Nordiq Canada Covid Protocol

As provinces and territories announce reopening plans, we want to remind you to follow restrictions and recommendations published by your local public health authority, the Government of Canada and other authorities that apply in your jurisdiction.

The situation respecting the current pandemic continues to change quickly as it affects the activities of Nordiq Canada National, Divisions, clubs and members


Insurance Implications

There are a number of activities and events that were pre-approved and/or issued Certificates of Insurance before this emergency arose. Local and national public heath guidance may impact whether those pre-approvals and certificates remain valid.

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

Please see this full list of requirements to be covered under our general liability policy.


Financial Assitance

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.


Return to Play Framework

This Framework for Developing COVID-19 Return to Play Protocols will help Divisions and clubs modify operations to align with public health measures in place across Canada. You may use this framework to develop a return toplay protocol that meets your organization’s needs and satisfies the directives that apply where you operate. Because some Divisions have created a framework specific to their province or territory, clubs should check with their Division before drafting a return to play protocol.

The Sport Medicine Advisory Committee continues to provide regular updates, which include some guidance on return to play.


International Travel

Related to the Certified General Liability insurance policy, while some countries are relaxing COVID-19-related restrictions for Canadian visitors, international travel continues to present significant risks. Members, clubs and Divisions who wish to travel internationally must carefully research and evaluate risks and have a clear written plan in place before travel. If you are planning international travel related to your Nordiq Canada membership, please contact Nordiq Canada to review your plan.


COVID-19 Scenario Plan

Nordiq Canada is using this scenario plan to guide our response to the pandemic. We will update the plan from time-to-time. Divisions and clubs can use this document to know what to expect from Nordiq Canada, including, as examples, a decision-making framework for hosting NorAms and resources for club programming. We are developing these resources now.


What will next ski season look like?


That’s a question skiers, administrators, coaches, event planners and others are asking. Nordiq Canada is there with you.

That’s why Nordiq Canada is scenario planning. That means we are thinking about the different ways our world could look, and developing plans for how we would proceed under each scenario. For example, what would a Jack Rabbit program look like if physical distancing is in place in January 2021? How will we run events if gatherings of more than 50 people are not allowed? We share your concerns about what the new normal might look like, and we are working hard to help you prepare. Over the coming months we will develop the tools you will need under various scenarios, and we will roll these out to you as you need them.