South Niagara Canoe Club

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Covid-19 and South Niagara Canoe Club - last updated July 15/2022

All programming is subject to fluctuating regulations. South Niagara Canoe Club is monitoring the situation closely and following the advice of medical professionals.  Our safety policies will meet or exceed those of the Province, Region and City. The safety, health and well being of our members and the community is our number one priority.   


These are uncertain times that require constant monitoring and flexibility in decision making. We follow the Niagara Region Public Health covid-19 protocol. If you have been exposed or test positive you can find their guidelines by clicking here: https://www.niagararegion.ca/health/covid-19/self-isolation.aspx


Any program that is canceled by SNCC due to covid-19 is subject to a refund. If the program is cancelled prior to the start date, the refund will be 100%, if it is cancelled part way through, the refund will be prorated. 


All participants will be required to read and agree to SNCC's Paddler Responsibility Code and undergo Covid-19 Screening for each practice.


Vaccines are a safe and reliable way to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Due to the nature of our sports, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your teammates, and to help us all move back into our normal daily routines as quickly as possible. As an organization, we have a responsibility to help protect our staff, our clients, and the public, in the best way that we can. We will take all the necessary steps and precautions that will ensure the greatest amount of safety. 

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines or how to book an appointment, visit www.canada.ca/covid-19/vaccines.

Purpose/Scope

The purpose of this policy is to ensure a safer return to sport as we get back into boats for practices and festivals/regattas, again. This policy has been created in accordance with the Government, Public Health and Dragon Boat Canada policies and guidelines.

Policy

General • All people who utilize our services, attend our events, or rent our facilities, including but not limited to, staff, coaches, steerspeople, drummers and athletes.

Participants and spectators are expected to continue to follow the local guidance pertaining to the management of COVID-19. This includes but is not limited to, active self assessment, isolation and/or quarantine requirements, and hygiene/cleaning protocols.


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

  • All people who utilize our services, attend our events, or rent our facilities, including but not limited to, staff, coaches, steerspeople, drummers, athletes and spectators, are expected to report any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infections, and are to follow any direction given, including but not limited to, self-isolation and notification of relevant parties.

Vaccination

  • Prior to participation in any activity where you cannot maintain more than 2-metres of distance from another person, including but not limited to, practices and competitions, athletes must attest to being fully vaccinated.
  • Athletes may be asked to provide proof of vaccination, in addition to attestation.
  • Athletes who are unwilling, or unable, to attest to - or provide proof of - being fully vaccinated, will be treated as unvaccinated, and will be unable to engage in many of our outlined activities, including but not limited to, any dragon boat practice that utilizes one of our staff members and/or any dragon boat festival whereby we are the provider.
  • Athletes who are unable to attest to being fully vaccinated due to a medical exemption, will be treated as unvaccinated and will be unable to engage in many of our outlined activities, including but not limited to, any dragon boat practice that utilizes one of our staff members, and/or any dragon boat festival whereby we are the provider. One is considered fully vaccinated if they have received two doses (or one, in the case of Janssen) of a Health Canada approved vaccine, and that vaccination has taken place at least 14-days prior.


Warm Regards,


South Niagara Canoe Club, Board of Directors  


Paddling location

Welland International Flatwater Centre

16 Townline Tunnel Road

Welland, ON 


Contact Us 

Email:  info@sncc.ca

108 Thorold Road East

Welland, ON L3C7A6



Many thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support! 


Very special thanks to photographer and SNCC friend Anthony Gallaccio of Welland.

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