Township of Cramahe: Keeler Centre User Covid Protocols

Date: December 18th, 2021

Subject to Change

Pre-Booking

Prior to use, participants must provide the Township of Cramahe with a signed waiver form for each participant using the ice. The waiver form is required with every new contract. In addition, each group will need to prepare a COVID plan, and sign off on the acknowledge form indicating they have a plan with the checklist of components that needs to form part of the plan and commit to following their plan.

Entrance

  • NEW – Participants of ice activities (hockey, skating, figure skating) aged 12+ must present proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (both doses) along with *identification at the point of entry to the arena. Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Individuals’ 2nd dose must be at least 14 days prior to attending arena. Proof of vaccination will be accepted if the person’s name and date of birth on their identification document matches the vaccination receipt with name and date of birth and if the person is fully vaccinated.
  • NEW Coaches, volunteers, managers, association members, officials, and anyone who is on the ice, dressing room or bench with the players, and is aged 12+ must present proof of full of full vaccination for COVID-19 (both doses) along with *identification at the point of entry to the arena. Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1- 833-943-3900. Individuals’ 2nd dose must be at least 14 days prior to attending an arena. Proof of vaccination will be accepted if the person’s name and date of birth on their identification document matches the vaccination receipt with name and date of birth and if the person is fully vaccinated.
  • No food and/or drinks are prohibited.
  • Participants may enter the building no earlier than 25 minutes prior to the start of their ice time.
  • Participants must enter through the main entrance and follow the signage.
    • All patrons who enter the building are encouraged to sanitize their hands using the hand sanitizer dispenser provided.
    • All patrons must be actively screened prior to entering

Minimum screening questions are:

1)  Do you have any of the following new or worsening symptoms or signs? Symptoms should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions.

• Fever or chills

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

• Cough

• Sore throat, trouble swallowing

• Runny nose/stuffy nose or nasal congestion

• Decrease or loss of smell or taste

• Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain

• Not feeling well, extreme tiredness, sore muscles

2)  Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?

3)  Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?

 If any member of the public entering Keeler Centre answers “YES” to any of the above questions, they must not enter and to call their health care provider.

  •  NEW - SPECTATORS aged 12+ must present proof of vaccination for COVID-19 along with

*Identification at the point of entry to the arena. Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Proof of vaccination will be accepted if the person’s name and date of birth on their identification document matches the vaccination receipt with name and date of birth and if the person is fully vaccinated.

  • NEW - SPECTATORS aged 11 & under must be accompanied by an adult who is fully vaccinated (2nd dose must be at least 14 days prior to attending an arena) and provides proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 along with *identification at the point of entry to the arena. Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833- 943-3900. Individuals’ 2nd dose must be at least 14 days prior to attending an arena. Proof of vaccination will be accepted if the person’s name and date of birth on their identification document matches the vaccination receipt with name and date of birth and if the person is fully vaccinated.
  • SPECTATORS are permitted to be in the facility, to a maximum of *50% building capacity. Spectators must not loiter in the hallways / lobby area. The spectator seating occupancy limit will be posted at arena. A minimum of 2 metres or 6 feet between spectators is mandatory. Spectators must immediately leave the facility once the booking is completed, unless they are a parent/guardian of a young child who requires supervision.
    • All parents or guardians entering the facility must always wear a mask as per Provincial Regulation 364/20, Schedule 1, Section 2 (4). https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200364
    • Mask exceptions as detailed in the regulation listed above will be respected. (i.e., medical condition, unable to put on a mask without assistance, temporary removal to eat or drink, etc.… please refer to the above regulation link for complete details). ALL people entering the arena facility are required to wear a mask. Only skaters who are engaged in intense physical activity are not required to wear a mask.
    • **Proof of identity can be established using documentation issued by an institution or public body, provided it includes the name of the holder and date of birth. Examples of identification documents that may be used to confirm the identity of the holder of the vaccine receipt include  • Birth certificate • Citizenship card • Driver’s license • Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card, including health card • Indian Status Card /Indigenous Membership Card • Passport • Permanent Resident card

Upon Building Entry

  • Dressing rooms are assigned to each user group and will be posted on the tv monitor.
    • Player dressing rooms have signage/markers to indicate seating for proper social distancing. If additional rooms are required, please consult with arena staff.
    • Dressing rooms will be available no more than 25 minutes prior to the start of the ice time. Users are asked to arrive as close to “ready to play” as possible.
    • NEW -Showers and washrooms in the dressing rooms will be available, however, participants must respect the 20-minute time limit if they choose to use the showers. If it is determined that players are unable to meet the departure time of 20 minutes after ice time ends, then showers     will not be permitted.

