Media Release, Nordiq Alberta News

Nordiq Alberta COVID-19 Policy & Protocol for 2021-2022

After carefully consulting with Nordiq Canada, SPAR and other Provincial Sport Organizations (i.e. Biathlon Alberta); The Nordiq Alberta Board of Directors has updated the COVID-19 specific regulations for the 2021-22 season as the following:

To protect the health and safety of staff and athletes, and in recognition of the complexity of camp and competition environments, Nordiq Alberta will implement a mandatory PCR-test or full vaccination for all Nordiq Alberta sanctioned events for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. Our main goal is to ensure the safety of all participants and reduce the transmission and risk of COVID-19 during all events this season. We will require the staff and all participants of any Nordiq Alberta-led camp, competition trip and sanctioned event, such as Alberta Cups and loppets, to provide one of the following at registration:

  • Proof of full vaccination, with the last shot received a minimum of 14-days prior to event start –  AHS approved or other applicable health jurisdiction
  • OR a negative PCR test that is not older than 48 hours from the beginning of the race/camp/event

Nordiq Alberta is working toward getting competitions & events back to normal. Adjustments to this policy may be necessary to create a safe environment for all. Please continue to check the 2021/22 Technical Package for updates.

Additional information regarding the COVID-19 protocol for 2021-2022 season is available on the Nordiq Canada website; please determine and feel free to use the resources that apply to your situation. These resources include the status of planned competitions.

Resources:

Official Policy document can be downloaded HERE

Season 2021-22 Summary Participant COVID-19 Information  

  • Participants must agree to an assumption of risk for COVID-19 during race registration.  
  • All participants should perform a daily COVID-19 symptom self-check as per AHS. 
  • Participants who are 12 years of age or older must either show proof of a negative PCR COVID test no older than 48 hours from the start of the event/race/camp, or proof of being fully vaccinated 14-days prior to start of event/race/camp. 
  • Stay home and arrange for testing if you have been around someone with COVID-19 or if you experience symptoms such as a cough, fever, and breathing difficulties, loss of taste or smell, severe fatigue.
  • Participants should wear masks at all times, unless skiing or exercising and can maintain 2m physical distance. 
  • Participants who test positive for COVID-19 should immediately notify the host organizing committee, including positive COVID-19 results up to 14 days after the event.
  •  Limit social gatherings and potential areas for exposure (i.e. restaurants, grocery stores etc.) in the week prior to travel where possible. 
  • If carpooling cannot be avoided, develop a protocol and ensure masks are worn at all times. Do not fill the vehicle to maximum capacity.

Full COVID-19 protocol for the 2021-2022 season can be found HERE