COVID-19 SAFETY

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PLAYER PROTOCOLS

RETURN TO RUGBY
PLAYER GUIDANCE – ADULT RUGBY 

The following player guidance is for adult players during Stage 3 – Rugby Alberta Return to Play (as of July 5th, 2020).
Players are permitted to train as long as the following criteria are met (in line with Alberta Health Services guidelines):
The club has appointed a Covid-19 Safety Coordinator, undertaken the necessary risk assessments, deemed their pitches safe to reopen and have received sanctioning approval from Rugby Alberta.

  • The club has a check in/out process to record attendances and has a schedule in place to allocate time slots for players.

  • Players have shown no signs of Covid-19 symptoms (however mild) in the last 7 days.

Players who are showing signs of Covid-19 should not attend training. They should self-isolate and immediately contact https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-testing-in-alberta.aspx or call 811 if their symptoms are more serious. Any person who has to self-isolate is prohibited from attending any in-person rugby activity or facility for 10 days or until they are tested for COVID-19 and have provided notice of their negative result.

BEFORE TRAINING

  • Complete the required self-assessment and confirm that you will be attending the scheduled practice through the Sportlomo registration app.

  • Pack a personal water bottle, hand sanitizer and personal sealable bag before leaving for practice.

  • Arrive changed and ready to practice, the fields changing facilities are closed.

 

ARRIVAL AT TRAINING

  • Arrive at practice no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

  • Maintain social distancing – no hand shakes, high fives, fist bumps or hugs.

 

DURING TRAINING

  • Only train within the allocated area of the field.

  • Do not share equipment with any other groups at the practice.

  • Avoid spitting, nose clearing or touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Follow the cough and sneeze etiquette.

  • Only use your own water bottle or towel, do not share their use with other players.

 

AFTER TRAINING

  • There is no access to the field changing rooms.

  • All equipment used must be sanitized.

  • Players should wash / sanitize their hands following the recommended practices.

  • Players should leave the field immediately after practice. Change and shower at home. 

 

If any individual who has attended any in-person rugby activities within the last 14 days is experiencing persistent or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, they must immediately notify their Strathcona Druids Rugby Club COVID Safety Coordinator – Joshua Steiner - 587-991-2257, or Rugby Alberta’s COVID-19 Manager - Graeme Moffat - 403 862 7505
 

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DRUIDS STAFF

Strathcona Druids Rugby Club – World Rugby COVID-19 Return to Rugby certified members

 

Return to play awareness for Administrators

  • Ken Trumper – President 

  • Kandyce Kulczycki – VP of Women’s Rugby

  • Sarah Holowaychuk – Registration

  • Joshua Steiner, – COVID-19 Safety Coordinator

Return to play awareness for Coaches and Players  

  • Gordan McRorie - Men

  • Colin Sheridan - Men 

  • Sinead Ni Bhroin - Women

  • Chal Smyth - Women

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FIELD PROTOCOL

“The New Normal” - using the Foote Field facilities located at the University of Alberta 11601 68 Avenue,Edmonton,
Any failure to enforce or follow the following requirements could result in all rugby activities being stopped. 

Please respect the club members who are responsible for implementing all the new policies and procedures – they are following the requirements put in place by Alberta Health Services, Rugby Alberta and Rugby Canada to allow club rugby to happen again. If you have any issues with the new requirements please contact any member of the club executive for clarification. 

All club members are encouraged to complete the World Rugby on-line COVID-19 safety course at:  https://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/covid-19-courses 

  1. If you are not registered on-line through Sportlomo you are not permitted to practice – there can be no exceptions.

  2. If you have not completed the on-line health assessment before coming to the field you will not be permitted to practice – there can be no exceptions.

  3. Washrooms are in limited capacity and should be used in emergency situations only.  Locker rooms are not available at this time, please come changed for physical activity

  4. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance of the Foote Field building and inside the dome entrance/exit point. Facility users must sanitize their hands before and after use of the facility.

  5. Access to the facility at the start of the scheduled start time only, please do not show up more than 15 minutes in advance of your training session time, as you may be denied access

  6. Access to the dome will be in through the front of the building.

  7. To exit the dome please follow the separate exit path back out towards the front of the building, this will reduce the congestion of different groups crossing paths in the facility.

  8. Any club member that is identified as being an “at-risk” person due to their age (>65) or due to an existing medical condition are advised not to attend any club practices while under the guidelines of our current return to play plan.

  9. The club will not be providing water bottles – all members must bring their own liquid containers. It is recommended that personal liquid containers are kept in a resealable bag. Liquid containers must not be shared between members. 

  10. 2-meter physical distancing should still be followed at all practical times. Please do not spit or clear your nose on the rugby field while practices are in progress.

  11. Masks are required in all indoor communal spaces and where physical distancing can not be maintained,this includes:

    • Anywhere Inside the Foote Field Building

    • Using the washrooms (including if you are re-entering from the dome)

    • Inside the Dome when not participating in your activity, including

    • Walking to your field space (through the tunnel, and on the track)

    • Waiting on the track until your field time starts

    • Passing through the revolving door

    • Waiting on the sidelines / when not participating

    • Coaching

  12. The club is responsible for cleaning and disinfecting all the rugby equipment – members are encouraged to provide their own, personal hand sanitizing and/or disinfecting wipes.

  13. All members should take all personal clothing, liquid containers and used napkins/towels home after every practice – all items left after practices will be disposed of immediately.

  14. Practices will be restricted to the current Health Authority mandated allowable group sizes – there can be no exceptions to this.

  15. Club training equipment cannot be removed from the field for personal use – there can be no exceptions to this.