2021 Winter - Club Programming


We are finalizing ourWinter Club Volleyball programming, however, in order to try to ensure safety for all,
our initial re-start programs will allow Early Commitment to our previous club team members as we are adhering to guidelines for our current community.
We are accepting positions for all club teams.
The application can be completed here:
https://forms.gle/o8gxR7dmG5s1eLEL6

Worksafe BC Plan - Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan (November 19, 2020)

Phase 1-Outdoor Program  

First level protection (elimination):

Limit the number of people at the workplace and ensure physical distance whenever possible  Measures in place

  • Limiting group sizes to 8 max.
  • Training groups will be split into smaller groups for training.
  • Athletes will bring their own training devices or will sanitize equipment after use.
  • In group play, adapted rules will restrict athletes to specific areas of the court.
  • No blocking will be allowed.(pending governing body approval.
  • Attacks must be backrow only.
  • All gear and water bottles will be spread throughout the park area.
  • Maintain Physical distancing of 6ft
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  • Train outdoors
 


Second level protection (engineering): Barriers and partitions  

Measures in place

  • Reduced number of athletes per court.
  • Courts spaced away from each other.
  • Hand sanitizer onsite available for all.
  • Sanitizing wipes available for equipment wipe downs.


Third level protection (administrative): Rules and guidelines  

Measures in place

  • Athletes must complete the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment prior to each session.
  • Athletes must provide a current up to date Contact tracing list and update this prior to each session.
  • Elastic lines will be placed on the court to delineate specific areas on the court.
  • Athletes are only able to compete in their designated area on the court
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  • No blocking will be permitted.
  • Players must be an arms length from the net when the ball is in the opponent's court.

  • Backrow attacking only.


Fourth level protection: Using masks (optional measure in addition to other control measures) 

Measures in place

  • Facemasks will be required by all athletes and coaches who are actively involved in the training program.
  

Return to Play Protocols

 

Phase 2-Indoor Training Program (Masks mandatory)

First level protection (elimination):  Limit the number of people at the workplace and ensure physical distance whenever possible  Measures in place

  • Limiting group sizes to 6 per side on a court max.

  • Cohorts of 100 people max
  • Training groups will be split into smaller groups for training.

  • Athletes will bring their own training devices or will sanitize equipment after use.

  • In group play, adapted rules will restrict athletes to specific areas of the court.
  • Blocking will be permitted.(pending governing body approval)
  • All gear and water bottles will be spread throughout the area rather than grouped. This helps assist with maintaining physical distancing.
  • Maintain Physical distancing of 6ft
.
  • Masks are to be worn by all athletes, and coaches.
  • Masks must be worn prior to exiting your vehicle and entering any gym.
  • Masks must be worn properly, meaning that mouth and nose must be covered. We are aware that movement may dislodge a mask, but, participants whose masks are dislodged must replace their mask as quickly as possible.
  • Every 30 minutes during sessions, we will have mandatory Hand Sanitization breaks.
  • We will expect all participants to  “GEAR UP” prior to entering any building. This means that knee pads, ankle braces, and shoes must be put on prior to entering any building. Why are we doing this? “Gearing Up”  causes too many people to be sitting around “chit chatting and socializing” unnecessarily.

  • Bare minimum gear must be brought into any building. We want clear open spaces, therefore, leave backpacks and heavy jackets etc in your car prior to exiting your vehicle.
  • Water Bottles may be brought into buildings, HOWEVER, please place your water bottle at court side at least 6ft away from others.
  • All Contact Tracing Updates MUST BE completed by 4pm on the training day. I will no longer be contacting people to check on whether they will be participating. No contact tracing received by 4pm means no training on that day. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • We will continue with on site temperature checks. If an athlete shows a temperature indicated by the infrared forehead scan, we will isolate the athlete and re-check temperature after 5 minutes. If this second scan still shows a temperature, we will ask the athlete to contact a parent for immediate pickup.


Second level protection (engineering): Barriers and partitions  

Measures in place

  • Reduced number of athletes per court.
  • Courts spaced away from each other.
  • Hand sanitizer onsite available for all. Sani breaks every 30 mins or upon player contact.
  • Sanitizing wipes available for equipment wipe downs.


Third level protection (administrative): Rules and guidelines  

Measures in place

  • Athletes must complete the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment prior to each session.

  • Athletes must provide a current up to date Contact tracing list and update this prior to each session.
  • Athletes are only able to compete with their designated cohort.

