Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Can Too Foundation

Program Health and Safety Policy

COVID-19 Specific Practices and Procedures


The NSW Government has tightened restrictions to protect the community from COVID-19. Such arrangements are subject to change from time to time under the latest Public Health Orders. Please refer to the NSW Government’s latest COVID-19 News and Updates.

Please see the latest update re the Greater Sydney COVID-19 restrictions extended (published 9/7/21):

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, current stay-at-home orders have been tightened across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 5pm 9 July until 11.59pm on Friday 16 July 2021. Find out more:

From 5pm Friday, 9 July the following additional restrictions will be in place:

  • Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household);
  • People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10km of home for exercise and outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members;
  • Browsing in shops is prohibited, plus only one person per household, per day may leave the home for shopping;
  • Funerals limited to ten people in total (this will take effect from Sunday, 11 July).

The four reasons to leave your home remain in place:

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services (one person only);
  • Medical care or compassionate needs (only one visitor can enter another residence to fulfil carers’ responsibilities or provide care or assistance, or for compassionate reasons);
  • Exercise with no more than 2 (unless members of the same household);
  • Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.
  • In Queensland there are restrictions for Impacted Areas – South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island, please see here for the up to date rules and regulations.  

Can Too Practices and Procedures

Can Too is committed to the health and wellbeing of the community - that means our participants and the community at large. We have suspended all training sessions in New South Wales please see the details here

We have also introduced a number of practices and procedures to be observed during training, including in Queensland and once it is permissable to operate again in New South Wales, to comply with the government guidelines and keep you safe.

These practices and procedures may be updated as required.

Our Obligations to Each Other

We can all help to keep ourselves and each other safe by adopting simple behaviours to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

By taking part in a Can Too program you agree to observe the following practices at all Can Too training sessions and events:

  • Wear a face mask during the pre-session briefing at all sessions
  • observe NSW/QLD state guidelines on maximum numbers for gatherings 
  • train only at your designated training location and time 
  • avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
  • practise good hygiene
  • bring your own water bottle to training – clearly marked with your name or other unique identifying feature
  • avoid using public water fountains where possible

In addition, for swim programs:

  • outside of the open water environment in a swim program maintain physical distancing between yourself, other participants and members of the public – stay at least 1.5m away from others at all times
  • in open water, be aware of your surroundings and, where possible, maintain physical distancing - keeping contact with participants, staff, water safety and members of the public to a minimum 
  • comply with the policies and protocols in place at your designated pool 
  • respect the NSW SLS and swim facility policies of turn up, participate, leave – this means participants should avoid arriving early and are encouraged to leave immediately after the conclusion of training. Participants are welcome to disperse and utilise local facilities for take-out coffees/food 

When you practise good hygiene you:

  • cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
  • put used tissues straight into the bin
  • wash your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
  • use alcohol-based hand sanitisers*
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • clean and disinfect frequently used objects such as mobile phones, keys, wallets and work passes

*Alcohol-free hand rubs have not been shown to be effective against viruses like COVID-19, and experts recommend against using them.


What to Do if You Have Symptoms  

Symptoms of COVID-19 include  

  • fever  
  • cough  
  • sore/scratchy throat and  
  • shortness of breath.  

Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include  

  • loss of smell  
  • loss of taste  
  • runny nose  
  • muscle pain  
  • joint pain  
  • diarrhoea  
  • nausea/vomiting and  
  • loss of appetite.  

If you have symptoms, please follow NSW/QLD Government advice on when and how you should be tested for COVID-19.  

If you have even the mildest symptoms, stay at home - do not attend training - and immediately notify your Team Captain and Coach of the situation. Please also notify the Can Too office on  

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 and/or test positive for the virus within 14 days of attending a Can Too training session, please immediately notify your Coach and Team Captain. Please also notify the Can Too office on

If you have been in close contact with a person confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, follow Government and State regulations and self-isolate for 14 days after your last contact with them. Do not come to training during this period. Please immediately notify your Team Captain and Coach of the situation. Please also notify the Can Too office of the situation on along with the dates(s) and location(s) of any training sessions attended in the 14 days prior to notification.

If you have travelled overseasor to a designated hotspot or been to a venue or location of concern in the 14 days prior to any of your training, do not attend training, notify your Team Captain and Coach of the situation and follow NSW/QLD Government advice. 

Additional Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself and Others  

Can Too recommends that you download and use the COVIDSafe App 

Stay informed by downloading the Australian Government’s Coronavirus App and, if you are in NSW, the Service NSW App 

Can Too recommends that participants follow the latest Government advice on vaccination for COVID-19.

More information from NSW Government on how to keep safe:

Wear a face mask poster