COVID-19 POLICY

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Before the Season Starts

☐ Check to make sure sports and recreation activities are approved by your local and provincial government

☐ Understand the new safety rules and expectations for participants during COVID-19 and talk about them with your child.

☐ Each child should have their own face mask, hand sanitizer, towel, water bottle, and tissues labeled with their names

☐ All youth athletes should have an up-to-date sports physical before participating

Prior to Practice or Games

☐ Athletes should stay home from practice or games if they’re feeling sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19, and get a test if recommended by a medical professional

☐ Wash hands before arriving, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

☐ Bring sports equipment, water bottle, hand sanitizer, and face mask labeled with name.

☐ Stay in car or assigned school location until your coach is ready to start practice.

☐ Avoid gathering in groups before practice, maintain physical distance, and wear a face mask

During Practices and Games

☐ Athletes should maintain physical distance as much as possible

  • Spectators attending events must maintain physical distance and are required to wear face masks when physical distance cannot be maintained (ex. sitting in bleachers)

  • Spectators must maintain the recommended physical distance of three metres as recommended by Alberta Health Services.

  • Spectators should have personal sanitizers available, but may also use the sanitization stations provided by Big Time Players 7v7.

☐ With the exception of gameplay, all players are required to wear face masks at all times, especially when on the sidelines

☐ Avoid the following high-risk behaviours:

  • Huddles, high-fives, fist bumps, handshakes, etc.

  • Sharing food or drinks with teammates

  • Cheering, chanting, or singing when closer three metres from others

  • Spitting or blowing nose without a tissue.

☐ Store personal equipment three metres from teammates’ equipment

☐ Do not share equipment with teammates

☐ Sanitize hands before and after using shared equipment

☐ Tell a coach if you are not feeling well, leave practice, and follow all protocols outlined by Alberta Health Services

After Practices or Games

☐ Wash or sanitize hands.

☐ Wash or replace face masks, clothing/uniform, equipment, etc.

If an Athlete has COVID-19 or is a Close Contact of a Confirmed Case

Anyone who has been notified of a positive COVID-19 test should get their doctors approval before returning to exercise or sports. They need a minimum of 14 days of rest without exercise or competition. Players who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 must refrain from participating in practices or games until they have been tested. Players may return to games and practice once a negative COVID-19 test can be presented to the Big Time Players 7V7 Coaches and the Big Time Players 7v7 Health and Safety Committee for confirmation.

If a team has a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, all players on that team must be tested and either complete a 14-day quarantine, or produce a negative COVID-19 test.