COVID-19


Curling in the time of COVID-19

 

The Board of Directors of the SCC decided on August 31st to proceed with opening the Club for the upcoming curling season.  The Board has reviewed the current AHS recommendations as well as guidelines from Curling Canada, Curl Alberta and other clubs in the area.  The following Return to Play Protocols will be implemented for the start of the 2021 - 2022 season:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all members and visitors who wish to participate in all leagues and events
  • Curlers will wear masks and practice distancing, when appropriate to do so
  • Cleaning products will be provided for personal use and to clean all field of play surfaces (rock handles, scoreboards, shelves, etc.)
  • Lockers will be available for use
  • Sweeping policy will be normal sweeping - 2 sweepers are allowed and skips can sweep as normal. 
  • Maintain physical distancing on the rink as curlers do not have to wear masks during play (though they will still be encouraged to do so)
  • AHS policy and Strathcona County Bylaw requires masks in all public areas. Therefore, masks will be required when members and guest are in the lower lounge and when moving from the lower lounge to the upper lounge. Masks are not required when eating or drinking at tables in the upper lounge.

 

We strongly encourage participants, spectators, staff and guests of the Club to take steps/actions to safeguard themselves and others. This includes, but not limited to:

  • Being double vaccinated
  • Wearing a mask
  • Maintaining distancing both on and off the ice
  • Using disinfecting products made available
  • Washing your hands
  • Staying home when not feeling well

 

 

Policy for Requirement for COVID Vaccination as of September 13, 2021

 

The Edmonton area and Strathcona County are experiencing an increasing rate of COVID-19 cases. New COVID-19 protocols have recently been introduced by groups like Curling Canada, local and regional sports teams and Alberta universities. Because Board of the Strathcona Curling Club takes the safety and well-being of all club members, staff and volunteers very seriously, we have decided to implement some significant and necessary changes to protect our membership. Consequently, the Board has decided to require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, for all members and visitors who wish to participate in all leagues and events.

 

The vaccination policy is listed below. All collected information will limited to 2 people, the President and the Membership Secretary, and will be kept confidential, protected and will be destroyed at the end of the season.

 

Proof of Vaccination:

If you have been vaccinated against COVID you will have received a record of vaccinations at the time you were vaccinated.  This document will be accepted as proof of vaccination.  Your vaccination record can also be downloaded from MyHealth, the government website for health information.  If you have lost your record you may obtain a duplicate at the place where you received your vaccinations.

 

Fully Vaccinated Members:

Fully vaccinated is defined as being at least 2 weeks past receiving your second dose of vaccine. Proof of vaccination must be provided to a Club representative, in person, upon first arrival at the Club.

 

Partially Vaccinated Members:

Partially vaccinated is defined as being less than 2 weeks past receiving your final dose of vaccine or having received only 1 dose of a 2 dose vaccine.  Partially vaccinated members will be allowed to curl but are expected to provide proof of a second vaccination before the end of October.  During this period partially vaccinated members are expected to be masked whenever possible and socially distanced at all times. Proof of vaccination status must be provided to a Club representative, in person, upon first arrival at the Club.

 

Changes in Vaccination Status:

Proof of any changes in vaccination status may be provided at any time to the President or Membership Secretary by emailing info@strathconacurlingclub.ca

 

Exemptions to Vaccination Requirement:

Exceptions to this vaccination requirement, for those of eligible age, may be requested and will be considered on a case by case basis. This includes those who are unable to receive the vaccination for medical reasons. To request an exemption, please email the President at info@strathconacurlingclub.ca

 

Members or guests who are under 12 years of age:

We are not offering a Youth or After School Curling this year, therefore we do not have any regular members under 12.  Guests under 12 years of age will not be required to be vaccinated but they will be required to be masked during the time they are inside our facility.

 

Refunds for Those Who No Longer Wish to be Members:

Members who have already registered and who are no longer interested in curling at the Strathcona Curling Club due to the implementation of these enhanced safety measures must advise the Membership Secretary of their intention to not curl by emailing info@strathconacurlingclub.ca by September 24, 2021 at 4 pm in order to receive a full refund.

 

Help us communicate.

Please communicate with your team members, friends and guests to ensure that they are informed of this policy.  Your cooperation in ensuring that the curling experience is as safe as possible for everyone at the Club is much appreciated.

If you need people complete your team, please email info@strathconacurlingclub.ca The club will assist where possible to help you find team members.  

 

Questions:

Should you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to info@strathconacurlingclub.ca

 

 

 

 

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