COVID-19 Policies

Updated November 29, 2021

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.

Pick Up, Drop Off, Vaccination and Spectator Information

The gym club door (to the right of the main complex front doors) will be used for access to and from the facility.

We will open the outside door 10 minutes before class starts.

Gymnasts and one spectator per current registered family (if they decide to stay to watch) can enter at this time. Only one spectator per current registered family is allowed, except for babies under one-year old.

All spectators must provide proof of full vaccination (two doses plus two weeks from date of second dose) plus photo ID every time they enter the facility.

All gymnasts who are 12 years of age receive a 12-week grace period from the date of their birthday, before they must provide proof of full vaccination (two doses plus two weeks from date of second dose) plus health card at the first class they attend during the session.

All gymnasts who are older than the above mentioned, must provide proof of full vaccination (two doses plus two weeks from date of second dose) plus health card at the first class they attend during the session.

Once inside the facility your child will turn right and go towards the gymnastics area. The club’s staff will be assisting all the children from then on. Have your child comfortable and prepared for this transition before you bring them inside the building. All spectators will turn left once they are inside the building and proceed to the viewing area.

Since the gym club’s hallways are not a wide-open area, it is crucial this transition in and out of the building goes smoothly and with everyone maintaining their social distance to avoid ending up clumping close together in this area.

The gym club along with the city staff are continuing to do everything we can to avoid an outbreak during this pandemic.

We will leave the outside door open until 3 minutes after classes begin. After this time if you arrive late, you can call 519-421-0953 and a supervisor will open the door to let you in.

All spectators who have been viewing the class must leave and go outside 3 minutes before class ends. All spectators must be waiting outside before the gymnasts start getting ready to leave the gym area. It is very important not to wait inside the gym lobby as we must always avoid congestion in this and all areas.

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

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

Gymnast Information

If your child or anyone in your household has symptoms associated with COVID-19 you must stay home that week and do not attend class.

Make sure the gymnast arrives wearing a proper and securely fitted mask to gymnastics. A well-fitted mask will allow your child to participate without worrying about their mask moving during their activities. We modify aerobic activities to account for mask usage.

Because everyone is wearing masks at all times, coaches are allowed to spot to prevent injuries. The coaches will help each gymnast create a training program leading towards their goals.

All gymnasts must be comfortable not having their parent in the facility with them, must be able to stay with their coach and group, and remain aware to social distance.

If your child is not able to follow the protocols they will not be allowed to continue in the class for the remainder of the term. Please refer to the Refund section on the program page on the website if you need a refund.

Keep your social distance between other people for everyone’s safety.

Use hand sanitizer on entry to the facility, at the start of each event, and when you leave. The gym club will have hand sanitizer at the entrance to the gym and inside the gym area.

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 left behind at the club. Drinking from another gymnast’s water bottle is prohibited.

Parent/Caregiver/Spectator Information

If you or anyone in your household has symptoms associated with COVID-19 you must stay home that week.

Everyone is required to wear a proper and securely fitted mask at all times inside all of our facility and hallway areas to help keep everyone safe.

If you need to speak to the supervisor during the class, please call 519-421-0953 and we will address your request or concern. Do not come into the gymnastics area or lobby. Inside the facility we must talk to parents by phone so we can maintain social distance inside the facility.

Parents must proceed directly to the viewing area and not remain in the gym club lobby. Use of the washroom is permitted but remaining in the gym club lobby or gymnastics area is not.

The back hallway viewing area is small and has a low ceiling. Proper and securely fitted masks are required to be worn at all times in all indoor areas including the viewing area. No eating or drinking is allowed in the viewing area or hallways. There are a limited number of seats that are not to be moved, to provide some social distancing. We are aware the sight lines are not perfect. There are also a few marked standing spaces behind the low wall where the ramp is located.

If anyone does not follow these rules while inside these areas of the facility, call us at 519-421-0953 and let us know.

For those parents/caregivers who are wondering, it is not required that you come inside to watch your child’s gymnastics class.

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.

All gym club staff are fully vaccinated (two doses plus two weeks from date of second dose).

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 proper and securely fitted masks at all times.

Final Comment

Please keep in mind the reasons all these rules are put in place and must be followed, is only to help do everything that can be done to continue avoiding a coronavirus outbreak at this gymnastics club. We are only doing our best to avoid an outbreak and to have things run well for the gymnasts. We all will be very relieved when the waves of this pandemic end and we can all adjust to the new normal.
In the meantime, we will continue to keep everyone updated as circumstances and rules change. Please feel free to Facebook message, e-mail, or phone us any time if you have any questions.