Lifesaving Society Manitoba COVID-19 Update – Certification Extensions

March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure of aquatic facilities and the cancellation of certification and recertification courses. To support aquatic staff and the re-opening of aquatic facilities, the Lifesaving Society will extend the validity of awards required for employment that expire between March 1, 2020 and the date aquatic programming is allowed to resume.

These awards will be extended for a period of 90 days following the date that the Government of Manitoba allows aquatic facilities and recreation centres to re-open. Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health has advised that first aid awards required for employment will also be extended for the same 90-day period.

Certificates will not be reprinted. Employers and employees do not need to take any actions to qualify for the extensions.

You may read or download the entire statement about certification extensions by following this link.