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By signing this Waiver and Release of Liability (“Waiver”), I assume all risk of my child and myself participating in the above activity (hereinafter “activity”). Without signing this form, neither myself nor my child will be able to participate in the activity. I acknowledge that the above activity may pose some risk of personal injury and that I undertake and assume this risk for myself and my child.
On behalf of myself and my child, I further waive and release the organizers of the activity, any insuring entity of
the Friends of Israel Scouts, and their respective directors, board members, officers, employees, volunteers,
agents, representatives, or assigns, as well as the activity sponsors, from any and all liability, including, but not
limited to, liability arising from negligence or fault of such entities or persons for any injury or disability which
may occur as a result of my or my child’s participation in the above activity. I am assuming all risks on behalf of
myself and my child that may arise in connection with the activity, including with respect to negligence or
carelessness on the part of any of the persons or entities being released, defective equipment, and real property
or personal property that is owned, maintained or controlled by the above persons.
I certify that my child and myself are physically fit and sufficiently prepared for participation in the activity and
that there are no health-related reasons or issues which would preclude the participation of myself or my child
in the activity. I have not been advised of any reason which would limit my child or myself in participating in the
I understand that I and/or my child may be photographed while participating in the activity. I agree to allow my and my child’s photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders,
sponsors, producers, and their assigns.
I shall defend, hold harmless, and indemnify the above-referenced released parties from and against all losses,
claims, damages, costs or expenses (including reasonable legal fees, or similar costs) in connection with any
action or claim brought or made (or threatened to be brought or made), for, or on account of any injuries or
damages received or sustained by myself and/or my child arising during the course of the activity.
This Waiver constitutes the sole and only agreement between the parties concerning my child’s and my release
and indemnification as a condition for participating in this activity. Any prior agreements, whether oral or in
writing, shall be void and of no further effect. This Waiver may not be modified.
I certify that I have read this document, and I fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release and
indemnification of liability for myself and my child, and I sign it of my own free will.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health
Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person
contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies
recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of
people. Friends of Israel Scouts (Tzofim) and the Shvatim have put in place preventative measures to
reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, The Tzofim and the Shvatim cannot guarantee that you or
your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participation in the Tzofim and the
Shvatim meetings and activities could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the
risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participation; and that such exposure or
infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that there
is a risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at The Tzofim and Shvatim meetings and
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to
myself or my child(ren) (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness,
damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with
my participation The Tzofim and the Shvatim meetings and activities. On my behalf, I hereby release,
covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Tzofim and the Shvatim, their employees,
volunteers, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions,
damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that
this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence the Tzofim and the
Shvatim, their employees, volunteers, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before,
during, or after participation at The Tzofim meeting and activities.
By signing this document, I agree that if I am exposed or infected by COVID-19 during my participation in
the Tzofim meetings and activities, then I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to
maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim for negligence.
I agree that, to the best of their ability, my child will follow all Tzofim and Shvatim safety guidelines and
will attempt to practice safe social distancing and clean hygiene at all times during their participation.
During the month of March 2020, as a response to the Coronavirus crisis, we had to adapt to a new reality and move our Peulot online. Recently, a gradual process of returning to normalcy has begun, with an emphasis on social distancing and maintaining public health. These days we are witnessing the reopening of some of the educational institutions and various activities in the community. We have used these to guide us and help us assess the opening of the year for Shevet Tapuz, paying close attention to education, health, and safety. The procedures detailed in this document are temporary and valid until it is possible to return to our normal Peulot. They will be constantly updated in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations.
Note if the local or state authorities will tighten the guidelines we will act accordingly, however if the guidelines will be softened, a decision will be made in cooperation with the Tzabar leadership team.
If a Chanich is confirmed Covid-19, the following will be done:
In the case of a Covid outbreak in the Shevet, we will continue group Peulot online. The Madrichim will transition to create effective online Peulot, based on the knowledge and experience gained during last year’s Peulot.