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.
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