COVID-19 SAFETY

OceanFit takes the health and safety of its staff and participants very seriously.

As we operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, our promise to you is that we will follow the health guidelines, as stipulated by the relevant state health departments, at all times.

All OceanFit’s programs are delivered in the outdoors in the open and fresh air environment (beaches, oceans, rivers, lakes, ocean pools), and activities are non-contact, participants are often not facing each other, and there is a high likelihood of a breeze being present.

Participants are likely to be physically distanced during activities.

Whilst this doesn’t remove all risk from our activities, it does mean that we can confidently operate in a COVID Safe manner.

New South Wales COVID-19 Safety Plan

You can view our NSW COVID-19 Safety Plan here.

Queensland COVID-19 Safety Plan

 

1.0 COVID Safe Business Framework

A COVID Safe Business Framework applies to OceanFit’s industry, and we will operate in accordance with it

 

2.0 Adopted COVIS Safe Industry Plan

OceanFit has adopted the Aquatic Sport Sector COVID Safe Industry Plan (Aquatic Sub-Group – Open Water)

 

3.0 Similar Organisations Operating Under This Plan

This industry plan includes organisations that are similar to OceanFit, such as, Surf Life Saving Queensland and Surfing Queensland

 

4.0 Statement of Compliance

You can view our Statement of Compliance that demonstrates we are undertaking best practice as a COVID Safe Business here

COVID-19 Participant Screening

Prior to attending an OceanFit program you will be required to complete a COVID-19 Participant Screening Form (Electronic).

If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions below, you should not attend an OceanFit program, and contact Andre to discuss your options.

  1. Have you ever been diagnosed with COVID-19?

2. Have you had any symptoms in the last 14 days that are new:
– fever (≥37.5°C) or history of fever (e.g. night sweats, chills)
– cough
– shortness of breath
– sore/scratchy throat
– runny nose
– loss of smell or loss of taste

3. Have you been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, travelled internationally as a passenger or crew, travelled to an area within Australia considered high risk for community transmission in the last 14 days?

Terms & Conditions – COVID-19 Clause

We have added a COVID-19 clause to our standard Terms & Conditions to allow for the following situations during the pandemic.

 

1. Diagnosed with COVID-19, prior to registration

1.1  If you have ever been diagnosed with COVID-19, please do not register for an OceanFit program this season. 

1.2  If you register and are found to have had COVID-19 in the pre-screening, you will not receive a refund.

 

2. Have had symptoms of COVID-19, prior to registration

2.1  If you are intending to register for an OceanFit program that will take place within 14-days, and you knowingly have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had any symptoms within the 14-day period prior to your intended program, please do not register for an OceanFit program.

2.2  If you register and are found to have had COVID-19 prior to your registration in the pre-screening, you will not receive a refund. 

 

3. Have been a close contact, travelled internationally, or visited a high-risk area, prior to registration

3.1  If you are intending to register for an OceanFit program that will take place within 14-days, and you have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, travelled internationally as a passenger or crew, or travelled to an area within Australia considered a high risk for community transition, within the 14-day period prior to your intended program, please do not register for an OceanFit program.

3.2  If you register and are found to have knowingly been a close contact, travelled internationally, or visited a high-risk area prior to your registration in the pre-screening, you will not receive a refund. 

 

4. COVID-19 diagnosed, symptomatic, close contact, international travel, visited high risk area, between your registration for an OceanFit program and the date of your program

4.1  If, between your registration for an OceanFit program and the date of your program, you have:

    • been diagnosed with COVID-19, or
    • had new COVID-19 symptoms (within 14-days of program), or
    • been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19,

you will not be able to attend your program.

4.2  To obtain a refund, you must provide us with a medical certificate. 

4.3  If you cannot provide a medical certificate, you will not be issued a refund and your registration will be held for a future program.

 

5. Border closures or travel restrictions prevent travel to program

5.1  Should a Government travel restriction or border closure prevent a participant attending an OceanFit program, a full refund or date change will be given.

5.2  Should a Government travel restriction or border closure prevent a staff member attending an OceanFit program, meaning the program has to be cancelled, a full refund or date change will be given.

 

6. Standard Terms & Conditions

6.1  All other Terms and Conditions apply.

Updated 12/10/2020

Season runs from 1 Oct to 30 April. Some contact out of season.

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