Covid-19 Eligibility Criteria

DSES strives to make adaptive sports inclusive for athletes of all abilities and their families. We have identified some minimum participation criteria for our programs to maintain safe, supportive programs. In order to participate in lessons with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, we expect all athletes to meet the following requirements to ensure their safety and the safety of our instructors.

General Requirements:

  • Provide a doctor’s release before participation will be permitted if the athlete has had a traumatic injury or surgery in the past six months;
  • Be safely outside for a minimum of two hours in variable weather conditions ranging from sun and heat to rain and cold;
  • Be able to transfer independently or with the assistance of an accompanying caregiver/family member from the same household;
  • Be able to attend to all self-care needs including but not limited to appropriate hydration and nutrition, toileting, medications, and sunscreen independently or with the assistance of an accompanying caregiver/family member from the same household.

For Mountain Biking & Cycling – All general requirements plus:

  • Be able to wear the appropriate helmet for the duration of the cycling experience;
  • Provide their own bike in safe operating condition or use appropriate rental equipment as available;
  • Be able to safely ride on the easiest available terrain independently or with the assistance of an accompanying caregiver/family member from the same household; and
  • If riding independently, athlete must be able to reliably follow directions including stop, slow down, and turn.

For Hiking – All general requirements plus:

  • Be independently mobile or be accompanied by a family member or caregiver from the same household who can assist with mobility; and
  • If hiking independently, athlete must be able to reliably follow directions including stop, slow down, and turn.

COVID 19 Safety Requirements

  • Complete initial COVID 19 screening form upon registration;
  • Complete COVID 19 pre-screen on day before to lesson;
  • Complete COVID 19 pre-screen on day of lesson before arrival at lesson site;
  • Maintain appropriate social distance of 6 feet of separation from non-household parties at all times independently or with the assistance of a care provider;
  • Wear and manage required PPE (face mask/face shield covering nose and mouth) for all times mandated by DSES protocol, including having the ability to remove and put on as necessary in appropriate circumstances independently or with the assistance of a care provider;
  • Attest independently or with the assistance of a care provider whether one has potentially been exposed to or has contracted COVID19;
  • Consent to and tolerate a no touch temperature check and submit a temperature of below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit; and
  • Be able to remove oneself from the activity independently or with the assistance of a care provider if showing signs of illness.