COVID-19 & TRi KiDS – Updates

Parents/Guardians on Pool Deck and In Transition

After careful consideration and feedback from last year, we have decided to continue allowing parents/guardians to accompany their athletes on the pool deck and in transition, subject to specific venue requirements that will be communicated in advance.

One parent/guardian of athletes 6 or older will be permitted (but not required) to accompany the athlete on the pool deck, pull them out of the pool, and assist them in the transition area. Parents/guardians will be directed to exit the race course before the bike portion of the race begins. No parents/guardians will be permitted on the bike or run courses for safety reasons.

One parent will still need to accompany each athlete who is 3-5 years old throughout the entire race, including in the pool (bring swimwear!).

Face Coverings Policy

As of March 21, the Ontario government has removed the requirement to enforce mandatory face coverings at most venues in the province. Parents and athletes are no longer required to wear face coverings while inside any of our race venues.

We strongly encourage all athletes and spectators to wear face coverings when they cannot maintain a minimum distance of 6′ from other participants or spectators. Additionally, we ask that you respect the decisions of others at each race, including when it comes to wearing face coverings.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Vaccination Policy

As of March 1, the Ontario government has removed the requirement to enforce vaccine passports at indoor venues. All of our venues and their applicable public health unit have confirmed that they will not be requiring vaccine passports for participants and spectators in their facilities.

TRi KiDS will not be requiring vaccine passports at any race in 2022. This policy applies to participants, spectators, and volunteers.

Please note that any changes to vaccine passports and other COVID restrictions may occur between the date of this update and the race day. Any additional regulations or laws that will affect the race day experience will be communicated as soon as they are understood.

Should this policy or any future restrictions affect your athlete’s ability to participate, your options will be consistent with the ones currently available in our refund policy. Thank you for your understanding.

Refunds/Deferrals due to COVID-19 Cancellations

We apologize, but unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for any events that are cancelled. While the event is not taking place, a portion of the registration funds has already been spent in anticipation of the event, whether it happens or not. Every race is different, but we feel our transfer and deferral policy are fair and in line with or exceed what many others are doing in our industry.

The following options will be available to those currently registered for a cancelled event:

  • You will be provided with a 100% deferral into the same event in 2023.
  • You also have the option of transferring your registration to the TRi KiDS at Home Virtual Event and receiving a partial refund of $15.

The following options will be available to those registered for an event that is rescheduled to a new date in 2022:

  • Athletes currently registered will be automatically transferred to the new date.
  • If the new date does not work, a 100% deferral into the same event in 2023 will be provided.
  • You also have the option of transferring your registration to the TRi KiDS at Home Virtual Event and receiving a partial refund of $15.

Please note that this policy only applies to events cancelled by us. Please review our Refund Policy for more information on individual athletes requesting refunds or deferrals.

For events that are affected, you will receive a specific email with instructions regarding event options or deferral. We realize there is much uncertainty regarding any events being completed this summer and thank you for your patience and support.

We understand that COVID-19 will remain a factor when gathering around other people in 2022, even as vaccinations increase and life returns to normality.

We will update this page as necessary with announcements or procedures, as the situation in Ontario becomes clearer throughout the coming months. Rest assured that our team will have the necessary precautions in place and do everything in our power to decrease any risk of virus transmission, while keeping the fun atmosphere of TRi KiDS going!

Of course, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Last Updated: May 30, 2022