COVID-19 Protocol (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

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Dressing Rooms & Other Areas

When public health authority protocol and facility guidelines allow use of dressing rooms, teams should have players appropriately physically distanced ( using multiple dressing rooms could help ).
Dressing rooms should be cleaned and sanitized ( all surfaces and fitness equipment ) after each use. 
Hockey equipment, including sticks and picks should be cleaned after each practice and game. 
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes should be available as players enter and leave. 
Media interviews should be conducted outside the dressing room in a dedicated area with proper physical distancing procedures. 
Access to the dressing room should be strictly monitored. 
One team personnel, on-ice officials l, medical staff and essential facility staff should have access. 

Medical Rooms

Physical distancing should be used to determine number of players in the medical room at one time. 
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes should be available as players enter and leave.
Medical rooms should be disinfected between player treatments.
Protective surgical masks and gloves should be available.


Practices/Warm-Ups/Games

Players and staff must have their own personal towel if showering. 
Players and staff must have their own water bottles ( cleaned after each practice and game ).
Additional towels and laundry basket must be available ( towels replaced after each usage ). 
Players should warm-up for games individually as opposed to in groups. 
Sanitary tissues and waste baskets should be available.  
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes should be available. 
Cleaning of jerseys, face shields and mouth guards must take place before and after every game. 

Benches

Work with facility staff to ensure the bench area is wiped down and disinfected after each session. 
Non-latex gloves and disinfectant wipes should be available on benches for players and staff.
Ensure a garbage can or plastic garbage bag is available on the bench.
Ensure physical distancing in the bench area. If not possible, bench staff should wear cloth masks.


Coaching Staff

Members of the coaching staff must maintain physical distancing with players when ever possible. 
Team meetings should only be held in a controlled environment with physical distancing. 
When coaches cannot physically distance they should wear a cloth mask.

Trainers & Equipment Staff

Gloves must be worn when handling equipment. 
Non-latex gloves must be worn when on the bench for each practice and game. 
Cloth masks should be worn if treating players, dealing with players’ equipment or if physically distancing is not possible. 
Gloves must be changed when required and hands must be washed frequently. 

Therapists & Medical Staff

Gloves must be worn for all practice and games. 
Hands must be washed and gloves changed between each player contact. 
Cloth masks should be worn when treating players and when physical distancing is not possible. 

Other Safety Measures

No community or sponsor appearances by players or staff.
Players and staff will be leaders in practicing physical distancing off the ice.
Any violation should result in the player or staff member being subject to team discipline.

On-Ice Officials

Come fully dressed in uniform if possible.
Personal towels only (officials should shower at home).
If possible, hands should be washed prior to start of each period (officials can carry a small bottle of sanitizer with them on the ice).
Wear a cloth mask when entering the arena when physical distancing cannot be followed such as in the dressing room (it may also be required by the facility). The cloth mask can be removed when going on to the ice. Continue to monitor public health authority guidelines specific to the wearing of masks.
Have personal hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
Have hand sanitizer in the penalty box for officials to use.
Physical distancing is required in dressing rooms. Work with facility staff to see if more rooms are available, as well marked space/stalls within the dressing rooms. If the dressing room is small, a rotation system should be considered.
Only game officials should be in the dressing room – no visitors.
It is prohibited for officials to drink from water bottles belonging to skaters or goaltenders. If officials
require water during a game, they should have their own water bottle at the penalty bench.
Referees should verbally greet coaches as they generally do, but should not shake hands.
When reporting penalties, do not speak through the hole in the glass – work from a distance.
Some equipment should also be washed (jerseys, pant shells, etc.) after each session, following manufacturer guidelines. It is important that officials ensure equipment is kept clean.
Work with the facility to see if the dressing room can be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
    
Off-Ice Officials

Penalty-box attendants are recommended to wear a cloth mask inside the building (it may be required by the facility). Continue to monitor public health authority guidelines specific to the wearing of masks.
Off-ice officials are recommended to have personal hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to wipe down and disinfect the score clock equipment/penalty bench prior to each game. Handles to doors going to the ice are high-touch areas and proper hygiene and cleaning is important.
Physical distancing must be practiced, and it is important to work with the facility to plan the best way to incorporate into the space being used.
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