Newsletter #5/2021

COVID-19 Recreation & Sport FAQs (2.4.21)

The following changes to the Frequently Asked Questions document (see below) as a result of further consultation with Public Health:

  • Q.2 In regions at the Orange Alert Level: the formation of new teams/groups/classes is allowed provided their operational plan addresses the risk mitigation measures identified in these FAQs
  • Clinics and camps that are not scheduled on a regular basis and do not have a consistent group of participants on a weekly basis as well as competitions continue to NOT be allowed.
  • Q.19 Pool managers have the discretion to allow access to locker rooms if they monitor and ensure compliance all guidelines which must be addressed in the operational plan.
  • Link to Google drive

Inclusive Community Recreation Infrastructure Fund

The Sport and Recreation Branch has developed the Inclusive Community Recreation Infrastructure Fund. This fund will focus on improving the existing infrastructure for the purpose of increasing inclusion and access in recreation and sport activity. Assistance is based on need and the Fund will support up to 100% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $10,000. Clubs that are interested in this funding can work with their pool manager to explore possible improvements to the accessibility of their facilities.

Further details on the fund and the application form can be found here:

The Student Employment Experience Development (SEED)

SSED provides a wage subsidy for a summer job of up to twelve (12) weeks in duration between April 26th and September 3rd, 2021.

Swimming NB is considering applying for SEED funding, clubs interested in having a student in partnership with Swimming NB should contact the office before February 14th at swimnb@nb.aibn.com

Best regards,
Marwen Ghali

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