Marist resumes 2020 trainings

Kia ora Marist Whanau

Earlier in the week we sent the overview of grades/days & times for training sessions which will recommence on Tuesday 2nd July.

The safety and wellbeing of our players and the Marist community is, as always, our top priority and over the back end of last week we have gained clarification from CLM who manage the SHC pool facilities and NZWP on protocols that need to be followed for training post the lockdown period.

These practices are outlined in the Marist H+S COVID 19 Plan. This has been uploaded into ClubHub docs and here is the link

This document covers specific measures we will use to reduce the risk of COVID -19 transmission through good practices on hygiene, group sizes, maintaining physical distancing protocols (in & outside the pool), managing illness and Contact Tracing record keeping.

Please take time to read it & ensure all players are familiar with its content, with key points to note from it being –

  • Each of our training groups will be a “bubble”. Each group needs to maintain separation/physical distancing from anyone those outside their group
  • Each group will have their own set of caps and balls
  • No spectators or non-players to attend training sessions
  • No land-based training/warm-ups within the SHC facility – please do some stretching etc at home before coming to training
  • Please arrive in togs and change at home where possible, showers will not be in use
  • Groups should store their towels/bags together on the bleachers away from any other group that may be in the facility ie in the small pool.
  • When we have a group following another, the 1st group will leave the pool 5 mins before the other group is due to arrive.
  • We will maintain a register of all persons who attend each training. Coaches will sign in the “group” with the pool and be the focal point for any contact tracing communication from the facility should that be required.

Its really great we are in a position to get back into the pool, but as you are all aware we need to maintain rigour on managing things still to really Stamp out COVID. We are confident these guidelines will allow us to do this, and iIf you have any questions or concerns around the safety plan, please contact your grade coordinator in the first instance.

Keep yourselves and others safe

Kia kaha koutou