The following guidelines have been received from our insurers, via the JAC:
Coaches/instructors can coach/instruct remotely, including uploading general videos, on the basis that:
The coach/instructor should be suitably qualified to instruct on the activity
The activity being suitable to be undertaken in someone’s home
The coach reminds participants to check their surroundings are clear and to keep any pets of distractions away during exercise
The coach should specify at the start of any video that this is general guidance and anyone doing the exercise should be aware of their own capabilities and only do what they are comfortable to do or seek medical advice if in any doubt
The coach should remind participants to stay hydrated.
The coach/instructor should be mindful with regard to the use of copyrighted music/material
If our client is coaching vulnerable adults or anyone under 18 there are potential safeguarding points we need to consider:
Gain written consent from parents and explain what the purpose of the training is, when it will be done, on what platform etc.
Use an online-share platform – that way the coach will not necessarily need access to the children’s contact details and only use it for the purpose of the training.
Do not make contact with athletes outside of the training unless with parental consent.
Ensure that you and the athletes wear appropriate clothing at all times.