Return to Sport – Powerlifting 

Updated February 22, 2022


Club Guidelines:   

  • Where spotting during a drill is required, both athlete and coach will wear a face mask.


Before and After Practice: 

  1. All participants to wash hand before and after the training session. 
  2. Coaches are to create and share training plans ahead of training session. 
  3. Physical Distancing (2m or 6ft) must be maintained while not engaged in sport related activities.
  4. Athletes will wear their face masks when they enter the facility and will continue to wear their face masks while not engaged in physical activity. Coaches/volunteers will wear face masks throughout the training session.

During Practice 

  1. Maximum gathering size as outlined by facility specific guidelines.
  2. Spotting is permitted, however, athlete and spotter must wear a mask. 
  3. All “non-essential” contacts should be avoided (handshakes, high 5’s, etc.). 
  4. All skill instructions must be verbal.  There will be no “hand over hand” skill instruction. 
  5. Athletes who choose to use chalk must supply their own.   
  6. If an athlete requires an assistant to train it is recommended that the assistant be someone from the same household. If the athlete unable to bring someone from their household, the assistant must be the same person each week. The assistant will wear a mask while working with the athlete, all assistants will go through the same daily screening check. 
  7. Bring your own water bottles clearly labelled with your name – do not use public water fountains. 
  8. Athletes may use only their own personal training equipment, or facility equipment that has been sanitized. 
  9. Coaches should not share handheld equipment such clipboards, white board markers, etc.  Recommend coaches each have their own personal whiteboard kit to use as a visual aid for coaching. 


Training Tips: 

  • Be creative with the structure of your practice times by using a combination of on in person weight training, virtual training and general fitness training. 
  • Train the same hours but this will be a mix of weight and virtual/fitness. 
  • Make it clear that there is no penalty for missing a training session and that if an athlete, or any member of their family does not feel well, they should stay at home. 



  1. Competition will follow Return to Competition protocols. 


Each sport venue may have their own COVID-19 restrictions.  Please follow the instructions of the staff.