COVID-19 GUIDELINES

updated October 15, 2020

Olds Minor Hockey is committed to keeping our players, members, coaches, volunteers and families safe.

In doing so, we have been working closely with the Town of Olds, Hockey Alberta as well as the regulations put in place by Alberta Health Services to ensure a safe environment for our upcoming season with the following guidelines.

We ask that both our members and visitors show respect to the other players, coaches, volunteers and arena staff when it comes to these guidelines as they have been put in place by people who have nothing but your best interests in mind when developing them.

OMHA COVID-19 Guidelines are as follows:

 

MASKS

MASKS are mandatory to persons over the age of 9 while in the arena.

 

PLAYERS

Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your expected booking time and please leave the area as soon as possible afterward.

MASKS are mandatory to persons over the age of 9 while in the arena.  Players can remove their masks only when it is being replaced by their helmet.

No showers are available at this time.

Players involved in U9 or lower may have ONE parent/guardian help them with their skates/equipment in the dressing room, keeping in mind a mask must be worn at all times and they must leave the area as soon as the player has put their helmet on.

Players are asked to complete a health declaration form prior to each booking via TeamSnap.  Once completed, these are sent to your team manager who then reviews them.  If a player answers yes to any question, they will be asked to not attend that booking and to isolate from their cohort for up to 10 days or until a negative result COVID test can be presented as well as the player being totally symptom free.

This is further outlined and made more clear in the image below (click/tap to enlarge)

 

 

SPECTATORS

At this time, TWO spectators are allowed to accompany each participant. This however, only applies to events occurring on the Main ice surface.  Due to the size of our auxiliary spectator viewing areas and the inability to enter the area without passing through the player area, viewing on this ice surface is prohibited.

Spectators are asked to follow the following when it comes to accessing the facility.

Arrival: no more than 10 minutes prior to the event you are viewing  Departure: leave as soon as possible.

You must enter the building through the West (main entrance) doors and follow the directional arrows indicating how to exit.

Please sanitize your hands when entering the building.  Sanitizing stations are set up, however you can use you own if needed.

Loitering in the lobby is not allowed.  If you are waiting for your child after their practice or game, please do so outside of the facility.

 

COHORTS

cohort is a closed, small group of no more than 50 individuals who participate in sport together.

They should remain together for the entire duration of Stage 2 of the Government of Alberta's relaunch plan wherever possible.

Interacting with the same people within a cohort will be safer than constantly changing the people you interact with.

Cohort numbers do not include parents or spectators

 

OLDS SPORTSPLEX - RAPID RESPONSE PLAN

If a participant develops COVID-19 symptoms while participating in an event at the Sportsplex, the following steps will be taken immediately:

  1.  The individual will be directed immediately to go to the observation room overlooking the Auxiliary ice surface.
  2.  The guardian of the individual will be contacted for pick up immediately.
  3.  911 will be called if the situation is severe and the individual is in medical distress.
  4.  The arena staff will clean the area once the individual has been removed from the building as well as any touch points.
  5.  Staff will also spray the area with disinfectant (Airx44)
  6.  The facility will need to be informed of the outcome from the booking group.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO ENSURE YOUR CHILDS SAFETY

STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID SYMPTOMS

Become educated on the safety protocols and procedures prior to attending your session, and adhere to them while at the session.

Ensure your child has his/her own water bottle which is sanitized prior to each session, and his/her own hand sanitizer for use while on the ice or in the dressing room.

Ensure equipment is dried, cleaned and/or sanitized following each session.

Do not spit, blow your nose freely or release any bodily fluid anywhere in any facility due to an extremely high risk of virus transfer.