions respecting my/their participation in any Activity. Introduction As a participant, or on behalf of a minor participant, in the Activities organized, recognized or sanctioned by SNC, Swim BC or Swim BC Member Clubs,
I, the undersigned ______________________________________ (name of adult participant) OR ____________________________________ (name of a parent or legal guardian of a minor participant), acting as ____________________________ (parent or legal guardian) of_________________________________________ (name of minor participant), hereby acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions respecting my/their participation in any Activity. Definitions
1. “Activity” or “Activities” means any in-person or virtual activities such as events, training camps, programs, competitions, physical training performed or conducted in water or outside water, recognized, organized or sanctioned by SNC or Swim BC or Swim BC Member Clubs.
2. “Agreement” means this Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk.
3. “Injury or Health-related problem” means any injury, health-related issue or illness including mental health issues diagnosed by a medical practitioner.
4. “Members” means the members listed in Section 3.01 of Swim BC bylaws dated October 10, 2019 or Section 2.1 of SNC’s bylaws dated July 29, 2019, as revised.
5. “Minor” means the minor participant named in the Introduction.
6. “Organization” means collectively, SNC, Swim BC, Swim BC Member club and their respective coaches, directors, officers, committee members, members, employees, volunteers, participants, agents and representatives.
7. “Registrant” means a participant and all individuals or entities of SNC including those individuals and associations, incorporated or unincorporated, as described in SNC’s national registration policy, procedures and rules manual who have met the requirements of registration and the registration has been completely processed and registrants or registered participants of Swim BC or a Member Club.
8. “Club” means a Member club that is registered with Swim BC.
9. “Water” means any outdoor or indoor pools, artificial or natural water basins used for swimming. Description of Risks
10. As a participant, or parent or legal guardian of a Minor participant in the sport of swimming and the Activities of the Organization, the undersigned agrees to the following terms and conditions.
11. I am, or the Minor is participating voluntarily in the sport of swimming and the Activities of the Organization. In consideration of my participation or the Minor’s participation in the sport of swimming and the Activities of the Organization, I hereby acknowledge that I am aware of and hereby accept the risks, dangers and hazards inherent and associated with or related to the sport of swimming and any Activities of the Organization, including any Injury or Health-related Problem, which can be severe and even fatal. These risks, dangers and hazards may include, but are not limited to, an Injury or Health-related Problem resulting from:
a. Exertion and stretching of various muscle groups or strenuous cardiovascular activity in or out of water.
b. Vigorous physical exertion or physical contact in or out of water.
c. Slips or falls due to uneven, slippery or irregular surfaces, including on the pool deck, in dressing rooms or other facilities or rooms at an aquatic venue and at any physical facilities in and around open water venues.
d. Failure to effectively use any piece of swimming related equipment or the mechanical failure of any piece of equipment.
e. Concussions or aggravated related symptoms.
f. Spinal cord injuries which may result in permanent paralysis.
g. Travel to and from training or competitive events and associated non-competitive events which are an integral part of the Organization’s Activities.
h. Infectious sources such as COVID-19, as defined by the relevant municipal, provincial or federal health authorities.
i. Extreme weather conditions which may result in heatstroke, sunstroke or lightning strikes.
j. Unforeseen events.
12. Furthermore, I am aware:
a. That an Injury or Health-related Problem sustained can be severe and even fatal,
b. That I or the Minor may experience anxiety during an Activity of the Organization,
c. That the risk of Injury or Heath-related Problem is reduced if the rules established for participation are followed, and
d. That the risk of Injury or Health-related Problem increases with fatigue.
13. In consideration of the Organization allowing me, or the Minor to participate in Activities, I confirm that I have not been advised by a medical doctor that my or my child’s physical condition prevents me or my child from participating in the Organization’s Activities. Medical Assistance In case of an Injury or Health-related Problem, I authorize the Organization, for myself or the Minor, to obtain all necessary on-site medical assistance for the medical situation, including transportation by ambulance or by other means to a hospital. Acknowledgement and Signature, I have read this Agreement, and by signing it, I understand that it is binding upon myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and representatives. If this Agreement is signed electronically, I, acknowledge and recognize that the electronic signature constitutes my official signature and that I am the person who completed this Agreement.
For a Minor participant or registrant -
Name of the Minor: _______________________ Date of birth:__________________ Name of parent or legal guardian (Print): ___________________________ Signature of parent or legal guardian: _____________________________ Signed in (City): ______________________ Date:_____________________ For Adult participant or registrant - Name:________________________ Signature:_________________________ Signed in (City):______________________ Date:_______________________