Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Can Too Foundation

Program Health and Safety Policy

COVID-19 Specific Practices and Procedures


Federal and State Governments may impose restrictions to protect the community from COVID-19. Such arrangements are subject to frequent and sudden changes under the latest NSW and Queensland Public Health Orders. Please refer to the NSW Government’s latest COVID-19 News and the Queensland Government website for the latest updates. Program participants, staff and coaches should ensure that they are familiar with the latest rules and regulations prior to attending training.

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 also introduced a number of practices and procedures to be observed during training 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:

  • Observe NSW/QLD state guidelines on maximum numbers for gatherings
  • train with your allocated pod - don't switch groups or training sessions without prior permission from Can Too HQ
  • maintain physical distance of at least 1.5m from fellow participants and members of the public
  • avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
  • practice good hygiene
  • bring your own water bottle to training – clearly marked with your name or other unique identifying feature

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 coffee/food

When you practice 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.


Attending Training

Positive COVID Test

If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow Government advice on isolation and further testing. Do not attend training whilst COVID positive.

Please notify your Team Captain of your positive test result.

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 and wish to attend Can Too training, you must take a COVID-19 test (PCR or RAT) on the day of training and receive a negative result prior to attending training.

Please continue to test as above until your symptoms disappear.

Please notify your Team Captain of the situation.

Household Contacts

If you are or have been a household contact of a person confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, please follow Government and State regulations regarding testing and isolation.

Do not come to training during any period where you are required to isolate.

If you are not currently required to isolate and wish to attend training, you must take a COVID-19 test (PCR or RAT) on the day of training and receive a negative result prior to attending training.

Please continue to test, as above, for at least 7 days from the time a member of your household last tested positive for COVID-19.

Please notify your Team Captain of the situation.


Additional Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself and Others 

Stay informed by downloading the Australian Government’s Coronavirus App and, if you are in NSW, the Service NSW App. In Queensland, sign up for updates to health advice

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

More information from NSW Government on how to keep safe:

For advice from the Queensland Government, click here.

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