Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc. (DCM) is a non-profit Charitable organization which recognizes the value of Deaf Culture and American Sign Language. The purpose of the organization is to coordinate and/or provide resources, and programs that enhance the development of the Deaf community.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Manitoba Government announced Phase 2 about sports with some changes
Manitoba Government has announced related to Phase 2 with some change for sport related. Here is the full information about it. The ASL Vlog will be coming soon to explain about this:
Sports may resume some activities.
Players, coaches, managers, training staff and medical personnel employed by or affiliated with
a professional sports team may attend at the team's facilities for the purposes of training and
practising, provided that no members of the public are permitted to enter those facilities.
These organized activities can resume as long as precautions are taken, such as physical distancing
and enhanced cleaning of equipment and indoor spaces. Each sports organization and/or facility
must establish a plan for how to minimize physical contact between participants. Outdoor activities
are lower risk for transmission of COVID-19 than indoor activities. Guidance on performing a risk
assessment for different sports and establishing plans will be posted online as soon as possible.
All activities will require some modification from their usual operations; however, individual or
group activities that have close prolonged face-to-face contact (e.g. boxing, football) are higher
risk, and will require some modification of the sport or activity to minimize this type of contact.
These activities, including those with temporary foreign professional players and teams travelling
to northern communities, must adhere to travel restrictions.
The following guidelines should be followed.
Continue to offer virtual instruction or training where possible.
Individuals must use the self-screening tool before reporting to work, and should stay
home when ill.
Individuals must be screened for symptoms prior to participation each day of the activity,
and are not allowed to participate if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
If indoors, hand hygiene stations should be placed at the entrance and strategically
throughout the facility.
Shared equipment must be cleaned frequently. This can be done by participants,
but staff should ensure this is being done regularly.
Individuals are given information on social distancing. Indoor facilities must post
signs indicating physical distancing guidelines.
Ensure enhanced cleaning of indoor facilities, particularly washrooms.
Encouraging individuals to shower at home and limit use of locker area.
Removing any common use items from locker rooms.
Posting signage for guidance on shower area use to maintain physical distancing.
If locker rooms are used, consider modifying their use in order to maintain physical distancing.
As well, a disinfectant spray or wipes should be available for participants to disinfect locker
contact surfaces before and after use.
Enhanced and frequent cleaning and disinfection of locker rooms will be required.
Areas of congregation (e.g. team benches, pool edges) will require creative solutions to
adhere to physical distancing guidelines. This can be done in consultation with provincial
and national sport-specific COVID-19 guidance, where applicable.