Newsletter #2/2021

COVID-19 Recreation & Sport FAQs (1.15.21)

Following further consultation with Public Health NB, the Frequently Asked Questions document have been revised (refer to the link below) and include:

Q.2 New teams/groups should not begin their activities for indoor sports.

Q. 16 Orange Zone – In fitness rooms:

Low intensity fitness activities such as stretchingMask is required2 meters distancing
High-intensity activities (eg. spin, aerobics)Mask is encouraged3 meters distancing

Q. 19 Change/locker rooms may remain open in pools, arenas and ski lodges but must have controlled access and a separate operational plan that follow all public health measures.

The number of cases being reported over the last 9 days is concerning. We kindly ask our members to review their operational plan and make sure it meets current public health guidance including these sport and recreation directives. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Swim NB House meets

We have been talking with government sports and health managers to have club meets and time trials recognised as activities that can be allowed during Orange as long as they represent groups that usually train together. Unfortunately, the current position is that sports activities during Orange should not be competitive. We will continue to work on this and look forward to restarting meets as soon as possible.

We also encourage you to talk to your Local – Regional Consultation Services in Public Health and Sport and Recreation to help them understand that swimming represents a relatively safe sporting option during Covid-19.

We hope that all regions will return to the yellow level as soon as possible, in the meantime, keep active and stay safe.

2021 Student Employment Experience

Development (SEED) Program The 2021 Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) employer applications will be open from January 11th until February 19th, 2021. To verify your club’s eligibility for this program and obtain all information, please visit the following address:

Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund

We remind you that Applications for the final phase of the Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund will be accepted until Friday January 22nd, 2021.

The Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund is a temporary relief measure created to address the financial pressures of NB sport organizations facing significant losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We recommend you contact your regional consultant for more information.

The revised application/attestation form can be found on GNB website

Best regards,
Marwen Ghali