Daily covid screening documentation is no longer necessary, however we are asking parents to keep your child(ren) home if they are experiencing any signs of illness.  They will be sent home if they are ill.  

Daily attendance will be taken for contact tracing purposes.  


Riptide Return to Sport Plan - Living with Covid-19


1) COVID-19 Prevention Basics

In all cases, self-monitor for symptoms. Stay home if you are sick and seek a COVID-19 test. Information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing is available.  Basic COVID-19 transmission measures have proven to be effective. All of the following are available to you at all times, even if you are fully vaccinated:

  • Wash your hands frequently and encourage good cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada.
  • Routinely clean common surfaces. While COVID-19 is primarily airborne, keeping high-touch surfaces clean can help reduce all infectious disease transmission.
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows in summer and increasing fresh air intake and air exchange of heating and cooling systems

2) Masking

As of July 11, the public health order requiring masking in indoor spaces will end, but masking will continue to be an option for all residents who wish to do so. It is important that we create an environment that respects the choices of others.

If you enter a facility that requires a mask, patrons must respect the decision of the business and either comply or choose not to visit the establishment. It is the choice of an individual business or facility to implement their own masking policy.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people should still consider masking

3)  Children under 12; those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons

At this point in time, there are no COVID-19 vaccines approved for children under 12.  All Riptide coaches, swimmers and families 12yrs+ are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated to afford these groups the best circle of protection possible.

Children can contract, transmit and become ill with COVID-19 though the risk for serious health outcomes is lower than older populations. If you are fully vaccinated, all activities with children will be considered lower risk.

While very few people have any contraindications to vaccination, there is a small population who may not mount an effective immune response after a complete vaccine series (e.g. some severely immunocompromised individuals). If you are a close contact of a person who cannot receive the vaccine due to health reasons, fully vaccinated individuals are asked to respect that person's personal preferences for any additional preventative measures.

4) Know your risk checklist:  www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/about-covid-19/know-your-risk

A personal risk check can help determine your living with COVID comfort level. Complete the checklist and take any additional precautions that protect your health and the health of those around you.

  • Are you fully vaccinated?
  • Are the people you will be in close contact with fully vaccinated?
  • Is your event or gathering indoors or out?
  • Are the people you will be in close contact with at-risk due to age or medical condition