Starting on Wednesday March 24th, club groups will have the option to train indoors at Max Bell.
We have updated our Indoor Training Facility Guidelines; and we insist that everyone review the full guidelines in detail. This information can be found on the Return to Sport page (link below).
Some key points to highlight,
- Any group of participants cannot exceed 10 persons – there can be multiple groups, but there can be no interaction between each different group of participants.
- All attendees must arrive with and wear a 3-ply mask at all times.
- All attendees must sign the University of Manitoba facilities waiver. EVEN IF YOU SIGNED IT IN THE FALL, YOU MUST RE-SIGN.
- Coaches and clubs must keep detailed and accurate attendance for all practices.
- Groups of 10 must be clearly identified and communicated to all participants
- Clubs must identify their primary contact person that will have access to the full attendance records for all groups.
- We once again will need volunteer help to collect waivers and manage the facility!
- Clubs will distribute a sign up link for those willing to assist.
Athletes must stick to their groups of 10 as determined by their clubs and coaches. If distancing is not followed, then athletes and coaches, risk being identified as a close contact if someone were to become ill.
A close contact is anyone who has been in close physical proximity (less than two meters or six feet) for more than 10 minutes to someone who has COVID-19.
You are a close contact when:
- You were less than two metres or six feet away for 10 minutes or more, even if you were wearing a non-medical mask.
- You had multiple close interactions with someone over a 24-hour period (even if each was less than 10 minutes).
It is up to Public health officials to determine and follow up with all close contacts and provide direction on self-isolation and testing, but it is important we keep these principles in mind to limit our contacts. Everyone must follow these guidelines consistently throughout all training activities.
Remember, the variants of concerns are MORE transmissible than “regular” COVID. If one of the variants is identified in a participant, everyone participating in that same session would need to isolate along with their ENTIRE FAMILIES, for up to 24 days.
If you are linked to a variant of concern case, you must self-isolate for 14 days, and your household contacts must self-isolate for 14 days followed by an additional 10 days, for a total of 24 days.
It has been a long winter and the prospect of training together again is something we have looked forward to for a while. However, we have to remind everyone that returning to training indoors does come with increased risks. With an early spring upon us, we do recommend that any groups who are able to train outdoors, continue to do so whenever possible.