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Roles and Responsibilities – Player/Parents


  • Register with their Home Association.
  • Always respect and listen to team staff as they create a safe environment.
  • Be familiar with facility guidelines and requirements specific to the prevention of COVID-19.
  • Minimize going in and out of doors, including dressing room doors. Facility doors are considered high-risk touchpoints. Use the elbow to open.
  • Absolutely no sharing of water bottles, equipment, food or drinks.
  • Assist the coach in establishing required guidelines during ringette activities while on or off the ice.
  • Bring a kit bag filled with recommended items (see Hygiene section).
  • Do not come to a ringette activity if you are feeling ill or unwell
  • When coughing or sneezing:
    • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of the arm, not the hand.
    • Dispose of any used tissues as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash hands.
    • Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Put all trash (including tissues) in the garbage or taken with you when you leave
  • Keep their equipment clean at all times
  • Do not shake hands
  • Regularly disinfect their phones



  • Be familiar with federal guidelines, as well as your public health authority guidelines, and adhere to them.
  • Be familiar with facility guidelines and requirements specific to the prevention of COVID-19.
  • Learn and follow the guidelines put in place by the PSO, association and team staff.
  • Talk to kids about the importance of preventing COVID-19 in the ringette environment, including physical distancing guidelines.
  • Stress washing of hands before leaving for ringette, before going into facility, after using the washroom, after the ringette activity and after leaving the facility.
  • Stress to kids not to touch their faces while at the ringette activity.
  • Make sure kids let parents know if they are not feeling well.
  • Do not TAKE your child attend a ringette activity if they are unwell
  • Report any illness to your coach or ringette association.
  • Make sure kids have their own clean water bottle, labelled clearly with their name, and stress the importance of not sharing water bottles.
  • Review public health authority guidelines for any province/territory that will be visited.
  • Travel with family to all ringette activities, including away events.
  • If staying at a hotel, consider the recommendations outlined in the Hygiene section.