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2020/2021 COMOX VALLEY SCHOOLS RETURN TO SPORT INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

The 2020/2021 sporting seasons will look a lot different this year because of the current COVID 19 pandemic. BC School Sports (BCSS) and Comox Valley Schools have posted Return to School Sport Guidelines which indicate:
• No interschool sport competition at this time.
• Physical distanced sessions – everyone is to remain two metres away at ALL times (on and off the court)
• All participants MUST complete the appropriate forms (see below for links to the forms) and have them submitted before a participant can take part.
• All participants MUST complete a health check before participating.

Training Details
- Training will be comprised of skill development drills as all participants must physical distance at two metres. Some intra-squad competition will be allowed (modified play). There will be no interschool competition at this time
- Sessions will begin the week of the 26th, to be announced later.
- To begin with, we will have one training session per week.
- The length of the program is to be determined but will likely conclude at the end of November. Winter Sports will begin December 1st.

Check-in Protocols
- Please arrive at the gym no more than 10 min before. Wait outside (not in the hallway) if the gym is not open yet, or still occupied by a previous group. Sanitize your hands before entering the gym.
- While putting on your court shoes, please sit along the wall at least two metres apart. Keep your masks on until told you can remove them.
- Limit the amount of gear that you bring to the gym (just your water bottle, shoe bag and warmups). Once you enter the court ready to begin, DO NOT return to your gear during practice i.e., do not touch your phone during practice.
- Before entering the court, you will be required to complete the Health Check (refer to Attendance and Health Checks section)

Attendance & Health Checks:
- A sign in sheet will be created for participants to indicate when they attend each time and record their responses to the Comox Valley Schools Health Check.
Before arriving for each session, please ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have any of the following new key symptoms? Symptoms include: fever, chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell or taste, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
- Have you travelled from travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days? o Are you a confirmed contact of a person confirmed to have COVID-19?

If you answer ‘YES’ to any of the questions above you cannot attend the session. Please refer to Appendix C of the COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 School Setting document to find information on when you can return - http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-InfoSite/Documents/COVID_public_guidance/Guidance-k-12-schools.pdf

On Court Protocols
- When entering the gym, participants are to place their personal belongings (i.e. water bottle & backpack) along the wall, next to the bleachers—two metres apart from others. First one it, start at the far end of the gym reduce brush-by contacts.
- Participants will be required to physically distance - stay 2 meters apart - during the entire duration of the session, including during water breaks.
- Participants will follow instructions of the coach(es) as to when and how drills will proceed: NO FREELANCING on the court between drills.
- Participants should avoid touching equipment as much as possible. Coaches will manage the fixed equipment.
- Participants should NOT touch their face with their hands at any time. You may wish to bring a small towel.
- DO NOT use your hands to wipe the bottom of your shoes at any time! This is now a banned practice. Wear longer socks and wipe on your ankles.
- There will be regular hand washing / sanitizing breaks.
Forms
The following two forms must be filled out and signed before a participant can take part in the program.
Your forms must be submitted to your staff sponsor prior to beginning physical activity.