COVID Guidance for Clubs
As we begin a new calendar year and the second half of our 2021/22 Kin year, Kin Canada recognizes that many districts, clubs, and members are wondering if/how the current wave of COVID will impact their operations within the next six months.
At this time, Kin Canada does not feel it is necessary to reinstate the temporary policy to cease all in-person activities. However, clubs are strongly encouraged to:
- continue operating in alignment with all provincial and local public health guidelines
- consider moving to virtual meetings and fellowship until active cases in your region decrease significantly
- continue implementation of safety measures for any in-person leadership, service, and fellowship
- safety measures include physical distancing, wearing masks, providing handwashing stations, requesting proof of vaccination when applicable, etc.
- continue monitoring provincial capacity limits and other restrictions for private and public gatherings
- continue recognizing that fellow Kin may now have increased demands at home or work, or have varying levels of comfort participating in in-person activities
As the pandemic continues to ebb and flow, it is recommended that clubs anticipate that in-person service projects and fundraisers may be impacted whenever COVID case counts are on the rise. Therefore, it is prudent to make contingency plans and be ready to pivot if needed. As always, please continue to prioritize the safety of your members, volunteers, local partners, and the community members you serve.
Remember that confirmation of insurance coverage is still mandatory (as per Kin Canada clubs’ regular insurance practices). To receive approval, clubs must continue to complete the Certificate of Insurance Request form.
If you require support to help you determine how to adapt your meetings and events, communicate with the public about event changes/cancellations, or keep your members engaged while operating more virtually, please reach out to the Operations team. We are here to assist and are happy to help you navigate.
Thank you for your continued commitment to Kin Canada, your club, and your community. Despite challenges, 2021 was a very impactful year and we look forward to seeing how you will continue to Serve the Community’s Greatest Need in 2022. Kin Canada continues to monitor the pandemic across the country and will be in touch with clubs and members as deemed necessary.
Kin Canada Operations Team