Phase one of Manitoba’s summer reopening plan was announced this week, with Updated Public Health Restrictions taking effect on Saturday, June 26.
This phase of Restart MB including the following announcements about sport and fitness:
16(2) Persons may engage in any type of outdoor sporting or recreational activity but they must not engage in an activity as part of a group of more than 25 persons.
16(3) Organized practices, games and competitions may take place at an outdoor sporting facility but the operator of an outdoor sporting facility must ensure that no multi-team tournaments take place at the facility.
17(1) Indoor sporting facilities may open if the operator of the facility complies with all requirements of this Order.
While the resumption of outdoor training can be fairly easily coordinated by our programs and clubs, we will need to wait for management at the local pools to determine the timing and protocols under which they’ll be able to reopen their doors. Triathlon Manitoba’s Swim Program will restart as soon as we can confirm lane rentals at the Pan Am facility.
For Outdoor Training, sports are allowed to resume organized practices and activities according to the Return to Play documents that were approved for each sport. Triathlon’s Return to Play Approval still requires physical distancing of 2m to be maintained at all times, but allows coached practices and workout group sizes of up to 10 people in each bubble. For larger programs, athletes are required to split into smaller groups to abide by the max 10 regulation, for both instruction and activities.
Coaches or workout leaders are required to have hand sanitizer and PPE available at all workouts. Triathlon Manitoba can provide such packages to programs if needed.
Triathlon Manitoba will continue working with Sport Manitoba, Swim Manitoba, Manitoba Cycling Association and Athletics Manitoba to ensure the restart of our sport happens in the most responsible way.
If you have any questions, please contact us at the office.