Thessalon Curling Club Re-Opening Guidelines 2021
Under the Reopening Ontario Act, in Ontario Regulation 364/20, proof of vaccination is required. Effective 12:01 a.m. on October 14, 2021, and until further notice unless otherwise specified: Require each person, age 12 years and older, at the point of entry, who attends the indoor area of the Facility for the purpose of (a) coaching, officiating at organized sports or volunteering, or (b) spectating at organized sports, to provide identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or a valid medical exemption.
Entry to Thessalon Curling Club
Proof of vaccine is required upon entry for all participants, volunteers, & spectators 12 years of age and older.
League Leaders will be assigned to check proof of vaccine at the door.
Masks are required upon entry.
Sign-in is required upon entry to provide contact information for contact tracing.
Please screen yourself upon entry. If you are feeling ill stay home! https://covid-19.ontario.ca/screening/customer/
Curling profiles for each member need to be completed upon registration using Curling I/O and the waivers need to be read and signed.
Doors will be locked after league play has commenced. Spectators and members need to be here before the doors are locked. Only leaders assigned for each league will be allowed to open the doors for others.
The Thessalon Curling Club (TCC) will operate at 50% capacity. The maximum number of people allowed in at any given time will be: 100
League fees will remain the same but there will be a COVID Surcharge of $25 to cover the cost of PPE, sanitizer, signage, extra cleaning time and materials, etc.
Payments accepted will be cash/cheque/e-transfer or online registration debit/credit.
Registration will be paperless using Curling I/O. (Assistance can be provided)
Waivers will be included in the online registration during profile set up.
All registration will be done using https://thessalon.curling.io/
Masks must be worn in all areas of the Thessalon Curling Club by all persons, members, workers, & spectators including Little Rockers, Youth & Seniors.
Masks must cover mouth, nose, and chin.
Masks can be removed when eating or drinking, but individuals must maintain physical distancing of two meters (six feet) between them.
Masks are encouraged while engaging in physical activity on the ice surface if it can be done safely but may be removed if necessary.
Masks do not replace other important public health measures, such as screening, physical distancing, proper hand hygiene, coughing and sneezing into a tissue or sleeve and staying home when feeling ill.
Stay home if you are feeling ill. Follow the online screening tool at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/screening/customer/
Do not shake hands before or after game play.
Keep your hands clean. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm.
Avoid touching surfaces people touch often, such as: Toilets and sinks, door handles, bar and tables, stone handles (except your 2 stones in your game)
Front doors will be locked once league play commences. Contact a member of your team if you will be running late.
Spectators will be allowed if entry before the league play commences and only if in regulation with the capacity numbers allowed. They will not be allowed to move chairs and must sit following social distance guidelines.
No handshakes before or after games, ensuring physical distancing.
No use of ‘community’ coins to decide the last stone advantage in the first end. Use an online tool such as: https://justflipacoin.com/
Upon entry into the club and onto the ice surface, everyone must sanitize their hands.
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be made available at multiple locations.
Curlers will be required to clean their own stone handles before play and are encouraged to touch only their own stones for the duration of the game.
Only touch the 2 rocks that you will be using for the duration of the game.
Please bring your own water containers labelled with your name. Water dispensers will not be provided.
Scoreboards will not be available. Teams may decide to keep track of the score by phone or other means. Ex. A player may use their phone to keep track of score.
There is no sharing of equipment.
Measuring: remove gloves, sanitize your hands, conduct measure, return measure device to its normal location, sanitize your hands.
Youth League will be capped at 16 players max.
Little Rockers will be capped at 8 players max.
Regular leagues will be 32 players max. per draw.
All games will be 6 end games only.
After the Game
Proper social distancing/practices and spacing will be in effect with tables/chairs spaced at least 6 feet apart.
Each sheet will have two tables of four reserved in the bar area for curlers to socialize with their own team after their game. We encourage all curlers to support the bar and stay after your game.
Teams will be required to wipe down their table with a disinfected wipe after use.
Tables and chairs may not be moved to other locations.
Locker rooms and lockers are open to members with the following conditions:
Curlers are encouraged to come prepared to curl and only change shoes in the club.
Those members wanting to use the lockers can do so using physical distancing and of course must wear a mask.
If someone is changing within 6 feet of your locker wait until they have moved on.
Entrance and exit to the building will be through the front doors.
All curlers scheduled for games on Sheets A& B will enter and exit the Ice Surface via doors on the left of the building and those scheduled for games on sheets C&D must enter and exit via Ice Surface doors on the right on the building.
The possibility of hosting Bonspiels at TCC will be discussed and specific Guidelines for Bonspiels will be developed upon evaluation of the success of regular league season play.
In the event of a cancellation mid-season the refund policy will be as follows:
30% of the membership is non-refundable to cover the annual fixed operational costs of the curling club.
The remaining 70% will be refunded on a pro-rated basis using the percentage of the season completed.
Regulations and Policies
TCC will adhere as closely as possible to recommendations put forth by Curling Canada, NOCA, Algoma Public Health, The Town of Thessalon and Ontario Government regulations. These can be reviewed at www.curling.ca/return-to-play and www.algomapublichealth.com TCC Board has the right to change the TCC Re-Opening Guidelines to ensure the safety of members.