Polokwane – Limpopo Sports Confederation (LSC) President Mr Ally Pole has, on Monday 08 February 2021, informed the 23 member sport federations across various sporting codes of the fruition and culmination of months of working together with the Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture to capacitate the Covid-19 sport compliance officers.
According to President Pole the work started immediately after the election of the new Executive Committee when the Department of Sport Arts and Culture and the Limpopo Sports Confederation held a meeting on 22 December 2020 in Polokwane to commit funding towards training of sport compliance officers for the 23 sport federations.
“We realised that it would be irresponsible for us to inform the federations to go back to the field without carefully planning the safe resumption of sport activities and compliance with the health regulations. We then agreed with the Limpopo Department of Sport Arts and Culture to jointly coordinate a provincial workshop for Covid-19 Compliance Officers” explained Pole
Pole added that since December 2020 the Secretariat Desk of Limpopo Sports Confederation under the capable Ms Clarika Strydom contacted and consulted with each of the 23 member federations to identify and submit the compliance officer for their federation.
“With the cooperation from the member federations the Department Sport, Arts and Culture together with Limpopo Sports Confederation hold the three-day workshop and crafted a package of key areas of learning that comprise the workplace policies, protocols and practices to protect participants’ health, measures to ensure physical distancing and ensure infection control. Other learning areas include communication with participants and the public, keeping records of attendees at all training sessions for contact tracing purposes, measurers to ensure equitable access to critical services and the Do’s and Don’ts of the Compliance Officer” added the vehement Pole
Pole concluded that one of the outcomes of the workshop include ensuring that all 46 Covid-19 Compliance Officers leave the workshop mastering the safe handling of training venues, facilities and equipment. And that they will be trusted with expanding the knowledge to coaches and players for everyone in the field of play to understand and adhere to their responsibilities for a safer return to training and sport events.
The provincial workshop for Covid-19 Compliance Officers will take place on 19 to 21 February 2021 in Polokwane at a venue to be announced.
For more information on the safe sport resumption in Limpopo feel free to contact Limpopo Sports Confederation Marketing and Communications Desk on 076 360 2091.