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Mooretown Sports Complex Return to Play Plan following COVID-19 Closure

Mooretown Sports Complex Return to Play Plan following COVID-19 Closure

Mooretown Sports Complex

Return to Play Plan following COVID-19 Closure

Table of Contents
Strategy 3
Phased Approach 3
Phase 1 3
Participants & Spectators 3
Entering the Facility 3
Exiting the Facility 4
Facility Traffic Flow 5
Ice and Facility Bookings 5
Rules and Regulations 6
Recreational Programs, Swimming Pool & Health Club 6
Concession Operations 7
Future Phases 8
Phase 2 8
Pool Schedule 9
Phase 3(a) 9
Phase 4 10

Strategy
Phased Approach
The ice surfaces, swimming pool and health club at the Mooretown Sports Complex will re-open through a deliberate phased approach. The phased approach will see some sections of our facility remain closed until demand and provincial regulations dictate their ability to open. The overall safety of our community and users is of the most importance to the Township of St. Clair and community support and understanding is required to move from one phase to another. If cooperation is not gained from users, participants, permit holders and community members, moving into subsequent phases may be delayed. After entering a phase, if issues arise following the guidelines for that phase, the municipality may retract from the phase and re-enter the previous phase.

Phase 1
The Mooretown Sports Complex will open Rink #1 beginning August 31, 2020 integrating the requirements/guidelines set out by the Province, Lambton Public Health, the Township of St. Clair and other Recreation Organizations.

These requirements include, but are not limited to:
 Physical distancing
 Mask/face coverings to be worn while in the facility (except on the ice surface)
 No Spectators permitted in the facility
 Limited access to dressing rooms (15 minutes prior to and 10 minutes after rentals)
 Contact tracing
 Passive screening
 No showers
 Signage

During Phase 1, there will be no access to the viewing halls, arena stands, skate sharpening, swimming pool or health club.

Participants & Spectators
Entering the Facility

All participants are required to arrive at the facility dressed to participate in their activity. There is limited

space and time available within change rooms – these spaces have been designated for putting on participants skates ONLY. To allow for physical distancing, change rooms have each been designated a maximum capacity that is subject to each at any one time. Standard rentals will be provided 2 change rooms (subject to change), per rental, allowing for a maximum of 25 participants / users per rental. During this time, we will not be allowing spectators throughout Phase 1.

The Mooretown Sports Complex will be conducting mandatory screening of all participants who enter the facility. The screener will be stationed inside the facility doors and will meet participants and users as they arrive at the facility. This staff will confirm that screening has been completed, take names and phone numbers to allow for contact tracing. Additional screening including minor self-assessment questions will take place prior to participants and users being granted access to the facility. Participants
/ users will not be permitted access to the facility if they refuse to conduct these surveys.

Participants and users will follow the directional arrows throughout the facility. After staff complete their flood, they will notify the team waiting in the dressing room that the ice is ready by sounding the buzzer.
There will be no keys or locks issued or used for dressing rooms.

Exiting the Facility

Participants and users who are within the facility will not be permitted to exit through the main entrance – there is a one-way directional flow which must be followed. Failure to comply with these rules will result in removal and suspension from the facility, which may affect their entire user group.

Participants will be asked to leave through the designated exits.

Facility Flow

Ice and Facility Booking
All bookings will be subject to the approval of the Community Services Department heads and will be required to fill out a plan on how they intend on following the regulations/guidelines regarding return to play including COVID-19.

The following information will be included with the ice facility contract:

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19, like many other viruses, is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, provincial, and municipal governments and health agencies continue to recommend the practice of social distancing.

While the Township of St. Clair has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID- 19, the Municipality cannot guarantee that you and/or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19, or any other virus. Further, attending programs or facilities at the Mooretown Sports Complex could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19, or any other virus.

All participants and users will be required to complete waivers and assumption of risk agreements before / while entering the Mooretown Sports Complex.

