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COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Version 5.0 - September 12, 2021

 

Lucan Skating Club is dedicated to following all health and safety procedures as outlined by the Government of Ontario, the Municipality of Lucan Biddulph, Public Health, Skate Canada, and Skate Ontario

These protocols are Lucan Skating Club policies and are intended to enable the safe return to sport during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ALL Club participants must adhere to the COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Each participant, coach, executive member, and volunteer must sign/complete Skate Ontario's Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Regarding COVID-19 Form prior to any participation in club activities

The Club will continue to inform and share as much information as is possible about the Return to Skating protocols with all members and coaches. Relevant COVID-19 information will be shared via email, on the Club website, and on Club social media (Facebook and Instagram)

Members and coaches will be informed as soon as possible of any modifications/restrictions or cancelations of programs and/or activities as it relates to COVID-19

We would like to inform you of the individuals who will be acting as the COVID-19 Oversight Committee as we transition back to skating activities. The purpose of this committee is to oversee the implementation of safety and health guidelines within the Club. The following people will comprise this COVID-19 Oversight Committee:

Name

Position

E-mail

Lenny VandenBerg

President

 

Shelley Snider Wood

Board Member

lucanskatingclub@gmail.com

Katrina Jeromkin

Professional Coach

 

 

Should you have any questions about any aspects of the Return to Play protocols or other policies and procedures related to COVID-19, please contact one of the individuals above here.

 

Skate Ontario Health Screening Questionnaire: 

https://skateontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/FILL_Health_Screening_Q_v4.0_SEP24_2020.pdf

For school-aged children: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid19-cms-assets/2020-10/Printable%20school%20and%20child%20care%20screening_v3_en.pdf

*** The arena has made a QR code available for health screening and contact tracing purposes, please scan this when entering the arena, or do this ahead of time and show proof to our volunteers https://forms.middlesex.ca/Forms/lb-covid19

 

Proof of Full Vaccination Against COVID-19 in Effect on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

* As per the Government of Ontario, we will be required to request proof of full vaccination with appropriate identification for admittance to the arena for those who are eligible for vaccines (or proof of being entitled to exemption), who are SPECTATORS at sporting events (this includes family/guardians/friends of youth actively participating in an organized sport)

* There is an exemption for patrons/youth who are under 18 years of age, and who are entering the indoor premises solely for the purpose of actively participating in an organized sport

* An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received:

• The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines, or
• One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or
• Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; and
• They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated

* Proof of identity is based on two indicators: name of identification holder and date of birth. Documents that may be used include: driver's licence, birth certificate, citizenship card, Government issued identification card including health card, Indian Status Card, passport, permanent resident card

* Patrons with a medical exemption are required to present identification and a written document stating the individual is exempt for a medical reason to the organization (document completed and supplied by a physician (designated as “MD”) or by a registered nurse in the extended class (designated as “Registered Nurse (Extended Class)”, “RN(EC)”, “Nurse Practitioner” or “NP”) stating that the individual is exempt for a medical reason from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the effective time-period for the medical reason)

For more information on O. Reg. 645/21 please see: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21645

 

Arriving at the Facility

* Face masks are mandatory upon entering the arena, while putting skates on, taking off skates, and exiting the arena. Skaters may remove masks upon entry onto the ice. If you forget your mask, one will be provided to you at the entrance

* All individuals should wash/sanitize hands upon entry to facility. Hand sanitizer is available at various points inside the facility, we also recommend bringing your own hand sanitizer and using it frequently

* All individuals must self-screen in accordance with current public health guidelines before participating in any Club session or activity (see Skate Ontario Health Screening Questionnaire). Only attend sessions if:

- you are feeling well

- have not travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days without a Government of Canada Travel Exemption

- not come into contact in the past 14 days with a known/suspected active case of COVID-19 without the consistent and appropriate use of personal protective equipment

* Health screening (may include temperature checks) and participation/contact tracking will be conducted at each session before entry into the arena, this will be recorded and stored by the Club to enable contact tracing if required.

* The arena has made a QR code available for health screening and contact tracing purposes, please scan this when entering the arena, or do this ahead of time and show proof to our volunteers https://forms.middlesex.ca/Forms/lb-covid19

* Controlled entry measures are in place, you must arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before your scheduled session. Please enter using the middle door entrance on the EAST side of the arena (on the swimming pool side). After Monday Sept. 20, please use the doors by the main hall on the SOUTHEAST side of the arena. Maintain a physical distance from any other person as you line up to enter the facility (unless they are from the same household or social circle)

* There is limited space and time available in the dressing rooms, skaters are encouraged to arrive as dressed/prepared for their session as possible and not keep personal items like skating bags inside the arena. Please sit at a designated spot in the dressing room. Remember to physical distance and respect those around you

* If dressing rooms are full, there are chairs available outside the dressing rooms to put skates and helmets on

* Once ready, skaters should make their way to the nearest ice surface gate to enter the ice. At that time, the adult can proceed to the stands or lobby. Please remain close by in case your skater needs you for any reason

* NOTE: if the adult chooses to leave the facility while their skater is on the ice, no re-entry is allowed. If you need to leave, please have another adult be in charge of your skater to assist your skater off the ice and with untying their skates. You must notify the screening volunteer of your plan to leave and ensure that we have the most direct contact information for you in case of emergency (IE cell phone number). Please make sure your skater will be fine with this before you choose to leave!

