Return to Activity – General Guidelines for all Participants

Category Description
Facility Type Primarily Indoor: Rink, School Gyms and Community Gymnasiums

Other training options: field courts, outside.

Oversight All Return to Ringette Activities must be overseen by a responsible person over the age of 18 who must ensure public health guidelines are adhered to.
Physical Distancing & Gathering Restrictions All activities must comply with current Physical Distancing restrictions issued by Provincial and/or Local Health Authorities.

 

All activities must comply with current gathering restrictions issued by Provincial and/or Local Health Authorities.

Municipal Regulations Ringette participants will adhere to all municipal and facility regulations.
Staffing (includes coaches, volunteers, local association members) All team staff must adhere to facility regulations regarding personal protective equipment.

·       “Rule of Two” must be maintained. One coach must be female.

·       If showing any symptoms coaches and staff are not to attend any activities.

·       If staff have experienced any symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, they must not attend activities for 14 days. If staff have come in contact with someone experiencing these symptoms, they are not permitted to attend activities for 14 days.

Use of Equipment in Activity ·       Activities must not include the sharing of common equipment (except for ring)

·       If the ring is shared for activities, the following must be implemented:

·       Players cannot touch the ring with their hands or playing gloves No touching ring with hands or playing gloves (see goalie ring below).

·       Clean and disinfect equipment prior to and after every activity.

General Safety/Health Principles ·       Activity organizers must communicate appropriate hygiene measures for the activity in advance to all participants

·       If team staff, participants, parents etc.  have experienced any symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath they must not attend activities for 14 days. If staff have come in contact with someone experiencing these symptoms, they are not permitted to attend activities for 14 days.

·       All members must adhere to all health agency & safety regulations.

·       Wash hands/hand sanitizer frequently and follow facility regulations.

·       Surfaces and spaces should be sanitized regularly by the facility.

·       No showering at facilities.

·       No spitting.

·       No sharing of water bottles – all participants and staff MUST have individual and labelled water bottles.

·       Maintain physical distance during training – in between drills, during explanation, during recovery.

·       Follow group gathering guidelines of your province.

·       No touching: elimination of handshake – wave to friends and teammates, no hugging

Health of participants ·       Any individual feeling ill or exhibiting sickness MUST NOT attend ringette activities

·       Team Staff member or Association Designate will have full authority to send a participant home if they come to the event ill. If a parent arrives with symptoms, they can also be sent home and the participant will be sent home as well.

Coaches ·       Must maintain “Rule of Two” – One coach must be female

·       Should maintain social distancing while on the bench, on the ice, and conversing with parents and athletes

·       Coaches should avoid handling any equipment with their hands as much as possible see handwashing protocols in the appendix

·       Coaches should follow the progressions of returning to ringette when designing their practices and training activities.

Spectators and parents ·       Must adhere to facility regulations and any designated restricted spaces.

·       Must adhere to all provincial health authority guidelines including washing hands, maintaining social distance when in facility, if required wearing a non-medical mask.

Contact Tracing ·       Activity logs listing all participants that attended and/or participated in a ringette related activity must be completed for every activity and be kept on file for 14 days minimum.