LOCKDOWN: PART 2 January 10 - ???
Unfortunately, we've been forced to implement our lockdown protocol for the second time and we will not be starting our 10 Week Winter Course on January 11. We will continue to make updates to our reopening when we get that information. For now, this is what it means for our members:
1. All Winter Block (Rebel Essentials, Rebel Discovery, Rebel Athletic Development) members will have their accounts credited and their spot reserved for when we are able to roll out our next block of classes.
1a. You may request a refund and give up your reservation to the next block
2. All Monthly Rebel's will have their January memberships placed on hold and deferred to the next month we are allowed to open. You will not be charged any additional fees for having your membership on hold or charged a second time for the month we are allowed to open. If this does occur by mistake please let us know!
3. Professional Athletes as well as those Athletes under the Sports Canada umbrella are allowed to continue training in compliance with restrictions laid out by the Ontario Government and Algoma Public Health. Sports Canada are those athletes that are training for upcoming Olympics, Paralympics, and CFL or Curling Canada.
A SAFE REOPENING
PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING THE BUILDING:
1. Wait outside (in the car if it's raining) or on the orange spray-painted social distance markers until the coach allows you in. We will start to bring Rebels in 5 min before your class start time.
2. Masks must be worn to enter the facility and lobby area
3. By signing the participation waiver and attending the class you have answered "NO" to each of the Novel COVID Screening questions before entering the gym area.
4. Parents or guardians may accompany the Rebel inside but cannot use the lobby to watch.
5. A coach will usher in the Rebels before the start of class and told which group they are in and where to start.
6. Rebels will remain masked until they engage in the station with the coach who will be masked.
7. Training will end 5 minutes before the end of class and Rebels will be brought outside (weather pending) in small groups to avoid large gathering in the lobby.
HOW WE ARE CHANGING
1. We have installed an IQAir HyperHepa Filter proven to exchange air and trap viruses in the air. Learn more about it here
2. We have extended our window between classes to 15 mins to allow for proper sanitation of all equipment
3. Hand sanitizer is available and can be used between stations for Rebels and Coaches
4. Chalk has been removed and liquid chalk is recommended. We will have individual bottles for sale.
5. All Coaches will be masked and use proper handwashing recommendations if spotting is necessary for safety reasons
6. Rebels will remain in their group/bubble for the full course.
7. Masks are mandatory for all participants.
In-person teaching and instruction
5. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the person responsible for a business or place that is open and that provides in-person teaching or instruction shall ensure that every instructional space complies with the following conditions:
1. The instructional space must be operated to enable students to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the instructional space, except where necessary for teaching and instruction that cannot be effectively provided if physical distancing is maintained.
2. The total number of students permitted to be in each instructional space at any one time must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the business or place, and in any event cannot exceed,
i. 50 persons, if the instructional space is indoors, or
ii. 100 persons, if the instructional space is outdoors.
Under Ontario Regulation 263/20, Section 4(2) (or as current) and Ontario Regulation 364/20, Section 2(2) (or as current) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), as Medical Officer of Health, all persons responsible for a business or organization that is open within the District of Algoma Health Unit, effective July 17, 2020, at 12:01 AM: 1 are to adopt a policy that requires all members of the public and employees who enter or remain in an enclosed public space of the business or organization to wear a mask or face covering that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gaping. Enclosed public space means indoor spaces of businesses and organizations which are accessed by the public.
a. Exempt the following people from the policy:
i. Children under two years of age, or children under the age of five years either chronologically or developmentally who refuse to wear a mask or face covering and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver;
ii. Persons with medical conditions who cannot safely wear a mask or face covering (e.g. due to breathing difficulties, cognitive difficulties, hearing or communication difficulties); iii. Persons who cannot wear or remove a mask or face covering without assistance, including people who are accommodated under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Page 2 of 4 Disabilities Act (AODA) or are protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c.H. 19 as amended;
iv. Employees who are in an area of the premise that is not designated for public access, or who are within or behind a physical barrier (e.g. Plexiglass).
b. Permit the temporary removal of a mask or face covering where necessary for the following purposes:
i. Actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity including water-based activities;
ii. Consuming food or drink;
iii. For any emergency or medical purpose. iv. Receiving services (e.g. facials, grooming services in personal service settings)
The virus typically spreads through coughing and sneezing, personal contact with an infected person, or touching an infected surface and then face – mouth, nose, or eyes. Here is some general guidance and helpful tips to help prevent the spread of germs: Maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) or more between persons, including clients and co-workers. Promote good hygiene such as: o Wash your hands often with soap and water when hands are visibly soiled, before and after any breaks, at the beginning and end of their shift, and before preparing food or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with greater than 60% alcohol content) if hand washing is not possible. o Sneeze and cough into your sleeve. o If you use a tissue, discard immediately and wash your hands afterward. o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. o Avoid high-touch areas, where possible, or ensure you clean your hands after. Practice regular cleaning and disinfection Minimize contact with people who are sick Stay home if you are sick. Wash your hands and clothes as soon as you get home. If you have symptoms or you think you were exposed to COVID-19, notify your supervisor immediately, complete the self-assessment, and follow the instructions you get.
According to Health Canada, symptoms can appear in as little as a few days or as long as 14 days after being exposed to someone with the disease. COVID-19 can cause a range of symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath. For some people, the symptoms are like having a cold; for others, they are quite severe or even life-threatening. It is important to check with your healthcare provider, Telehealth, or local Public Health Unit and follow instructions about staying home or away from public spaces to prevent the spread of the virus. The virus typically spreads through coughing and sneezing, personal contact with an infected person, or touching an infected surface and then the face - mouth, nose, or eyes.
4. Stay home if you are feeling ill. Actively monitor yourself for any symptoms and if you detect symptoms, you should immediately distance yourself from others and go home. If possible, avoid using public transit to get home. Notify your supervisor so that they are aware of the situation and can also notify others who may have been exposed. 5. Demonstrate the following precautionary measures while working: Do not report to work if you are exhibiting any of the symptoms or are under self-isolation or quarantine Limit the amount of face-to-face contact during work activities and practice physical distancing whenever possible. Use technology for communication (text messaging and mobile phones rather than in-person conversations) Avoid sharing equipment/supplies (i.e. vehicles, radios, cell phones) where possible. Disinfect regularly if sharing cannot be avoided Limit any casual interactions that normally occur at work Change out of work clothing at the end of each shift and wash them. Do not store your street clothes and work clothing in the same space unless both are clean Consider discussing any underlying medical conditions that might place you at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 with your Human Resources Department Additionally, the COVID-19 outbreak is a unique and unprecedented scenario for many workers. Ensure you are taking care of both your mental health and psychological well-being, as well as your physical health, during this time. Find out helpful tips and coping strategies. 6. Practice stringent hand hygiene practices. Health Canada recommends following basic hygiene practices: Wash hands frequently Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with greater than 60% alcohol content Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth Practice respiratory etiquette and sneeze or cough into your sleeve or a tissue and discard it Use clean tissue or your knuckle/elbow to touch light switches, doors, buttons, etc.