UPDATE: APRIL 23rd – Additional information and explanations provided by Sport and Law Strategy Group. This is a great article for coaches AND parents to understand these new considerations around Safe Virtual Sport.
Addition of Virtual Training to Liability Insurance coverage
(This update also applies to all Sports who use the Sport Manitoba Insurance Program)
Our liability coverage has now been extended to include Virtual Training, based on the following conditions,
- Virtual training must only be available to registered members = no live streaming to the general public.
- In addition, Athletics MB and all member coaches must include the following disclaimer on any social media posts that relate to virtual training content:
All actions and movements shown in this presentation follow a skills and progression based model of learning, subject to the NSO and sanctioned by Athletics Manitoba. The material found within is general in basis and does not take into account individual needs or limitations. Anyone who applies this program on their own does so at their own risk.
Coaches have all been informed of these new requirements.
Temporary Suspension of Sport Accident Insurance
In an effort to assist Provincial Sport Organizations with the financial strain imposed by COVID-19 developments, Sport Manitoba has worked with our Insurer to allow for an adjustment to our Accident Insurance renewal.
This means that for the time being we have SUSPENDED the Sport Accident Insurance portion of our insurance policy.
This suspension includes, OUT OF PROVINCE ACCIDENT COVERAGE, TRAVEL ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS COVERAGE. It also includes the suspension of coverage for chiropractor, physiotherapist, athletic therapist, massage therapist and osteopath services; crutches, splints, orthotic devices, trusses, medical braces (for every day wear/rehabilitation purposes); rental of wheelchair or hospital bed; prescription drugs; cast and cast materials; licensed ambulance service and hospital services (for which benefits are not provided by any Federal or Provincial Government Hospital Insurance Plan); eyeglass and contact lens expense (resulting from injury); and dental accident reimbursement.
It is important to note that this policy is (and has always been) SECOND PAYER to any other coverage available to the individual (employee benefits plan, etc.).
This is a temporary change, and the Sport Accident Policy will be re-instated prior to the resumption of any sanction Athletics Manitoba competitions.