 

On the Ice/In the Facility/When Your Session is Over

* Spectators will follow all facility guidelines for physical distancing, including wearing a face mask

* STARSkaters must bring a basket/caddy to carry all items needed on the ice (labelled water bottle, mask, tissues and bag for their disposal, skate guards, etc). There are designated areas along the boards to store caddy while on the ice. Please dispose of used tissue after use (in the bag you bring with you)

* Skaters must maintain a physical distance from any other person when on the ice and when entering and exiting the ice surface (unless they are from the same household or social circle). Use designated gate to enter/exit the ice 

* All skaters and spectators must enter/exit facility following directional signage and instructions from on duty facility staff

* Dressing rooms and washrooms are available

 

Reminders

* All face masks and winter gloves should be washed daily

* All teaching aids will be sanitized immediately after each session

* Based on the evolving pandemic, if any level of government or other governing body mandates the closure of the facility
and/or termination of activities, the Executive will be exploring all possible options for a pro-rated refund, but this is not guaranteed

* Coaches and Program Assistants will follow the same protocols as skaters as they enter the facility, including hand sanitizing, and participation tracking

* Coaches and Program Assistants must wear a face mask while in the facility until on the ice, as well as on ice where appropriate

* Coaches are responsible for responding to all injuries on the ice. They will have masks/face shields/gloves readily available in order to perform any necessary first aid

 

An individual becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19
• If an individual becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, or if someone is aware of an individual that becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, that individual must immediately stop participation in club or skating school activities
• If the individual becomes unwell while at the skating club, the individual should be isolated from all others in a well-ventilated area, or outside and provided with a non-medical face mask if one is available
• The individual shall be sent home and instructed to follow public health guidelines regarding self-isolation and testing
• The facility should be informed in order to determine if any areas need to be closed off and/or require additional cleaning/disinfecting
• A member of the COVID-19 Oversight Group should be informed of the situation and should contact the individual or their parent/guardian to determine if next steps are being taken regarding testing

 

An individual is tested for COVID-19
• Any individual that is part of a club or skating school that is unwell and has been tested for COVID-19 must not participate in club or skating school activities while waiting for the results of the test and as long as they are unwell with symptoms of COVID-19
• Any individual that is part of a club or skating school that has been tested for COVID-19 and has no COVD-19 symptoms, no known exposure to COVID-19 and no travel history is permitted to participate in club or skating school activities while waiting for the results of the test

 

An individual tests positive for COVID-19
• If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, they should inform a member of the club/skating school COVID-19 Oversight Group
• The COVID-19 Oversight Group will work where requested with the facility and public health officials to assist in contact tracing. The Session Participation tracking sheets may be used to assist public health officials in informing other club/skating school members who may have been in close contact with the individual
• Any club/skating school members who were in close contact with the individual should not participate in club/skating school activities for 14 days and should follow public health guidelines regarding self-isolation and testing
• It is recommended to also inform all club/skating school members of a positive COVID-19 result within the club/skating school setting
• The club/skating school should inform and work with the facility in the case of a positive COVID-19 result and determine if any additional cleaning/disinfecting should be performed as per the facility’s guidelines
• The club/skating school will inform Skate Ontario of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis by emailing clubsupportservices@skateontario.org

 

Return to club/skating activities following illness or exposure to COVID-19
• Individuals must follow all public health and facility guidelines with respect to returning to skating following an illness or exposure to COVID-19
• If a COVID-19 test was negative and there was no known exposure to COVID-19, the individual may return to club/skating school activities once they no longer have any symptoms of COVID-19 for at least 24 hours
• If a COVID-19 test was negative and there was a known exposure to COVID-19, the individual may only return to club/skating school activities fourteen days after any symptoms started and once they no longer have any symptoms of COVID-19

 

Return to club/skating activities following COVID-19
• Following a positive COVID-19 test, an individual must follow all public health guidelines regarding return to activities

 

COVID-19 Education/Ontario Public Health Resources

The following resources are available on the Ontario Public Health website, Please ensure you are using the most up-to-date version of these tools by consulting the address below:

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-andconditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus/public-resources

 

Hand Hygiene   

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet/factsheet-covid-19-hand-hygiene.pdf?la=en

Physical Distancing    

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet/factsheet-covid-19-guide-physical-distancing.pdf?la=en

How to self-monitor   

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-self-monitor.pdf?la=en    

When and How to Wear a Mask    

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet/factsheet-covid-19-how-to-wear-mask.pdf?la=en

How to Self-Isolate    

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate.pdf?la=en

You were tested for COVID-19: What you should know  https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet/2020/06/factsheet-covid-19-test-what-you-should-know.pdf?la=en

Ministry of Health – Ontario: COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms  http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/2019_reference_doc_symptoms.pdf