Health & Safety Guidelines (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

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During these unprecedented times, expectations regarding hygiene and physical distancing measures have become extremely important. As we look forward to returning to the arena, there are a number of guidelines endorsed by HC, OHF, the town of St. Marys, and our local health authorities which we all will need to follow to ensure the safety and well being of our players, families, coaching staff, and volunteers.

More specific expectations will be shared with players and parents during each initial team meeting with coaching staff. However, the following outlines some basic guidelines which all members of SMMHA are expected to follow...

● Practice self-screening before coming to the arena and stay at home if player or parent is feeling ill (contact your coaching staff to let them know)
● If permitted by the PRC, one parent may accompany each player to assist with equipment if needed and watch the practice/game
● Please arrive no more than 20 minutes before each session and leave within 15 minutes at the end of each session (on or off-ice sessions)
● Practice safe physical distancing at all times - in the parking lot, in the lobby, in the hallways, on the bench, in the sitting area (for spectators), etc.
● Players and parents must wear a mask and use sanitizer when entering the arena. Please use the assigned entrance for each specific ice pad
● Spectators will be asked to sit on the benches in their appropriate ice pad's viewing area.  Please do not go into the other ice pad.
● Parents & Players entering the arena must show the team manager that they have passed the COVID screening questionnaire. 
● Players will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and sign a tracking sheet before each on or off-ice session
● Follow all signage and arrows while in the building and used the assigned washroom facilities for your team
● Players should bring their own labelled water bottles and avoid sharing any food, drinks or equipment with their teammates
● Consider packing a prevention kit in your player's bag and ensure all equipment is washed frequently (kit could include tissues, small towel, hand sanitizer, extra cloth mask, wipes)
● Please be respectful of all expectations and guidelines and exercise caution and respect around all players, parents, staff, volunteers, and facility staff

Thank you for your support of these expectations and guidelines as we adjust to the new realities of participating in hockey activities and work towards providing a safe yet enjoyable environment for all players, families, and staff.


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