Ice Entry

  •  NEW -Participants waiting to enter the ice must not congregate at the rink entrance door/s. Participants / coaches are to wait in their assigned dressing rooms with masks on until the flood is complete & ice resurfacer door is closed. Helmets should only go on right before leaving the dressing room, ensuring masks are kept on as long as possible.

On-Ice Procedure

  •  The maximum capacity of on-ice participants and coaches is 75 participants. This number includes players and coaches on the bench.
  • Games / Scrimmages / amateur and recreational sports leagues may resume, and physical contact is permitted.
  • While on the ice for practices, figure skaters, hockey schools, or individuals working on skill development they must adhere to physical distance measures.
  • Many groups operate or are sanctioned by provincial or national governing. These groups must adhere to any return to play guidelines, vaccination policies, and screening policies developed by these governing organizations (i.e., OHF, Skate Ontario, Hockey Canada, Ontario Broomball)
  • Participants will not share water bottles.
  • Absolutely no spitting or clearing your nose in the facility or on the ice.
    • Players benches will be available and additional seating will be available if required to maintain physical distance between participants.
    • Only 1 person may enter the scorekeeper’s box at a time. The arena staff will provide sanitizer spray and paper towels. If the renter chooses to use the score clock, they will be responsible for sanitizing the controls before and after use.

Exit Ice and Building Procedure

  •  At the end of the booking, participants must exit the ice promptly in single file and return to their assigned dressing room.
    • NEW -ALL Participants/Spectators must exit the building through the double exit doors by dressing room # 1 within 20 minutes of the end of their ice time.
    • Hand sanitizer dispensers are mounted at each of the exits.

Safety Protocol 

  • Dressing rooms will be sanitized between bookings.
    • In response to the evolving situation of the COVID-19 VOCs, the Government of Ontario has adopted a more rigorous and cautious approach to implementing public health measures when it comes to isolation. If a School or Workplace has sent one of your participants/players home or identified that the participant/player must remain in isolation due to close contact of a confirmed or suspected COVID Case or a school or workplace closure, the participant/player as well as their entire household (siblings, parents, etc.) CANNOT attend an extra-curricular activity in the arenas until the 14-day isolation period has ended and they receive a NEGATIVE COVID test result or are symptom free for at least 24hrs following the 14-day isolation.
    • Attendance records with contact information, dates and times ALL participants, coaches, parents/guardians, trainers, etc.… is required for each booking. This is to allow for contact  tracing in the event of an outbreak or a positive test.
    • First Names and phone numbers must be provided by EVERY person attending the facility and provided upon entry (a form will be on site to capture this information). No one will be permitted into the facility without providing this information
    • Social gatherings of participants and parents or guardians both before and after the booking inside the arena is not permitted. This includes spectator stands, change rooms, lobbies, hallways, etc.… Please limit gathering outside of arenas. Ensure a two-metre physical distance and wearing masks if parents and/or participants are gathering in the arena parking lots.
    • Limit carpooling and meals (in homes or at restaurants) to those within your household.
      • Any positive cases of COVID by any participants and spectators (players, coaches, trainers, managers, parents, guardians, etc.) MUST be reported to Manager of Arena immediately.
      • Please note that sanitization of all other arena spaces will occur periodically. Washrooms will be sanitized four times daily.
      • Wash your hands - Practice physical distancing - Do not share equipment.
      • NEW -Northumberland Stars Jr A players & coaches will have own enter & exit doors at rear of Keeler Centre, and all be double vaccinated under (GMHL) guidelines. Enter 1 hour before practice & game times, must stay in dressing room only & no dryland training inside facility.
      • To ensure The Keeler Centre can remain open and safe, please obey all rules as presented.

 Zero tolerance. Failure to follow guidelines and policies could result in immediate ejection from the facility and future booking privileges revoked. The Township of Cramahe may cancel future bookings without refunds.

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