Covid 19 Updates (Barrie Minor Hockey)

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Season Update-November 5,2020

The Executive of the BMHA has held a meeting to further discuss the need to allow 1 parent/guardian per participant into the facilities for games and practices. We have decided that we will move forward with this initiative with strict guidelines in place.  This will take effect on November 9, 2020 and in the interim it will allow us time to share our expectations with our membership. 

Each team will be required to identify 1 volunteer as the Covid Coordinator, this individual will be responsible for attendance, screening and directing their parent group to and from the spectator areas. They will also be responsible for providing the coach with the Contact Tracing information after each event.

Parents will meet at an agreed upon location outside of the facility 5 minutes prior to your child going on the ice. The Covid Coordinator will take attendance and ask the parents the 3 standard questions pertaining to Covid. Under NO circumstances will siblings be allowed to enter the facility. At this time the Coordinator will escort the group to the spectator area, parents will be expected to wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing, spectators are NOT permitted to use the seats within those areas, and at NO time can a parent view from ice level.

If you are late arriving, you are NOT to enter the facility.  In facilities that lock the doors after entry, parents are NOT allowed to open the door for late arrivals. This will affect our ability to properly trace all participants.

There is no yelling, cheering or whistling allowed at any time, but feel free to applaud the players. Parents will be expected to remain within their area for the entirety of the event and at the conclusion will leave as a group, exiting the building, there is NO loitering within or outside the facility at any time. 

For those of you involved in the IP program (U7-U9), please note that when attending games or practices at NTR, you must follow all of the protocols in place. We have been receiving concerns on a weekly basis from that facility, and if they choose to revert back to NO SPECTATORS, we will support that decision. We ask that when you enter the dressing room to tie your player’s skates in City run facilities, please remain there until the players go onto the ice. You will then proceed to the spectator areas, again maintaining social distancing.

We want to reiterate that our goal is to keep the players safe and to have a prolonged season, and it will require everyone’s cooperation to achieve this.

Our executive will reconvene at the end of the month to discuss whether to continue with these initiatives or to revert back to our protocols of not allowing spectators. 

If we all work together we can achieve success both on and off the ice. 


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