COVID-19 Return to Activities, Registration & Resources

All Members including Athletes, Coaches & Volunteers Must Complete this New Program Sign-Up Process
Special Olympics PEI, Return to Play

Information for Athletes

Requirements for ALL New and Returning Athletes prior to Attending Special Olympics Programs:

  • Contact the Special Olympics PEI office to sign-up for Winter Programs, either by calling 902-368-8919 or via email at sopei@sopei.com
  • Please Read and refer to the complete Special Olympics PEI Guidelines below. Refer to the Additional Program Resources list below. As programs are available for safe return in your area, we will contact you to begin. Be sure to follow along on our social media channels for the most up-to-date information. 
  • Forms to complete online
  1. Athlete Registration Form 2020-21
  2. Participant Waiver and Promotional Media Opt-out

IMPORTANT: If the above steps are not completes, athletes will be required to delay their return until everything is complete.

 

Requirements for ALL New and Returning Volunteers prior to Attending Special Olympics Programs:

  • Contact the Special Olympics PEI office to indicate interest in volunteering for Winter Programs, either by calling 902-368-8919 or via email at sopei@sopei.com. You will then be required to attend COVID-19 volunteer training specific to the activity you sign up for. If you volunteered at Summer 2020 programs, you will only require a modification of the training and will not require any updated forms.
  • Please Read and refer to the complete Special Olympics PEI Guidelines below. Refer to the Additional Program Resources list below. As programs are available for safe return in your area, we will contact you to begin. Be sure to follow along on our social media channels for the most up-to-date information. 
  • Forms to complete online
  1. Volunteer Application Form 2020-21
  2. Participant Waiver and Promotional Media Opt-Out
  3. Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks (If Required) 

Please note: For those that require a renewal of your Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC), you will need to contact the Special Olympics PEI office to request a CRC/VSC letter to submit when you request your CRC/VSC. If you are unsure when you submitted your last CRC/VSC, please contact Special Olympics PEI, either by calling 902-368-8919 or via email at sopei@sopei.com.

  • Class A Volunteers with more than 3 years of experience only require a check every 3 years
  • Class A Volunteers with 3 years or less experience require the check annually

IMPORTANT: If the above steps are not completes, athletes will be required to delay their return until everything is complete.

 

Additional Program Resources

 

Only required by caregivers/guardians or 1-on-1 support who are supporting athletes at the program and who have not completed volunteer training/forms. Athletes/Volunteers will be signing off on this within their 2020-21 registration forms.

To be read aloud and completed each week at programs by a volunteer and sent to (Genna for Central program at sport@sopei.com or Ellen for Kings and Prince County programs at sopei@sopei.com) following each program. No signatures are required because participants are signing a declaration on their 2020-21 Athlete/Volunteer registration forms.

Tool for program volunteer to reference for ensuring they are ready to begin program safely.

These are the general SOPEI guidelines that all programs are expected to follow. 

This poster is being provided to all members who sign up for 2020-21 programming which provides information on the symptoms and prevention methods related to COVID-19.

This document provides direction for SOPEI sanctioned in-person meetings.

SOC Return to Sport and Programs Resource Site: Includes many additional resources in case you see something you would like to use or have questions about.

SOC COVID-19 Video - What to know before returning to Special Olympics Canada Sport and Programs

SOI COVID-19 Resource Site: Includes many additional resources in case you see something you would like to use or have questions about.

 

Special Olympics PEI Sport Specific Guidelines

 

More Information about COVID-19 in PEI

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in PEI, please visit the Government of PEI's website.