COVID-19 Policies

Updated August 9, 2021

Parents/Caregivers

Make sure to read and follow all of the protocols on the COVID-19 Declaration of Compliance on the online registration site. This is our best defense to keep everyone safe. It is each parent’s responsibility to screen their child before leaving for each practice and to keep their child home if they have any symptoms or meet any criteria from the screening protocol.

We will have access to the viewing area for the September-October term unless new public health restrictions come into effect. Only 1 parent or caregiver per gymnast is allowed to provide adequate spacing. Parents are not allowed into the gymnastics area. Parents are also not allowed to remain in the gym club lobby.

Children will be able to come into the gym 7 minutes before class begins. Please wait in the complex lobby until that time if you arrive earlier. Please be waiting in the complex lobby at the end of class to pick up your child.

If you need to speak to the supervisor during the class, please call 519-421-0953 and they will address your request/concern.

Parents and caregivers are allowed to use the gym club’s washrooms but must return to the complex lobby/viewing area immediately after.

Parents will not be allowed to come into the gym club area with their child. All gymnasts must be able to follow our COVID-19 instructions/protocols throughout the entire time they are inside the gym club area. If your child is not able to follow the protocols they will not be allowed to continue in the class. Please refer to the Refund section on the program page. If you feel your child will have difficulty with these strict protocols, please do not register for a class at this time.

Follow social distancing protocols with all other people not in your family.

Everyone is required to wear a securely fitted mask at all times while inside all the complex areas to help keep everyone safe.

Gymnasts

Wear your own securely fitted mask to gymnastics. This is one of our main defenses against COVID-19. Gymnastics is mainly a non-aerobic sport and we will modify aerobic activities to account for mask usage.

Use hand sanitizer on entry to the facility, and at the start of each event. Remember not to touch your face or eyes. The gym club will have hand sanitizer at the entrance to the gym and at each event.

Public health guidelines state that all athletes should try to maintain 6 feet of distance from each other at all times. All gymnasts must follow this protocol, at all times, while you are inside the facility. This includes all areas inside the gymnastics facility.

The water fountain is not available for use. Gymnasts may bring in a clearly labelled water bottle to drink from. The gymnast’s water bottle must be labelled with their first and last name, in case the water bottle is forgotten and left behind at the club. Drinking from another gymnast’s water bottle is prohibited.

Because all gymnasts and coaches are wearing masks at all times, coaches are allowed to spot to prevent injuries. Everyone has also been off gymnastics for some time. Gymnasts will not be able to immediately do all of the moves they used to. The coaches will help each gymnast to create a training program leading towards their goals.

Gym Club Staff and Facility

All gym club staff will complete a self-assessment before their shift. Any staff feeling unwell or exhibiting possible symptoms of COVID-19 will stay home.

There will only be a maximum of 7 groups of 7 gymnasts in the gym at a time.

The staff are informed on the current protocols for running classes.

All staff will be wearing securely fitted masks.