Facility Update-Oct 19, 2021

Please be advised, in accordance with AHS guidelines and facility guidelines:

-All spectators 12 and older will be required to provide either 1) proof of vaccination(both doses required at least two weeks prior to entry) or 2) proof of a privately paid negative rapid test within 72 hours of entry before being admitted to the facility unless a medical exemption letter is provided. Players participating in practice or game are excluded from this rule at this time.

-All coaches participating in CGSA will be required to provide either 1) proof of vaccination(both doses required at least two weeks prior to entry) or 2) proof of a privately paid negative rapid test within 72 hours of entry before being admitted to the facility unless a medical exemption letter is provided.

- All referees 18 years and older will be required to provide either 1) proof of vaccination(both doses required at least two weeks prior to entry) or 2) proof of a privately paid negative rapid test within 72 hours of entry before being admitted to the facility unless a medical exemption letter is provided. Refs 12-18 are excluded from this rule at this time.

-Starting November 15, 2021 QR codes are expected to be the only acceptable form of proof of vaccination in Alberta. You can download your unique QR code at https://covidrecords.alberta.ca/home and save it to your phone or print it for your records. Please be aware photo ID with your name and birthdate is to be shown with your QR code. We advise you keep your current proof of vaccination method with you until you are certain facilities have switched over.

-Medical exemption letters are no longer accepted from Walk-in Clinics or Family doctors and must come a Respiratory or similar specialist. These exemption letters must be shown on request to receive entry to facilities.

-All people aged 2 and over must wear a mask or other AHS accepted face covering while inside of the facilities. Players practicing or playing sports will be instructed on when and where they can remove their masks safely.

The rules surrounding the current pandemic are fluid and we will continue to keep you updated on any changes to facility rules and expectations.

If you have any questions please message info@cgsa.ca

COVID 19 - Response Plan

COVID-19 Designated Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

  • The CGSA SPOC will be Les Barker, CGSA Co-Chair. You may reach out to him via email soccer@cgsa.ca

Communication System

  • Coaches, staff, officials, and families should self-report to the SPOC if:
    • They have symptoms of COVID-19
    • A positive test for COVID-19 is recorded, or
    • Were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

How to Report

  • When reporting to the SPOC you may email: president@hairsine.ca as well as via phone/text 780-297-6743 (this line will be monitored 1 time per day)
  •  If a coach notes a symptomatic player, they as well as the family should report this to SPOC.
  •  If an individual experiences symptoms or tests positive outside a soccer activity that individual or guardian should report this to SPOC. When reporting to SPOC:
  • Please provide individuals full name, the symptoms if any, the date symptoms began and the date they tested positive if this is the case.

Isolate

  • Coaches, Staff, officials, players, and families must not attend a soccer activity if they are sick. They should notify the SPOC if someone becomes sick with COVID-19 Symptoms or has tested positive. In the event the individual becomes ill with covid-19 symptoms during an event they must immediately separate and isolate and follow health agency guidelines. Any individuals who have had close contact with a person who has symptoms should be separated and sent home as well

Transport

  • Parents/Guardians of same household should be accessible on site or contacted easily by telephone to transport the sick individual. If an ambulance must be called for the player/coach/official, then please alert them that this person may have COVID-19

Clean & Disinfect

  • Close off all stations/areas used by the sick person all equipment (cones, nets, balls etc.) used by sick person will be thoroughly disinfected.

Notify Local Health Authorities & Close Contacts

  • In accordance with Federal, Provincial and territorial privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations, the SPOC will notify local health officials, Provincial and territorial associations, staff, officials and families immediately of any cases of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance to the applicable laws and regulations.
  • The Contact tracing logs used may be requested by the provincial health authorities and the SPOC will be responsible to obtain this from the coach. Members in close contact must continue to monitor for symptoms and self-isolate.

Cancellation of Events/Games

  • The CGSA Board or governing body association has the right to cancel any events related to soccer as it concerns the protection of its members, this may include training and games

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