LMHA RETURN TO HOCKEY SAFETY PROTOCOL - FALL 2021, News (LaSalle Minor Hockey Association)

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LMHA RETURN TO HOCKEY SAFETY PROTOCOL - FALL 2021
Health Screening Protocols

· Before entering the Vollmer Recreation Centre, all players, coaches, volunteers and spectators MUST complete the on-line LMHA Check In Form (health screening questionnaire) that is found on the LMHA website at: https://lasallesabres.com

· Participants and guests may also use the QR code posted at the entrances to the Vollmer Recreational Centre to access the health screening questionnaire.

· The maximum number of spectators permitted per player is 2.


· If the answer is NO to all of the questions – they may enter.

· If the participant answers YES to any of the questions, they should not attend the activity until they do not have any signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
· Coaches must maintain accurate daily records of all coaches and players that attend each practice/game as the LMHA is responsible for producing contact tracing records of individuals/teams if requested by WECHU.

· If a Team Participant has one or more of the symptoms or answers YES to one or more of the screening questions, they should not enter the facility and should go home, self-isolate immediately and get tested.

· From the OHF “Return to Hockey Framework” August 27, 2021:

If anyone becomes ill at a hockey, they will:

• be immediately separated from others, in a separate room if possible, until they can go home

• be provided with a medical mask

• continue to be supervised according to the local hockey associations usual policy

• be asked to maintain physical distancing

• be unable to take team or public transportation

If your child becomes ill at hockey, they must go home;

• the team or local hockey association will contact you and you’ll need to arrange for them to get home, in a way that does not include public transportation.

• we encourage you to have a plan for this ahead of time. You should consult their health care provider.

• they may recommend your child get tested for covid-19.

• if you or your child are tested for covid-19, it’s easy to get the results.

Proof of Vaccination - Process

· The LaSalle Minor Hockey Association is presently working with the Town of Lasalle regarding vaccination requirements for participation as per the September 1, 2021 provincial announcement. Details are forthcoming.


Environment and Expectations

· Arrive at the facility at a designated time for the hockey-related activity. Do not arrive early.

· Leave the facility immediately following the hockey-related activity. Do not stay beyond the designated time.

· A designated warm-up area will be established in the near future. For the safety of all users, the use of mini-sticks, ball hockey etc. will not be permitted.

· Patrons may bring a beverage with them (water, coffee) but food is not permitted.

· Physical distancing of two (2) metres (six feet) will be maintained before, during, and after hockey-related activities.

· Participants may enter either through the front of the Vollmer Recreational Centre (south entrance) or the west entrance.

· Note: Participants and guests may NOT use the emergency exit on the north side of the building.

· Social distancing must be maintained during the duration of the visit and masks must be worn at all times.

· Players must wear masks in the dressing rooms as well and can remove them only when they place their helmet to leave to enter the players bench or ice.

· Due to provincial guidelines regarding social distancing, the maximum number of players permitted in the Vollmer dressing rooms at one time is 17.

· Users must maintain clean dressing rooms at all times.

· All coaches and players must leave the building promptly after the conclusion of their event.

Spectators

· Reminder: The maximum number of spectators per player is 2.

· Parents, guardians and other spectators are strongly requested to avoid the dressing room areas of facilities at all times, unless it is necessary to attend to an injured or unwell player when a parent or guardian is required to be in attendance.

· Where parents usually tie their children’s skates, it is advised that they come to the arena with skates (and guards) on or make arrangements for a coach to assist them.

Equipment

· While on the ice, players and Team Officials must always leave their helmet and gloves on, with the exception of Trainers who may remove their gloves to deal with an injured player.

· Players, Team Officials and on-ice officials are NOT required to wear a face mask while on the ice engaging in physical activity but are required to do so at all other times, including in the dressing room prior to going on the ice.

· Team Officials MUST wear a face mask while on the bench.

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