Triathlon BC regards the safety and well-being of our member athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers as our highest priority. On June 10th, the Triathlon BC Return to Sport Guidelines were approved by the Board Of Directors. What does this mean for club athletes who are looking to return to small group training?
In March, the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in instructions from the BC Provincial Health Officer to stay home, practice social distance, and avoid gatherings. This resulted in the suspension of sanctioned triathlon competition and group training across the province. Since that time, several key changes amid the COVID-19 landscape have occurred:
- May 6 – BC Government announced its 4-phased Restart Plan. This included a gradual return to sport within the province.
- May 1 – Return to Sport planning progressed, whereby a standardized, sector-wide Return to Sport document began to be drafted by viaSport, and subsequently approved by the Health Ministry and WorkSafe BC.
- June 1 – viaSport releases its sector-wide Return to Sport Guidelines.
- June 11 – Triathlon BC releases its sport-specific Return to Sport Guidelines.
Triathlon BC Return to Sport Guidelines
These Guidelines were created to assist with the safe reopening of multisport activities across the province, noting these Guidelines allow coaches and club leaders the ability to adapt to accommodate specific environments and training groups. Participant agreements, revised waivers and a Safety Plan template are included within the guidelines.
Requirements for all Triathlon BC Affiliated Clubs
With the release of the Triathlon BC Return to Sport Guidelines, all clubs are required to submit and circulate their Safety Plan prior to any formal restart of activities. This requirement came directly from the BC Government Provincial Health Office and WorkSafe BC.
Affiliated clubs received the resources needed to build their safety plans, participant agreements, and revised waivers. Clubs who fail to submit a Safety Plan can put the Club and/or activity insurance in jeopardy.
Club Safety Plans
To provide assurance and transparency to our Members, Triathlon BC has committed to posting a public list of affiliated clubs that have submitted their safety plan. The clubs listed below have submitted their plan to Triathlon BC. This list will be updated regularly and is also posted on our affiliated clubs page.
- Balance Point Racing
- CanWi Multisport Coaching
- Comox Valley Triathlon Club
- Exceleration Triathlon & Multisport
- Fit Club
- Human Powered Racing
- Kelly’s Kids Triathlon Club
- LiveFit Triathlon Club
- Mercury Rising Triathlon Club
- Penticton Triathlon Club
- Steveston Athletic Association
- TriCities Triathlon Club
- TriStars Training
The health, well-being, and safety of our members is an utmost priority. Triathlon BC encourages each triathlete and multisport athlete to perform a self-evaluation before returning to training.