Each organization and team must assign an individual who will be the Safety Rep responsible for ensuring all updated and relevant information is effectively communicated across their respective organizations and/or teams. This person must be registered in the Hockey Canada Registry as a Volunteer.
Team Safety Rep responsibilities include:
- Meeting with Team Participants and parents/guardians prior to the beginning of the season to walk through the details of the Game Plan 2.0 and the COVID-19 guidelines of all the applicable local facilities that will be used by the Team.
- Receiving updates to health guidelines issued by the Ontario Government and/or local Public Health Units, updates to the Game Plan 2.0 and updates to facility guidelines from the Organization Safety Rep and communicating them to Team Participants and parents/guardians.
- Ensuring the COVID-19 self-screening is conducted for each Team Participant before each sanctioned (on or off-ice) activity, including individual skill sessions, team practices, and games, while keeping records of this information. If multiple activities are being held during the same day, one health screening will suffice.
- Completing the health screening registry electronically or in-person.
- Completion of Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS), where required.
- Completion of Hockey University: Planning a Safe Return to Hockey.
- Completion of GTHL safety training run by Organization Safety Rep.
All Team Safety Reps must also complete the Hockey Canada: Planning a Safe Return to Hockey course. Click here to register.