General Facility Rules and Regulations

1. All participants are expected to follow the directional arrows and signage when moving throughout the facility.
2. All participants are expected to use the hand sanitizer stations at the entrance and exit of the facility.
3. All participants must follow the direction of staff.

Failure to follow the directional arrows, signage, direction from staff or appropriate physical distancing practices will result in expulsion from the facility without refund. The municipality reserves the right to deny access to the facility to any person for any reason.

Recreational Programs, Swimming Pool & Health Club
Arena:

No recreational ice programs will be offered during Phase 1 or 2 of the Mooretown Sports Complex Return to Play Plan.

When and if recreational ice programs return during the pandemic, all participants will be required to pre- register for the programs. There will be no “drop in” recreational ice programs. Programs that will be considered for the upcoming season will consist of:

 Adult skate
 Parent and tot skate

Further instructions will follow if recreational ice programming returns this season. Swimming Pool:
No swimming programs will be offered during Phase 1 of the Mooretown Sports Complex Return to Play
Plan.

When and if recreational swim programs return during the pandemic, all participants will be required to pre-register for the programs. There will be no “drop in” programs. Programs that will be considered for the upcoming phases will consist of:

 Lane Swims
 Recreational Swims
 Aqua Fitness Programs
 Parent and tot Programs
 Parented – Private Lessons (will not be the first phase of opening the pool)
 Advanced Swimming Programs (Bronze, NLS, WSI)

Further instructions will follow as we move through the phases and swimming pool programming returns.

Health Club / Fitness Classes:

The Health Club and Fitness classes will not be opening or resuming during Phase 1 or 2 of the Mooretown Sports Complex Return to Play Plan.

When and if the health club or fitness classes return during the pandemic, all participants will be required to pre-register for the programs. There will be no “drop in” programs or usage.

Further instructions will follow as we move through the phases and swimming pool programming returns.

Concession Operations
At this time, concession operations will be put on hold. This includes all vending machines.

Further considerations will follow as we move through the phases.

Future Phases (ALL Phases subject to change)
Phase 2
Phase 2 will include the Mooretown Sports Complex opening the Swimming Pool beginning October 19, 2020 incorporating the requirements / guidelines set out by the Province, Lambton Public Health Unit, the Township of St. Clair, Lifesaving Society, Red Cross and other Recreation Organizations.
These requirements include, but are not limited to:
 Physical distancing
 Mask/face coverings to be worn while in the facility (except on the pool deck)
 No Spectators permitted in the facility outside the pool area – ONLY 1 parent permitted to enter per child
 Limited access to dressing rooms (10 minutes prior to and 15 minutes after programs / swims)
 Contact tracing
 Passive screening
 No showers (except to shower as they enter)
 Signage

Phase 2 also includes all provisions previously listed in Phase 1 for the facility, including screening rules and directional flows.

Pool Schedule:

Phase 3(a)
The Mooretown Sports Complex would open Rink 2 should the demand for ice rentals increase and the facility acquires approval for multi-facility status in regards to gathering numbers. This phase will continue to adhere to the active guidelines and provisions that are set out by the Province of Ontario, Lambton Public Health, the Township of St. Clair and other Recreation Organizations.

Phase 3(b)
The Mooretown Sports Complex would implement a revised swimming pool schedule which would include lane swims, recreational swims, Aqua Fitness classes and Parented Private Lessons, should the facility acquire approval for multi-facility status in regard to gathering numbers. This phase will continue to adhere to the active guidelines and provisions that are set out by the Province of Ontario, Lambton Public Health, the Township of St. Clair, Lifesaving Society, Red Cross and other Recreation Organizations.

Phase 4
The Mooretown Sports Complex would open the Health Club by appointment ONLY. This phase will continue to adhere to the active guidelines and provisions that are set out by the Province of Ontario, Lambton Public Health, the Township of St. Clair and other Recreation Organizations.