COVID Protocol

Employee Guidelines

  • Staff will be required to complete the Ministry self-assessment online prior to coming to work each day.

  • All staff will be required to complete the screening process upon arriving at the gym.

  • Staff will wash/sanitize hands and feet prior to/at the conclusion of and between classes; no outdoor shoes will be permitted in the gym

  • Staff will have limited direct physical contact with athletes (spotting is limited to the necessity for safety reasons)

  • Staff are prepared to enforce all distancing protocols (6-foot requirement).

  • Staff will adhere to any and all PPE requirements that are set

Building Preparation

  • We are using recommended products effective against Covid-19 for cleaning throughout the building prior to opening and throughout each day (Vital Oxide and Bioesque will be used)

  • All surface areas will be disinfected/sanitized multiple times daily

  • A Fogger has been purchased; fogging will take place daily

  • HVAC unit has been serviced, filters replaced have been upgraded to MERV 13

  • Drinking fountains are covered and students are encouraged to bring water bottles.

  • All Change rooms are closed

  • All athletes are to come prepared to participate in class

  • All of your child’s belongings: water bottle, face mask, easy to put on shoes, bag (for all personal belongings)   

  • Pylons to be utilized in the parking lot to direct traffic flow to the entrance and from the exit areas; separate staff parking area established; parking area for early drop-off and pick up to be established

  • EAP has been reviewed and adjusted to address staff procedures related to first aid (PPE requirements etc.)

  • All non-essential equipment in the gym has been removed from regular use

Entering the Building

  • Drop Off at the main front door. Parents can drive up and drop off or park and walk their child to the front doors

  • Masks are required for entry into the building and in the halls. It is up to the parent if they wish their child to wear the mask during class. A mask is not required during the class.

  • a screening table is just inside the lobby – Screening questions and a temperature check of all participants will be completed

  • No parent or guardians are permitted in the building

  • If your child fails the screening test then you will be notified by phone that they need to be picked up immediately

  • Staff and Participants will be required to sanitize/wash hands and feet upon entering the gym

  • Traffic Flow Physical Distancing Facility Ratio

  • Athletes entering the building will use the main front door and exit through the side doors.

  • All proper social distancing areas have been marked out in the gym for athletes and coaches

  • Prior to Class

  • All participants will be required to complete and submit the Gymnastics Ontario Informed Consent and Assumption of Risk Agreement and the Declaration of Compliance form prior to their 1st class

  • Participants will be required to sanitize/wash hands and feet upon entering the gym

  • Employees will have disinfected/sanitized all equipment, entrance and exit points and will continue this practice throughout the day

  • Each athlete is required to bring one bag that is large enough for all clothing, shoes, and personal supplies including · A personal waterbottle · A Personal Size Kleenex  · Additional Hair Elastics

  • Face mask

  • Easy to put on shoes

  • Athletes are encouraged to use the washroom at home prior to arrival

After Class

  • Athletes will be escorted by staff to the side entrance (maintaining social distancing requirements) and be released to their parent(s)

  • Staff will be keeping attendance records which also indicate the duration of training and number of participants

  • Employees will begin disinfecting/sanitizing all areas of the gym immediately to get ready for the next groups

Additional Policies/Practices

  • Absences – please ensure that you notify your coach if your son/daughter is unable to attend classes.

  • Late Arrival – participants who arrive at the gym 5 minutes after the start of their class will not be permitted to join the class that day.

  • First Aid Procedures – personal coaches will manage the first aid requirements of their participants; if the injury is more severe the Supervisor will be called on to assist; parents will be informed and where needed an ambulance will be called.

  • If your child is injured and requires your assistance:

  • Only 1 parent may enter the facility

  • A mask must be worn

  • An expedited screening process will take place prior to your entry to the building

  • Schedules and Processes will be reviewed every 2 weeks and updates will be circulated to our members as soon as possible.

  • Participants arriving to the gym via public transit can approach the screening table provided that there is no other athlete checking in – otherwise they will be asked to proceed to the waiting area on the sidewalk.

  • Carpooling – while we don’t recommend carpooling with members outside of the immediate family. We do understand that many families rely on this to get their athlete to the gym; in the event that 1 athlete in the carpool has a temperature over 37.8, all children in the carpool will not be permitted in the facility.