Updated Communicable Disease Plan


Oct. 29, 2021


updated plan: 

DCMHA Covid Vaccination Status Spectator Arena Plan Oct 25

MASKS ARE TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES FOR ANY SPECATATOR 5 YEARS OR OLDER

 Kin Arena

- Table will be set up in the Lobby on the West side by the door entrance

- 1-2 Door Greeters with Hi-Visual Vest will be at the table.

- 30 mins Before Greeter is to allow in the Players. Greeter may open other doors temporarily to allow for the Players, Coaches, Manager and Safety in.

o Door Greeter is to Check Vaccine Passport and ID of all Non-Players over the Age of 12

§ This includes Coaches, Officials, HSCP and all other Volunteers

o U9 and lower, Parents can come in with child to aid in helping with equipment. Once Child is ready all Parents are to exit the building.

o Coaches, Manager and Safety can stay in the lobby

- Spectators are to wait outside until 10 minutes before the event

o Door Greeter will let you know when it is time to enter the Arena

- Spectators will show Passport and ID for anyone over 19+Once confirmed the Spectator will head to the stands. If Spectator has already filled out Consent form agreement, then Spectator’s ID will be confirmed and be able to head to the Stands.

o If Spectator must leave the arena and come back, please, let the Greeter know.

o For Games Greeter can use stamps to know who has been checked and who hasn’t

- Lobby will be for Managers and Safety; Spectators are to watch from the stands.

- After practice/Game is over Spectators are to exit the building right away.

- Players and Coaches have 45 mins to exit the building.

 

Memorial Arena

- Table will be set up in the Lobby on the West side by the door entrance.

- 1-2 Door Greeters with Hi-Visual Vest will be at the table.

- Other than the Concession door, the East side Lobby Doors will be locked.

- 30 mins. prior to practice or the game, the Greeter is to allow in the Players, Coaches, Manager and Safety people. Greeter may open East side Doors Temporary to allow teams in.

o Door Greeter is to Check Vaccine Passport and ID of all Non-Players over the Age of 12

§ This includes Coaches, Officials, HSCP and all other Volunteers

o U9 and lower, Parents can come in with child to aid in helping with equipment. Once Child is ready all Parents are to exit the building the same way they came in.

o Coaches, Manager and Safety can stay below the stands by the dressing rooms

- Spectators are to wait outside until 10 minutes before the event

o Door Greeter will let you know when it is time to enter the Arena

- Spectators will show Passport and ID for anyone over 19+Once confirmed the Spectator will head to the stands. If Spectator has already filled out Consent form agreement, then Spectator’s ID will be confirmed and be able to head to the Stands.

o If Spectator must leave the arena and come back, please let the Greeter know.

o For Games Greeter can use stamps to know who has been checked and who hasn’t

- After practice/game is over spectators are to exit the building right away.

- Players and Coaches have 45 mins to exit the building.

 

 

Consent Form

- DCMHA has consent forms for Parents. These can be filled out for anyone that is in the immediate family of the player. (Parents, legal Guardian, siblings etc.)

- Once the Form is filled out and Vaccination Status has been verified, then Spectator does not have to show their Vaccination status when entering

o However, Vaccination Status may be asked by Northern Health Representative so Spectator should always carry it on them.

- List of Spectators that have signed the Consent form will be entered on Team Snap in files

 

October 25, 2021

 

The current Communicable Disease Plan can be found on the DCMHA website and forms part of the DCMHA Policy:

If you have any questions at any ice time, please speak to the Safety Person (HCSP) in attendance at the DCMHA event you are attending or contact the DCMHA Risk Manager by emailing: riskmanager@dcmha.ca

DCMHA ice times/events must follow all governing body guidelines. Links are enclosed for your reference. If there is a conflict between any guidelines, the stricter of the two are to be followed.

For the winter of 2021, DCMHA is using ice at the Memorial or Kin Arena and therefore, the summaries below reflect the restrictions and guidelines for those.

Restrictions in Place

· DCMHA will be responsible for checking vaccinations, mask wearing, attendance limits.

