SAGF COVID-19 Information

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Dear Clubs

Gymnastics as a non-contact sport has finally been given the green light to commence training as per our COVID-19 Policy. Please find attached the latest version of the SAGF COVID-19 Policy. Please note that only institutions who have been granted a COVID-19 Safe Certificate from SAGF will be allowed to open. Please note the following major changes made from our last circulated policy:

  1. SAGF Registered Clubs will be issued a monthly COVID-19 certificate which will indicate the maximum number of people your venue can have at one time based on the social distance required in accordance to the Alert Level and a phased in approach. (Level 3 requires a 3m social distance and maximum of 50 people) (calculations will take into account some venue space lost by apparatus and movement of gymnasts).
  2. At the end of each month the SAGF Registered Clubs will be required to submit a copy of all their logs collected for the month that adhere to COVID-19 Health and Safety Regulations showing the name, date, time, temperature and symptom check of each person together with their indemnity for that session. This will be submitted to their Provincial Compliance Health and Safety Officer who will then sign off for the next month’s certificate to be issued to the club.
  3. Only SAGF registered and active members in Category A, B, C or E may participate in gymnastics in Alert Levels 3 and 2.
  4. Gymnastics may run competitions in Alert Level 3 behind closed doors. We will thus be scheduling events in the upcoming times at District, Provincial and National Levels following completion of updated COVID-19 Technical Regulations for each discipline.
  5. No competitions may take place in hotspot suburbs. This will be monitored and updated in accordance to information provided.

How do clubs get issued a COVID-19 certificate to open their doors in Level 3?

  1. Ensure you are registered and active with SAGF
  2. Ensure all your gymnasts are registered and active with SAGF in either Category A, B, C or E
  3. Appoint a Compliance Health and Safety Officer
  4. Complete the COVID19 Health and Safety Procedures for your club and keep on site
  5. Complete and submit a SAGF Institution Risk Assessment Form per venue with summarized motivation
  6. The Compliance Health and Safety Officer must complete the SAGF Health & Safety Training and Assessment online
  7. The institution must show that it has all risk mitigation measures in place
  8. Clubs deemed as High Performance with the National Technical Committees must submit their return to training programs the TCs for approval
  9. Once assessed a COVID-19 certificate will be issued listing the maximum number of gymnasts allowed at one time in the venue according to the relevant alert level

How do clubs get issued a COVID19 certificate to remain open the next month?

  1. Submit a copy of the club’s logs for the month to the Provincial Compliance Health & Safety Officer
  2. Once compliant, this a new COVID-19 certificate will be issued for the following month listing the maximum number of gymnasts allowed at one time in the venue according to the relevant alert level for the next month

Find below for download is the SAGF COVID-19 POLICY and please click here to find all documents, templates and form related to SAGF COVID 19 Safe clubs – ALL YOU NEEED TO KNOW.