We are practising health and safety precautions recommended by Gymnastics Ontario and Health Canada to ensure the safety of our athletes, their families and our coaching staff. Our new health and safety measures include the following.
- Ensure the physical distancing requirements are met
- Prior to coming to work (daily), staff are required to screen via self-assessment tool and report to their designated supervisor to determine if either they or a household member has had onset of illness with symptoms compatible with suspected or lab-confirmed COVID-19 in the prior 14 days; a log to record the self-assessment should be kept
- Staff are required to sanitize/wash hands between rotations
- Instruct staff to avoid physical contact with one another, e.g. hugs, high-fives, etc.
- Hands free coaching (no spotting) for recreational programs i.e. mainly circuits, unless required to prevent injury
- Hands free coaching (no spotting) for competitive programs – i.e. modify training needs to ensure athletes are only doing safe skills, not learning new skills which might require spotting, unless required to prevent injury
- All coaches and staff are required to wear facial covering
- Gloves are required for people cleaning equipment between rotations or at the end of day, and hands need to be washed between each new set of gloves.
- Personal safety measures such as coughing/sneezing into arm
- Staff will enforce rules so athletes are washing hands before coming into equipment/gym area prior as well as during and after classes
- Maintain confidentiality of any person confirmed to have been COVID-19 infected
- Limit carpooling among club participants, only members of the same family should be in a vehicle together
- Follow distancing lines outside facility for parents & gymnasts to line up before entering
- Ensure physical distancing requirements are met
- All persons must properly wash with soap and water or sanitize hands upon entering facility
- A staff member may escort the gymnasts inside the facility, and administer screening questions about illnesses in youth or their household members (ensure an adult is present)
- A maximum of one parent (and no siblings) per gymnast is allowed inside facility and should remain physically distant
- Anyone inside the facility that is not a gymnast must wear a facial covering
- Parents to drop-off and pick-up as opposed to entering facility to watch the class
- Please pick up the gymnast outside. If the gymnast needs supervision while waiting for pickup, adults should be practicing physical distancing
- Anyone feeling unwell MUST STAY HOME
- Once classes are over athletes and parents need to leave the gym, no lingering around and chatting
Class & Program
- Physical contact among participants are limited where possible
- Athlets are required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer before allowing participation, directly after participation, and frequently during a class, including before getting water, eating, and after touching shared surfaces or items.
- Reduced number of gymnasts per coach
- Physical distancing requirements will be enforced during sessions
- Stagger break times for competitive/team gymnasts
- Designated break areas that are marked off to ensure safe distancing