COVID Protocol Update Dec to present


COVID Safety Protocol

Effective Dec 3, 2020



SUMMARY

  1. Parents remain on site during Health Assessment and Attendance

  2. Leave bags and personal belongings in car where possible

  3. Wear layers as doors are kept wide open

  4. Wear a clean mask (strongly encouraged - not mandated)

  5. Sanitize hands at entry and exit

  6. Wear CLEAN Indoor shoes only !

  7. Spray your shoes at entry

  8. 3 metre distance required (REGARDLESS OF MASK USE)

  9. Be at least 5 minutes early for drop off and pickup!

  10. Stay home and get tested if participant or any household member has symptoms.

  11. OPEN GYM AND BIRTHDAYS CANCELLED

  12. Athletes 19 and older are not currently permitted to attend other than 1:1 lessons


HEALTH ASSESSMENT

  1. Do you or anyone in your household have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough or worsening of chronic cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Sore throat

  • Runny nose

  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

  • Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea

  • Headache

  • Muscle aches

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of appetite

2. Has anyone in your household been exposed to covid or asked to isolate?

3. Has anyone travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days?

4. Is anyone in your household awaiting covid test results?


If you answered “YES” to any of the questions, participant is NOT to attend classes.


If you answered “YES” to question 1, use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you require testing: https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en


Due to process delays with the public health contact tracing, we ask that If a participant has contracted COVID, and the participant has been in our facility within 14 days of developing symptoms, please inform us immediately so we can take action to protect our members.


Return to Play after showing symptoms:

e.g. What if my child just has the sniffles?

If any Covid symptoms arise, the child can not participate in any activity in the facility, and must do the self-assessment linked above to determine if COVID testing is required.

The athlete may return to play:

  • Once a negative COVID test is received and with zero symptoms, OR

  • After 14 days, with zero symptoms, OR

  • With a letter from a doctor clearing them for safe activity


HOW TO ATTEND ONLINE

  • Get familiar with zoom!

  • Ensure display name is correct to be permitted into class

  • Only attend classes that you are registered for

  • Be safe and have a parent present when participating online!

  • Coaches will do their best to give feedback

  • Check BAND for a list of supplies to improve at-home experience!


REGISTRATION

  • Attendance and health screening done upon entry

  • Anyone entering the gym must be pre-registered with up-to-date contact information in Amilia (onsite registration not permitted)


PREPARING FOR CLASS - ATHLETE ATTIRE / PPE

  • As always, come in appropriate practice wear (ready for fitness)

  • Wear clean, indoor only shoes (change in car or at door).

  • DO NOT WALK IN THE MUD / DIRT AREA OUTSIDE THE FACILITY!

  • Hair of all lengths MUST be pulled carefully away from the face to reduce touching face

  • Bring a water bottle labeled. And make sure your athlete brings it home. Water refill station will remain CLOSED

  • No bags or personal belongings allowed in the facility including extra clothing and cell phones. Only a labeled water bottle. Leave everything else at home / in the car.

  • Masks are required to enter and exit the facility

  • Masks are strongly advised for all programs for practices, and when in and around the facility. This includes parents during pick up and drop off. Be sure to use a comfortable, well fitted mask.

See article: Face masks don't hinder breathing during exercise, Canadian researchers find

  • Gloves of any kind are not permitted

  • Use the washroom at home before coming - Our washroom will be for EMERGENCY use only

  • No food/treats of any kind. No gift giving. No sharing any personal items.

  • Stay home if anyone in household has or has been exposed to someone with symptoms of illness

  • Ensure emergency contact info is up to date in your account. Click member login on our website to check.


DROPPING OFF / PARKING

  • Arrive 5 minutes before class completely ready to go, shoes changed, water only in hand, line up on a red tape mark.

  • Must maintain distance at all times, including while wearing a mask

  • Late arrivals will NOT be permitted entry as it interferes with safe transitioning

  • Participants will be directed to sanitize hands and shoes upon entry and exit

  • Entry is at the FRONT of the building only. Please respect parking laws and signage. Do not use the back parking lots or neighbouring business lots.

  • Parents, please do not: view through the window, sit on window sills, congregate in or around our business or neighbouring businesses.


DURING CLASS

  • Once a participant has completed their health assessment, parents may leave

  • Only participants, staff, volunteers scheduled for that time are permitted inside

  • No physical contact from person to person for classes whatsoever

  • Distancing protocols must be respected at all times


PICKING UP

  • Athletes will leave as they enter, one at a time, spaced out

  • Sanitize hands upon exit

  • Arrive 5 minutes before class ends to pick up. Athletes must exit promptly at the end of class and can not be supervised due to late pickup.


SOCIAL DISTANCING / ILLNESS

  • All classes will be limited in size to ensure 3m distance

  • Practice times staggered to allow for limited numbers and less contact

  • Floors are marked for safe spacing

  • No gathering permitted by athletes, coaches, parents or staff in any area, including outside

  • Always stay home when unsure about a symptom and follow all rules set forth but RC and public health.

  • Anyone developing sudden symptoms will be immediately masked, moved away from others, and parent will be contacted for immediate pick up.



WHAT IF WE ARE REQUIRED TO ISOLATE / BECOME ILL AND CANNOT ATTEND MY CLASS?

  • Get tested! And attend online in lieu. Online class links are posted on BAND.

  • If symptomatic, even after a negative COVID test, may attend classes.

  • Be sure the display name matches who is registered in the class.

  • Attending virtually is at own risk - parent should be present to ensure safety of child when participating online.


CLEANING / FACILITY SET UP

  • Staff on site will follow sanitizing regulations between classes / end of day.

  • Shoes sprayed with disinfectant upon entry and hands sanitized

  • Staff wear masks


CLOSURE POLICY

  • In the event that a facility full closure is required, all regular classes will move to virtual programming and may include slight schedule changes. It is our intention to avoid any changes to the schedule wherever possible.

  • Cancelled Day Camps and single day workshops will be credited to accounts for future use.

  • Any programs that we can move to online in the event of a closure will be just so.

  • We understand that in these times, virtual alternatives are the best solution and thus remains our policy. We are happy to be able to offer continued activity to foster some level of normalcy for our members in the event of isolation/closure.


REOPENING AFTER A CLOSURE

  • Once given the green light to reopen, some time (1 to 2 weeks) may be required to prepare for reopening with any updates or changes to previous protocols to ensure the safety of all members and staff.

  • All changes will always be communicated by email or Band to our members. Please ensure your contact info is up to date.


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