How you Can Too keep Covid safe – suspension of Can Too's training programs

by Emma Brown 18 Jul 2021

NSW Restrictions

The recent COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the NSW Government have been widely reported and are changing regularly. Keep up to date at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules

Accordingly, at this time, Can Too has suspended all training sessions in all pods in NSW, but with the goal posts moving frequently, we want to give some certainty to our runners who have been impacted by the restrictions.

Our most important priority is the health and safety of our participants and the wider community. We are conscious of the chance of injury to runners who train over increasingly long distances without coach supervision and group support so we have decided to pause the progression in our current Sydney programs until it is practical to train together again. During the pause, we will continue to train but at a consistent level. We will also provide pre-recorded strength and cardio sessions that you can do safely in your own homes and your coaches will keep in touch to provide specialist advice and support where needed.

Once we can train as a group again we’ll restart the program where it left off. If you have any questions, please talk to your coach and team leaders.

Most importantly, please remember to reach out to Can Too or your fellow Can Tooers if you need support during this time. We are one community of people dedicated to improving our health and supporting cancer research.

Updates to Can Too training sessions

Blackmores Running Programs (subject to change)

  • East

All sessions have been suspended until further notice.

  • Inner West

All sessions have been suspended until further notice.

  • Central Coast

All sessions have been suspended until further notice.

  • Hills including SYA
All sessions have been suspended until further notice.
  • Kirribilli

All sessions have been suspended until further notice.

  • Macarthur

All sessions have been suspended until further notice.

  • Macquarie University
All sessions have been suspended until further notice.
  • Northern Beaches
All sessions have been suspended until further notice.
  • Sutherland

All sessions have been suspended until further notice.

  • Sydney Olympic Park
All sessions have been suspended until further notice.

Queenstown Marathon

  • Kirribilli

Please refer to coach, TC and updates in Can Talk

Queensland Glasshouse Mountains Trail program

  • Brisbane  

Training is going ahead in Brisbane with COVID-safe practices. Find out more: Queensland Government website

See here for free resources on how you can keep exercising at home, ways to seek support and stay connected: https://www.cantoo.org.au/blog/free-exercise--mental-health-and-wellbeing-resources-to-help-you-thrive-during-lockdown

Ensure you are COVID-safe and follow the hygiene practices set out in our Health and Safety Policy  

Contact us

Please contact your pod Team Captain or Coach for training updates and our office for any concerns or questions. You can email: info@cantoo.org.au, call: 9360 8356 or use Live Chat on our website during business hours.

Please refer to your relevant state Government's COVID restrictions and updates. See links below for Queensland and NSW as well as Can Too's health and safety policy and practices.

Qld Government - Restrictions for parts of Queensland

or

NSW Government’s latest COVID-19 News and Updates

Tips for how to keep safe when training

  • Keep 1.5 metres apart at all times – including when running
  • If a path or road isn’t wide enough to run 1.5 metres apart when side-by-side, run single file
  • Respect other road/path users – stay 1.5ms apart when passing 
  • Avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses 
  • Bring your own water bottle to training – clearly marked with your name or other unique identifying feature 
  • Avoid using public water fountains where possible 
  • Avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses 
  • Read our Health and Safety Policy for more information.

More information from NSW Government on how to keep safe:

 We’re keen to hear how you’re keeping safe and continuting to exercise and keeping positive please share your how to exercise safely and look after your mental health tips with us at: info@cantoo.org.au

 See the below poster for everyday simple steps below to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Get Professionally Coached and Supported Today!

The Can Too Foundation is an independent health promotion charity committed to funding cancer research and prevention.   

We offer professionally coached training programs across NSW and Queensland using qualified and experienced Coaches plus caring Mentors and Team Captains. In return, the participants raise money for cancer research and prevention.  

Can Too trains all levels, from beginners to more experienced athletes, in structured training programs tailored to physical challenges such as running races, ocean swims, our own program grand finale goal events, trail running and walking, destination events and adventure challenges. You can even choose your own goal as a Can Too Beyond program

Not sure which one goal is right for you? Have a look at all our upcoming Can Too programs and secure your place today! 

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