  • Blocking will be permitted.(pending governing body approval)


Fourth level protection: Using masks (optional measure in addition to other control measures) 

Measures in place

  • Face masks will be required by all athletes and coaches who are actively involved in the training program.
  

 

Illness Policy (Adapted from ViaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines)

In the illness policy below, a Team Member includes staff and athletes.

  1. Inform an individual in a position of authority (Coach or Club Director) immediately if, you feel any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite.
 
  2. Assessment 

    1. 1. Team members must complete the contact tracing update form before their practice to attest that they are not feeling any of the COVID 19 symptoms.
    2. Coaches will visually monitor team members to assess any early warning signs and to touch base on how they are regarding their personal safety throughout the practice.

    3. If Team Members are unsure they should use the self-assessment tool https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en or through the COVID-19 BC Support App self assessment tool.

  3. If a Team Member is feeling sick with COVID-19 like symptoms:
    1. They should remain at home and contact Health Link BC at 8-1-1.

    2. If they feel sick and /or are showing symptoms while at practice, they should be sent home immediately and have them contact 8-1-1 or a doctor for further guidance.

    3. No Team Member may participate in a practice if they are symptomatic.
  4. If a Team Member tests positive for COVID-19:
    1. The Team Member will not be permitted to return to training until they are free of the COVID19 virus.

    2. Any Team Members who work/play closely with the infected Team Member will also be asked to social isolate from training for at least 14 days to ensure the infection does not spread further.

    3. Close off, clean and disinfect their work/practice/facility area immediately and any surfaces that could have potentially be contaminated/touched.
  5. f a Team Member has been tested and is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 Test:
    1. As with the confirmed case, the Team Member must practice self isolation from the training.
    2. The Public Health Agency of Canada advises that any person who has even mild symptoms to stay home and call the public health authority of B.C.
    3. Other Team Members who may have been exposed will be informed and requested to self isolate from training for at least 14 days or until the diagnosis of COVID-19 is ruled out by health authorities.
  6. If a Team Member has come in to contact with someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19:
    1. Team Members must advise their Coach if they reasonably believe they have been exposed to COVID-19.

    2. Once the contact is confirmed, the Team Member will be asked to self isolate from training for at least 14 days or as otherwise directed by public health authorities. Team Members who may have come into close contact with the Team Member will also be asked to self isolate from training for at least 14 days.

    3. The activity area will be closed off, cleaned, and disinfected immediately and any other surfaces that could have potentially been infected/touched.

  7. Quarantine or Self-Isolate if:
    1. Any Team Member who has travelled outside of Canada or the province within the last 14 days is not permitted to enter any part of the facility and must quarantine and self-isolate.
    2. Any Team Member with any symptoms of COVID-19 is not permitted to take part in any training and must quarantine and self-isolate.
    3. Any Team Member from a household with someone showing symptoms of COVID-19 is not permitted to enter any part of the facility and must quarantine and self-isolate.
    4. Any Team Member who is in quarantine or self-isolating as a result of contact with an infected person or in families who are self-isolating, is not permitted to take part in any training and must quarantine and self-isolate
  

Outbreak Plan (Adapted from ViaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines) 

Early detection of symptoms will facilitate the immediate implementation of effective control measures. In addition, the early detection and immediate implementation of enhanced cleaning measures are two of the most important factors in limiting the size and length of an outbreak. An “outbreak” is two or more cases; a “case” is a single case of COVID-19.

  1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of staff or volunteers if a case or outbreak is reported.
  2. Determine who within the organization has the authority to modify, restrict, postpone or cancel activities.
  3. If staff (including volunteers) or a participant reports they are suspected or confirmed to have COVID19 and have been at the gym we will implement our Illness Policy and advise all individuals to:
    • self-isolate
    • monitor their symptoms daily, report respiratory illness and not to return to activity for at least 10 days following the onset of fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite
    • use the COVID-19 self-assessment tool at BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to help determine if further assessment or testing for COVID-19 is needed.
 ◦ Individuals can contact 8-1-1 if further health advice is required and 9-1-1 if it is an emergency. o Individuals can learn more about how to manage their illness here
    • http://www.bccdc.ca/healthinfo/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/if-youaresick
  4. In the event of a suspected case or outbreak of influenza-like-illness, we will immediately report and discuss the suspected outbreak with the Medical Health Officer (or delegate) at the local health authority
  

First Aid Plan

  1. When administering first aid to an athlete, the first aid attendant must put on a mask and gloves.
  2. We will follow Work Safe BC’s guide for Occupational First Aid Attendants and the Red Cross protocols for an unresponsive person

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