Section 1: Black Watch Color Guard Accident Waiver & Release of Liability

I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES

ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVENT Black Watch Color Guard Audition and Clinic, including by way of

example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of

the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned,

maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity,

and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there

are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity.(See

Section 2 regarding COVID-19)

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event

holders,sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my

actions and responsibilities at said activity.In consideration of my application and permitting me to

participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of

kin, successors, and assigns as follows:

(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to,

liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death,

disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may

hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity,

THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS:

Black Watch Color Guard and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives,

and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers;

(B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons

mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in

this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.

I acknowledge that Black Watch Color Guard and their directors, officers, volunteers,

representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, acts, or failures to act of any party

or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.

I acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and

carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss.

I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of

injury,accident, and/or illness during this activity.

I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo,

video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers,

sponsors, organizers, and assigns.

The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release

and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

 

Section 2: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Black Watch Organization Action Plan

 

With the continuing increase in the incidence of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, our organization is

committed to keeping our members, staff, and volunteers safe and informed. We understand the

importance of health and disease prevention and have adopted the following policies and guidelines

to help keep our members safe and healthy.

First and foremost, we encourage members to follow CDC guidelines for protecting themselves from

the spread of COVID-19 and other common viruses. Listed below are key recommended actions that

can be taken to mitigate the potential spread of the virus:

• Avoid close contact with individuals who present symptoms.

• Practice good hand hygiene by washing hands frequently and efficiently.

• When unable to wash with soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least

60% alcohol.

• No sharing of food and drinks or participating in other activities that may result in exposure to saliva

or secretions.

• Use social distancing strategies inside and outside of practice locations whenever possible.

• Refrain from shaking hands and hugging.

*Consult the CDC page for more specific guidance on proper hand washing and hand sanitizing techniques: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

 

​The following guidelines have been adopted by Black Watch. These guidelines will be continually

evaluated and adjusted based on information from local and state agencies, individual events,

facilities and other guidelines provided by, and or required by, our facility hosts:

 

• The responsibility of cleaning/sanitizing the facility (prior and post use) will be based on guidance of

the facility and handled by the our organization if deemed appropriate.

• All members, staff and volunteers will be required to observe direction from the organization

regarding social distancing, wearing of masks, etc. at all events. Any refusal to do so will result in an

individual forfeiting participation in the event.

• Physical contact (hugging, shaking hands, etc.) will be avoided.

• Sharing of equipment such as flags, sabers and rifles will be avoided.

• Members should keep their personal effects and equipment clean with disinfectant wipes or use

alternative means to sanitize.

• Members attending an event will be required to bring with them their own supply of water and/or

snacks as appropriate. The organization will not provide group refreshments. All potlucks and shared

food events are to be canceled until further notice.

Additionally, the following will remain in effect:

 

• DO NOT attend any Black Watch event if you have any COVID-19 symptoms ( Fever or chills,

cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new

loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea )

• If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms while at practice, inform the Director and leave practice

immediately. DO NOT return to practice until you are symptom-free for at least 72 hours without the

use of fever reducing medications.

• DO NOT attend any Black Watch event if any member of your household has tested positive with

COVID-19, or you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

• At the start of every event, members will be asked to complete a brief wellness questionnaire

verifying adherence to the above criteria.

​Please immediately notify staff and/or Director if any of the above conditions apply. If you are

diagnosed with COVID-19, follow your healthcare provider’s instructions regarding isolation and

quarantine.

Participant Electronic Signature on the Google Survey acknowledges your

understanding of the statements above in sections 1 and 2, and your commitment to

 

adhering to these requirements.

 

**if participant is under the age of 18 a parent or legal guardian must also electronically sign on the Google Survey