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RUSSELL SKATING CLUB COVID PROTOCOLS

posted Sep 29, 2020, 2:55 PM

Further to the Return to Play protocol guidelines, the Russell Skating Club will be implementing the following

protocols:

An individual becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19

● If an individual becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, or if someone is aware of an individual

that becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, that individual must immediately stop participation

in club activities.

● The individual will be isolated from all others in a well-ventilated area, or outside and provided with a

non-medical face mask if one is available

● The individual shall be sent home and instructed to follow public health guidelines regarding

self-isolation and testing

● The facility will be informed in order to determine if any areas need to be closed off and/or require

additional cleaning/disinfecting

● A member of the Russell Skating Club Board of Directors should be informed of the situation and will

contact the individual or their parent/guardian to determine if next steps are being taken regarding

testing

An individual is tested for COVID-19

● Any individual that is part of the Russell Skating Club that has been tested for COVID-19 must not

participate in club activities while waiting for the results of the test

● The Russell Skating Club will work with public health to consult the Session Participation tracking

sheets to inform other club members who might have been in close contact with the individual. Close

contact is defined as being within 2m for a period lasting more than 15 minutes, without appropriate or

consistent use of PPE (i.e. healthcare workers).

● Any club members who were in close contact with the individual will not participate in club activities

and will follow public health guidelines until the diagnosis of COVID-19 is ruled out by health

professionals

An individual tests positive for COVID-19

● If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, they will inform a member of the Russell Skating Club

Board of Directors

● The Russell Skating Club Board of Directors will work, where requested, with the facility and public

health officials to assist in contact tracing. The Session Participation tracking sheets may be used to

assist public health officials in informing other club members who may have been in close contact with

the individual

● Any club members who were in close contact with the individual will not participate in club activities for

14 days and will follow public health guidelines regarding self-isolation and testing

● All club members will be informed of a positive COVID-19 result within the club setting

● The club will inform and work with the facility in the case of a positive COVID-19 result and determine if

any additional cleaning/disinfecting should be performed as per the facility’s guidelines

● The club will inform Skate Ontario of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis by e- mailing

clubsupportservices@skateontario.org

Return to club/skating activities following illness

● If no test was performed, or the COVID-19 test was negative, the individual may only return to club

activities once they no longer have any symptoms of COVID-19 for at least 24 hours.

Return to club/skating activities following COVID-19

● Following a positive COVID-19 test, an individual must follow all public health guidelines regarding

return to activities.

Modification/restriction/postponing or canceling of club activities

● Based on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Russell Skating Club is prepared to follow public

health, municipal/provincial government and sport recommendations regarding

modifying/restricting/postponing or canceling activities

● Club members will be informed as soon as possible of any modifications/restrictions or cancelations

● The Russell Skating Club will keep any modifications and restrictions in place until advised that it is

safe to resume activities by public health, government or sport officials

Public Health Guidelines

Club members will follow all public health guidelines regarding COVID-19. These may include:

● Any club members who themselves have travelled outside of Canada, or has someone in their

household who has travelled outside Canada must self-isolate and not participate in club activities for

14 days, unless the individual has a Government of Canada Travel Exemption

● Any individual who has been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 should

self-isolate and is not permitted to participate in club activities for 14 days, unless they engaged in

consistent and appropriate use of PPE (i.e. healthcare workers)

● Any individual with symptoms of COVID-19 is not permitted to take part in club or skating school

activities

● Any individual who has someone in their household showing symptoms of COVID-19, should not

participate in club activities

UPDATED RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS SEPTEMBER 27TH

posted Sep 27, 2020, 8:42 PM

Russell Skating Club  Return to Play Protocols 

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 27th

Please read. 

What you need to know before going to the Russell Arena for the start of your child’s lessons.


  1. Skaters may arrive up to 15 minutes before their scheduled ice time. Skaters are to dress at home with the exception of helmets and skates. Skaters who arrive directly from school may use facilities to change within their 15 minute time frame. Skaters who can tie their own skates may put them on in the assigned change room while maintaining physical distancing.


  1. NO PARENTS OR SPECTATORS are permitted in the arena past the sign in desk at this time.  CanSkate participants must come ready to go on the ice with skates and helmets on and skate guards which will be removed as the skater gets on the ice. You will not be allowed to put your child’s skates on in the arena at this time.


  1. Skaters enter through the main entrance and go to the dressing rooms, when leaving, skaters will exit at the doors nearest the public washrooms and do not return through the main lobby. Parents of CanSkate participants will be able to Board members, coaches and Program Assistants will supervise and assist children to enter the ice area upon arrival and to exit the side door upon parent arrival. Parents will be asked a security question at pick up of their skater.


  1. The Skate Ontario Health Screening Questionnaire will be emailed and must be answered on the day of the participant’s ice time.  This must be done before EVERY ice session, for ALL programs. If not completed participant cannot enter the facility. It can be answered verbally.


  1. Attendance and participant contact numbers will be taken as skaters enter the arena and tracked for 30 days.


  1. Everyone entering the arena must WEAR A MASK. Masks are only removed to go on the ice, masks are put back on as soon as helmets are taken off.  If participant does not have a mask, they cannot enter the facility.


  1. Skaters are asked to leave the facility within 15 minutes of getting off the ice.


  1. No more than 12 participants per change room. Showers in the dressing rooms may NOT be used.


  1. Maximum of 20 participants on the ice at one time (includes coaches) for STARSkate and 24 participants including coaches and PAs for CanSkate at this time.


  1. Do not share personal items (e.g. water bottle, kleenex). Water bottles must be filled prior to arriving at the arena. You must take dirty tissues with you when you leave.


As the situation with the pandemic continues to evolve, Russell Skating Club will be required to adapt as restrictions are eased or tightened, with guidance from Russell Township, EOHU, Skate Ontario and the Province of Ontario.

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