WE ARE CURRENTLY IN PHASE 3 OF RETURN TO SPORT GUIDELINES.
The health and safety of players, coaches, trainers, officials, volunteers’ parents, administrators, and families remains the number one priority of the Chilliwack Giants and our members. This is meant to be an overview of the guidelines for Return to Sport and includes specific protocols to be followed as it relates to CMFA activities and Covid-19. Please review the BCPFA Return to Sport Guidelines as well as viaSport Guidelines for a complete set of guidelines that must be followed over and above all.
Illness Policy – refer to the BCPFA Illness policy for complete guidelines.
The following policy must be strictly adhered to.
In this policy, “team member” includes an employee, volunteer, participant, parent or spectator – basically anyone associated with the club or league.
Inform an individual in a position of authority (coach, team manager, program coordinator) 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.
Team members must review the self-assessment signage located throughout the facility before their practice/activity to attest that they are not feeling any of the COVID 19 symptoms.
Managers/coaches will visually monitor team members to assess any early warning signs as to the status of their health and to touch base on how they are regarding their personal safety throughout the workday/practice/activity.
If Team Members are unsure please have them use the self-assessment tool
3. If a Team Member is feeling sick with COVID-19 symptoms
They should remain at home and contact Health Link BC at 8-1-1.
If they feel sick and /or are showing symptoms while at the training session, they should be sent home immediately and have them contact 8-1-1 or a doctor for further guidance.
No Team Member may participate in a practice/activity if they are symptomatic.
4. If a Team Member test positive for Covid 19
The Team Member will not be permitted to return to the practice/facility until they arefree of the COVID-19 virus.
Any Team Members who work/play closely with the infected Team Member will also be removed from the workplace/practice/facility for at least 14 days to ensure the infection does not spread further.
Close off, clean and disinfect their work/practice/facility area immediately and any surfaces that could have potentially be infected/touched.
5. If a Team Member has been tested and is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 Test
As with the confirmed case, the Team Member must be removed from the practice/facility.
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.
Other Team Members who may have been exposed will be informed and removed from the practice/activity for at least 14 days or until the diagnosis of COVID-19 is ruled out by health authorities.
The practice/activity space will be closed off, cleaned, and disinfected immediately and any other surfaces that could have potentially been infected/touched
6. If a Team Member has come in to contact with someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19
Team Members must advise their manager/coach if they reasonably believe they have been exposed to COVID-19.
Once the contact is confirmed from Fraser Health, the Team Member will be removed from the practice/activity for at least 14 days or as otherwise directed by public health authorities.
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:
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.
Any Team Member with any symptoms of COVID-19 is not permitted to enter any part of the facility and must quarantine and self-isolate.
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.
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 enter any part of the facility.
We will continue to do wellness checks prior to admitting people into the field area. Some aspects that are covered are: Symptom (cough, fever, headaches, etc) checks
Anyone asked to isolate or quarantine due to exposure at or outside of football or cheer, shall remain away from Giants events for the period of their isolation/quarantine.
Anyone that has travelled outside of the country will be asked to not attend events
Signage is posted around the fields relating to Covid-19 protocols. Please adhere to these instructions.
Masks must be worn in all indoor buildings. (tower, concession)
Anyone running a high temp or showing covid-19 symptoms will be sent home.
Anyone (coaching staff or player) that is feeling ill during the activity, must go home.
No sharing water bottles. Participants should bring their own water