This document includes all relevant information from the BC government (Provincial Health Officer), Work Safe BC, and via Sport.
In the event that your club is audited by WorkSafeBC, all club personnel will be required to demonstrate compliance to the club COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Further, each club COVID-19 Safety Plan must be based on a thorough assessment of risk. This may involve consultation with employees, volunteers, participants, and other individuals.
Prior to returning to operations, each club's Board of Directors or Owner must formally approve the club's COVID-19 Safety Plan. Club Board Members and Owners are ultimately liable for the decisions and work of the club; therefore, the Board/Owner of each club should understand and be comfortable with the level of risk that the organization is taking on, and approve their clubs’ COVID-19 Safety Plan before implementation occurs.
After this is complete, clubs must publish the approved COVID-19 Safety Plan electronically, front and centeron club website home page and/or in hard-copy on the walls of the gym, in a conspicuous place.
Following the development, approval, and implementation of a COVID-19 Safety Plan, that club must then train and adequately supervise employees and volunteers to ensure they implement measures appropriately. Risks must be re-assessed and plans updated as needed, if regulations or circumstances change.
Additionally, all GBC member clubs must also post GBC’s Return to Sport Plan and all of its appendices publicly for individual club members to access.
Gymnastics BC guidance and club COVID-19 Safety Plan requirements may change as government and provincial health requirements for businesses evolve.
Therefore,this template should be considered a ‘working file’.
Please note: Claims related to the transmission of COVID-19 will not be covered by GBC’s insurance policies; it is the responsibility of each member club to ensure that their individual members are aware of the absence of insurance coverage in this area and the risk they assume by returning to the gym.
Currently, the entire sport industry is dealing with an absence of coverage for claims related to the transmission of COVID-19. The entire sport industry is working together to find a resolution; this is not an issue unique to Gymnastics BC.
To mitigate risks, GBC has developed several risk management documents which must be completed by participants, parents/guardians, and club Owners/Managers prior to reopening, and/or participating in programming.