ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT WILL BE REQUIRED IN THE MEET ANNOUNCMENT FOR A SANCTION TO BE ISSUED:
· Statement of your State Department of Health protocols and requirements, or local guidelines, whichever is more restrictive.
· Statement outlining the plan for spectator ingress and egress, use of locker rooms and other facility restrictions in place.
· Number of individuals gathering in each area of the facility including all spaces, the pool, deck and spectator seating, and all other areas to be used.
· Statement for Safe Sport considerations to ensure parents have access to and/or the opportunity to observe their child.
MANDATORY DISCLAIMER LANGUAGE FOR MEET PACKETS AND HEAT SHEETS: *this language is being added to the SCY Meet Template:
EXAMPLE FOR HOST CLUB:
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures- for your team and guests. You must follow all posted instructions of this facility under guidelines from the (your State) Department of Health while attending this event. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By participating and attending this event,you voluntarily assume all risks related in exposure to COVID-19.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individual with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
USA Swimming, Inc., cannot prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible o prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
BY ATTENDING OR PARTICIPATING IN THE COMPETITION, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AND FOREVER RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS USA SWIMMING AND NEW ENGLAND SWIMMING AND EACH OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIMS INCLUDING FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DISEASE OR PROPERTY LOSSES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE AND GIVE UP ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE TO SEEK DAMAGES, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, IN CONNECTION WITH EXPOSURE, INFECTION AND/OR SPREAD OF COVID-19 RELATED TO PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION.