Covid Waiver



    I understand that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is considered to be extremely contagious and can result in a range of symptoms, which include, but are not limited to, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, and nausea or vomiting. These symptoms can be mild or severe, sometimes resulting in death. For additional information on the spread and effect of COVID-19 please visit

    I acknowledge that COVID-19 is primarily spread by person-to-person. A person does not have to be showing signs of illness in order to spread this virus. I understand that the risk of person-to-person spread of the virus is increased by close contact and group events. I acknowledge that participation in sporting events and athletic activities could increase the risk of transmitting COVID-19. We permit our child/ren to remove their mask for distanced indoor gym activities, if the weather does not permit outdoor gym.

    I also understand that your child is not required to participate in-school, and has the option of learning remotely from home. Every 2 weeks, parents will be given the option to adjust their preference. We also affirm that we will monitor/adhere to all safety precautions communicated by the Ministry of Health and Education. Hitherfield will do everything in its power to ensure that all appropriate precautions are being made.

    By signing this Agreement, I acknowledge that I understand the risks related to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and understand that the risk of contracting COVID-19 may be increased by having my child/ren physically attend the school. By reading and signing this agreement, and sending my children to school, I voluntarily assume the risk of allowing my child to participate physically on Hitherfield grounds. Various activities within their class pods, will include, but not be limited to activities in gym, music, language arts, art, math, science, social studies, recess, bathroom/change room breaks, etc).

    I voluntarily agree to assume all risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury or illness up to and including permanent disability or death for my child and/or myself and others arising out of the participation in athletic events. On behalf of myself, my child, and any successor guardian of my child, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, and agree to hold harmlessHitherfield School, its Board of Trustees, employees, agents, insurers, and representatives for any and all claims, liabilities, harm, damages, costs, or expenses related to any injury or illness, including the contraction of COVID-19. By signing this Agreement, I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing fully and understand the contents of the Waiver. I acknowledge the risks associated with participation in athletic activities and the possible contraction of COVID-19 or other communicable diseases and wish for my child (Named Student below) to participate in athletic activities.

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