SMRA Back to Ice Protocols (Covid-19)


St Marys Ringette Association

Identified Illness Protocols and Process

 

All members of St.Marys Ringette Association must adhere to this protocol. If this protocol is not followed players/team staff/guardians will not be able to return to ice.

All players/guardians MUST read the Ringette Ontario participant protocol located on the RO website www.ringetteontario.com. All Coaches and team staff must read the Ringette Ontario Team Staff Protocols located at the same website

Under the current protocols SMRA Health Screening will only apply to Bench Staff and Players. However, parents and spectators will be required to complete Town of St Marys screening using the QR codes found at the entrance. Please also see the proof of vaccination requirements for arena entry here

Parents and Spectators must not attend the facility if feeling unwell with any of these symptoms identified in the Ontario Health Screening Form.

The player/guardian and bench staff must use the designated procedure to complete their health screening no less than 1 hour before scheduled ice time. If the player is not marked as attending less than 1 hour prior to ice time they will be unable to attend. All teams will use the RAMP Team App for health screening. The RAMP App procedures can be found on the SMRA website.

If you answer YES to any of the screening questions you will not have access to the Pyramid Recreation Centre or any other recreational facility and it is recommended you notify the Team Coach or COVID safety officer.

In the event the player feels ill or has symptoms of COVID 19 before ice time

  • The player/guardian must inform their team staff they are not feeling well or have symptoms of COVID 19.
  • Player/guardian will be advised to follow up with their physician or public health authority for instructions.
  • Player will require a medical note to return to activity.
  • Any participant with suspected or confirmed COVID 19 should not return to ringette until all public health authority steps have been completed. A medical note will be required to return to activity.

In the event a member of the team staff feels ill or has symptoms of COVID 19:

  • The team staff must inform the COVID safety officer they are not feeling well or have symptoms of COVID 19.
  • The member will be advised to follow up with their physician or public health authority for instructions.
  • The member will require a medical note to return to activity.
  • Any participant with suspected or confirmed COVID 19 should not return to ringette until all public health authority steps have been completed. A medical note will be required to return to activity.

In the event a player reports feeling ill to bench staff on ice:

  • The bench staff and player put on mask and coach locates trainer/manager off the ice.
  • The Manager/Trainer will isolate the player, contact their parents, and the COVID safety officer.
  • It is the responsibility of the guardian of the player to contact the player’s physician and Huron Perth Public Health. If the player’s residential health unit is out of Huron Perth they must contact that health unit also.
  • If a COVID test is required guardian will notify COVID safety officer of both requirement and outcome.
  • The COVID safety officer will send an email to team to monitor for symptoms.
  • If the COVID test is NEGATIVE the guardian must provide a doctor’s note and players must be forty eight hours symptom free before player is able to return to ice.
  • If the players COVID test is POSITIVE the player/guardian must inform COVID safety officer and an email will be sent out to the team to inform them. The player’s identity WILL NOT BE SHARED.
  • The COVID safety officer will notify St Marys Ringette Association President, Ringette Ontario Leadership, and the Pyramid Recreation Centre.
  • The COVID safety officer will share the Contact Tracing Records with Huron Perth Public Health.
  • The COVID safety officer will email all other players/parents/guardians/team staff and they will be required to physically distance for fourteen days and monitor for symptoms. Players/bench staff/parents will be informed to contact their Health unit to assess whether additional testing is required.
  • If the team has been on the ice with another Centre the COVID safety officer will contact the other Centre’s COVID safety officer.

Positive test for COVID 19

In the event a player/team staff/parent/volunteer/or official are positive for COVID 19:

  • If the sick participant elects to inform the Coach/COVID safety officer that they have been diagnosed with COVID 19, the individual informed will seek the sick participants/guardians consent to contact public health authorities in order to obtain advise on communication with other potentially impacted participants. The sick participant will be asked to advise their Public Health department of this consent.
  • If the sick participant was playing at another Centre within 14 days of infection the COVID safety officer will contact that facilities COVID safety officer.
  • There must be immediate removal from ringette for anyone in the home.
  • Public Health authorities will determine communication protocol and tracing of all contacts.
  • A note will be required from a physician or public health authority to return to play.

 

 

 

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