RETURN TO PROGRAM

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CURRENT ALERT LEVELS IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

NL Life with COVID 19

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RETURN TO PROGRAM PLAN (RTP)

Sport and physical activity play a vital role in the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being of participants in Special Olympics.  The health and safety of all our participants and the greater community remain our number one priority, as we all work together through a phased return to in-person programs.

SONL, in consultation with Special Olympics Canada (SOC), Sport NL, Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO's) and Health and Community Services NL (Public Health), has developed the SONL Return to Program Plan (RTP). 

RETURN REBUILD REIGNITE

 

 

Return to Program Process for Community Clubs, Flowchart

 

RETURN TO PROGRAM (RTP) APPLICATION

Applications are to be completed in full by club executive members only.

Once the application is submitted, SONL automatically receives an email indicating the application has been submitted and will contact the club to work through the next steps toward final approval.

 

 

REQUIRED REGISTRATION FORMS & SUPPORTING RTP DOCUMENTS

For additional information on all required registration forms, please contact Lesley Pilgrim, Youth Development Coordinator, lesleyp@sonl.ca, 709-738-1923 x 103

  • Please ensure you are using the most up-to-date forms
  • The Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is in effect for all Special Olympics programs/events (Sept 2021)

required FORMs & supporting documents

WHO

WHEN

*July 2021

All registered members (athletes, coaches, volunteers).

Once per program year. This waiver is completed with yearly registration.

*August 2021

Any individual at a Special Olympics event that is not a registered member and entering the field of play.

Every Special Olympics event. Once per program year if attending events regularly.

ATHLETE REGISTRATION 

Can be found on your Community Club Page or by contacting your Club directly.

*2021-2022 

All athletes involved with Special Olympics NL.

Prior to beginning a program (virtual or in-person)

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION 

*2021-2022

All Head Coaches, Associate Coaches, Junior Coaches, Program Volunteers, and Operational Volunteers involved with Special Olympics NL.

 

One-time event volunteers do not have to complete this form.

Prior to beginning a program (virtual or in-person)

 

ATTENDANCE PROTOCOL & TRACKER

*Oct 2021

*See video: HOW TO INPUT ATTENDANCE RECORDS INTO THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS PORTAL

All individuals registered & non-registered who enter the field of play or an event.

Every Special Olympics program/event.

POSITIVE CASE PROTOCOL

*Aug 2021

All individuals registered & non-registered who enter the field of play or an event.

Every Special Olympics program/event.

SPORT-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

*Sept 2021

All individuals registered as a member who enters the field of play.

Every Special Olympics sports program.

PROOF OF covid-19 VACCINATION POLICY

*Sept 2021 

All individiduals that attend a Special Olympics program/event in any capacity. Every Special Olympics program/event.

 

Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination

 

Mandatory Coach Training - CAC Leading a Return to Sport Participation 

Required by: All Head and Associate/Assistant Coaches prior to returning to in-person programs 

This eLearning module provides guidance and resources to help coaches create a safe and adaptable return-to-sport plan. 

To access the course: 

  1. Login to the Locker with your NCCP# or email and password or click "don't have an NCCP#? create one now!" and follow the steps to set up an account.
  2. Select the "eLearning" tab from the main screen under the navigation section
  3. Select "multi-sport" and "coach & coach developer" from the drop-downs
  4. Select the course "Leading a Return to Sport Participation" from the list on the left-hand side
  5. Click the red "begin" button to start the course

Coaches who are maintaining their NCCP Certification will earn one NCCP PD Point upon completion of this module. This eLearning module will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. You may complete the module in multiple settings. Once completed, the module will appear in your coach transcript in the Locker. 

If you have trouble accessing your account please contact our Program Director, Kim McDonald-Wilkes kimm@sonl.ca for support.

 

HOW TO INPUT ATTENDANCE RECORDS INTO THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS PORTAL

This video is for Community Club Volunteers who input attendance records into the Special Olympics Portal as part of the Return to Program Plan.

 

Click on the picture below to see more COVID-19 Vaccine ResourcesADDITIONAL COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCES

 

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

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ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

COMPETITIONS

There will be no in-person competitions for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year.  For a complete forecast of our competition calendar starting in 2022  please visit the COMPETITION section of this website.