· Dressing rooms are again available with no capacity limits. Dressing room assignments will be on the whiteboards out front.

· Masks are required for all those 5 years old and older entering the arenas. This is anyone born in 2016 or earlier.

· Masks are not required on the ice. When your helmet goes on the mask comes off

· Arrival and Departures - Players- Enter 30 minutes before and leave 45 minutes after. Spectators are to be allowed in 10 minutes before start of event and must leave right after.

· Arenas are at 50% Spectator Capacity.

· Memorial Arena is 500 spectators

· Kin Arena is 150 spectators

· All Spectators 12 and older must be able to show proof of vaccinations

· 19+ Vaccination Status Card and ID

· Under 19 Vaccination Status Card.

· Exemptions for showing Vaccination Status for youth sports are:

· Players under the age of 22

· Volunteers Over the age of 12 that are not Exempt from Vaccination Status but outside the spectator count are:

· Officials

· Coaches and Coach Staff (includes Managers)

· 2- HCSP per team (Must be certified)

· Any On-Ice Helpers

· Scorekeepers

· Penalty Box Personnel

· Video Streamers

· Any other off Ice volunteer

· Parents of Children that are in U9 and younger:

· Non-vaccinated Parents are allowed to come into the dressing room and help the child get ready.

· Once Child is ready parent must then exit the arena until the child is off the ice. Then they can come back in and help their child again

· DCMHA recommends children in this group come dressed if possible

· Note: DCMHA’s policy is that any child U9 and younger have a parent or other adult accompany them while at the Arena. Coaches and safety people are not trained to take care of unsupervised children. If parent can not stay, we ask that parents make plans with another parent to watch their child. This is still the case when a parent cannot enter due to vaccination status.

· Physical distancing on the ice is no longer required.

· Self-assessment screening is no longer required

· DCMHA is no longer required to obtain the names and contact details for all parties attending events.

· Travel for sport is now permitted across Canada, but we will be cognizant of travel restrictions between provinces or territories.

· International travel must still follow federal restrictions and guidance.

DCMHA Communicable Disease Protocols General

· DCMHA will have one Hockey Canada Safety People per team and a minimum of one at each ice time to ensure all protocols are being adhered to.

· Participants are required to follow proper hand hygiene protocols prior to and during activity. .

· Participants will not spit on ice or benches.

· DCMHA membership and their guests, are not permitted to attend a DCMHA session if they are sick or exhibiting any signs of illness such as a fever, congestion, coughing, sneezing, etc.... DO NOT SHOW UP SICK. This includes referees and outside instructors attending DCMHA events.

· The Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP) will remove from the ice and/or facility anyone in attendance at a DCMHA event that is exhibiting any signs of illness.

· DCMHA will provide a copy of the DCMHA Communicable Disease Plan to its membership.

· The DCMHA Referee in Chief will be required to ensure all referees have been provided a copy of the DCMHA Communicable Disease Plan.

• A player or any team staff that has been had any symptoms of illness whether mild or severe, can return to the team and ice sessions once they have provided a doctor’s note, a negative covid test clearing them to return and/or are 100% symptom free.

Equipment

· ? No sharing of water bottles.

· ? Water bottles are to be cleaned after each use.

· ? It is recommended to not share gear (both training and player gear) unless it has been thoroughly cleaned and/or 24 to 48 hours has passed since it was last used.

· ? DCMHA will provide the HCSP disposable masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant spray with all assigned team first aid kits and in storage lockers.

· ? Goalies are permitted to share gear only under specific circumstances: the goalie gear is sprayed with the gear cleaner provided by DCMHA, set out to dry, and 24 to 48 hours has passed before the gear is given to and used by the next goalie.

Important Links

Via Sport Return to Sport Restart:

https://www.viasport.ca/sites/default/files/Return_to_Sport_Restart_2.0_07-01.pdf Northern Health Current Orders https://www.northernhealth.ca/sites/northern_health/files/health-information/health-topics/orders/documents/nh-gatherings-events-orders-oct-2021.pdf

://cloud.rampinteractive.com/dcmhaca/files/DCMHA%20Communicable%20Disease%20Plan.pdf

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