COVID19, Sport, and Waivers of Liability
As Provincial and Territorial governments begin to put in place gradual re-opening plans and
sport organizations are preparing to resume activities, the risk of COVID-19 and its transmission
through sporting activity must be kept in mind.
The use of liability waivers to help protect Canadian sports organizations from legal liability for transmission of COVID-19 through sporting activities should be considered.
The waivers are intended for use not only by athletes, but also by other participants such as
directors, officers, members, committee members, volunteers, employees, interns, persons under
contract, and all persons working with athletes, such as coaches, medical and paramedical
personnel, representatives, and other support persons.
Below are links to a “User Guide” for the waivers, as well as sample templates for the actual waivers.