COVID -19 Information

Stages for Re-Opening

Stage 1

Online recreation programs begin July 4th

Competitive classes starting back in gym training on Monday June 29th

Stage 2

Summer camp

Summer Camp will begin on July 14th

Camp Will run the following days:

Tuesday 1:00-4:00pm

Thursday 1:00-4:00pm

Friday 9:00am- 12:00

We hope to add more days and times in August.

For more information Please contact the office. 

Stage 3

Recreational classes will resume in the fall. Exact start date is still to be determined. 

For more information Please contact the office. 

Protocols at the Gym

Before Training

All club members, parents and staff will be required to complete a declaration form stating their understanding of COVID-19 as well as their responsibility to self regulate.

Participants and staff should not enter the facility if either they or a household member has had an onset of an illness with suspected or lab-confirmed COVID-19 related symptoms in the past 14 days.

Athletes will arrive at the front of the gym and take a spot in the socially distanced line waiting to be admitted by a staff member. Athletes must wear a mask when they enter the facility but may remove it when they start to train.

Athletes will arrive at the gym changed. Use of the change rooms will not be permitted. The washrooms will be open for limited use and will be cleaned after each use.

Athletes will arrive with gym bag or tote containing all of their personal items. This bag/tote will stay with them the entire practice and will be carried from event to event. Athletes who arrive without their bag/tote will not be allowed into the gym to train.

Immediately upon entering the gym athletes will be required to remove their footwear, bag their shoes and place them in their gym bag/tote.

They will be asked to sanitize their feet, and then wash and sanitize their hands before entering the training area.

During Training

Athletes will be directed to a boxed area on the floor for warm-up. They will place their bag/tote just outside of their box while they warm-up.

After warm-up athletes will be given a few moments to go to the washroom (if required) one by one.  A coach will sanitize the seat, handles and taps in the washroom between uses. Athletes will also use this time to fuel up with a protein shake or beverage in their box on the floor. (or just water if they prefer). Food will be no longer be permitted during training for health and safety reasons. At this time, athletes will also receive instructions from their coaches as to the training plan for the rest of the practice.

Athletes will be stationed in such a way that they maintain an absolute minimum of 6 feet apart through their entire training.

They will be required to sanitize their hands and feet before each event. We intend to keep them on individual apparatus for extended periods of time to minimize the number of times that they will need to sanitize. Although we will have hand sanitizer available at each event, we suggest sending athletes to gym with their preferred brand.

 

Respiratory etiquette will be required including coughing or sneezing into either one’s arm or a tissue

Maximum numbers in the facility will be determined by Provincial Guidelines and will be equivalent to a maximum of 1 person per 144square metres.

 

One of the key protocols is that there will be NO SHARING of personal items. All athletes will be required to have their own drink bottle,  tupperware container for chalk, spray bottle, tape, braces, massage items etc. The gym will have chalk and tape available for sale for all members. A charge $4 charge for one roll of tape and a $5 charge for one block of chalk will be place on the accounts of each athlete that  returns to “IN GYM“ activity. They will be distributed on each individual’s first training day back. Additional rolls and blocks will be available for sale as required.

After Training

At the end of training, athletes will be dismissed one by one through the south door of the facility (by beams)

Gymnastics equipment, mats, floors, counters and bathrooms will be sanitized between classes as well as at the end of the day.

Facility

Government of Ontario handwashing and physical distancing protocols will be posted in high traffic areas for visual reminders.

Physical distancing requirements will be met from drop-off, through training and during pick up through use of marked areas.

Gymnastics equipment, mats, floors, counters and bathrooms will be sanitized between classes as well as at the end of the day.

Pit usage will be eliminated until further notice.

No spectators will be permitted in the gym through this phase of re-opening/training.  There will always be a minimum of two coaches in the facility and the front door will be locked as soon as the class is ready to enter the gym. Late arrivals will not be permitted entrance to the facility.

Staff

Prior to coming to work, all staff will be required to screen themselves using a self assessment tool and report to their designated supervisor to determine if they have any COVID related symptoms. A record log of self assessments will be kept.

All coaching will be hands free (no spotting) for competitive programs. Training will be modified so that athletes are performing only safe skills/drills for them. Spotting will ONLY occur in emergencies if it is required to prevent injury.

Coaches must wear gloves and a mask if they are taping an athlete.

OFFICE HOURS

Current office hours will vary due to the COVID-19 situation. Please Email or leave a phone message if we we are not available and we will respond as soon as possible. Please expect a slower then normal response time. 

FIND US

475 Edward Ave, Unit 12

Richmond Hill ON, L4C 5E5

richmondhillgymnastics@bellnet.ca

TEL: 905-884-6175

FAX: 905-884-2531

@richmondhillgymnastics

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