COVID-19 PROTOCOL

The situation respecting the current pandemic continues to change quickly as it affects the activities of Nordiq Canada National, Divisions, clubs and members. It is expected that updated restrictions and recommendations published by your local public health authority, the Government of Canada and other authorities are followed.

Return to COVID-safe Cross Country Skiing Activities

In addition to the above, sport specific resources, CCSAM club leaders should refer to these guiding documents from the Government of Manitoba when creating their own club specific return to skiing protocol:

Many clubs are considering how to tailor training to at-home or other environments. Our insurers remind you to: 

  1. Use Common sense
  2. Tailor coaching/expert guidance to age and ability
  3. Keep a record or training log – both athlete and coach/trainer
  4. Do not do or recommend what you would not do under normal circumstances
  5. Stay within the coach/trainer skill level as well as the ability level of the group you are advising
  6. Obey and follow all local, provincial and federal rules, regulations and guidelines
  7. Exercise extreme caution with use of weights or other equipment or apparatus – there is no shortcut
  8.  Ensure you are following the principles of safety in sport as you adapt training. For example, think about how you would apply the principles of the Rule of Two in a video-conferenced training environment
  9. Ensure you follow Remote training guidelines
  10. The Sport Medicine Advisory Committee’s regular updates also include training guidance.

During the dryland season, club activities may resume provided you strictly adhere to all public health orders. These are subject to change, include but are not limited to:

  1. Stay at home when feeling unwell.
  2. Limit group sizes to ensure 2 metre physical distancing. Follow the Provincial Response Level and maximum group size orders. 
  3. Practise cough/sneeze/nose blowing etiquette and frequent hand washing/sanitizing.
  4. No touching others (no hand shaking, fist bumps, hugs etc).
  5. Don’t share equipment (without sanitizing all surfaces between users).
  6. Avoid activity where physical distancing cannot be guaranteed such as when carpooling with others outside your household/cohort or when socially gathering before/after your group activity. Wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be guaranteed.
  7. Carefully consider your travel destinations. Before you travel to communities outside of your own, know whether or not travel restrictions or bans are in place (e.g. northern communities) or if extended quarantine/self-isolation orders are in place for travellers to & from any destination (e.g. areas east of Terrace Bay).

Clubs and coaches, make sure you are accessing the Government of Canada’s financial and economic support programs as you need them. Several provinces, territories and municipalities have additional programs.

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