Throughout this pandemic, many sport authority bodies in BC and in Canada have created Covid safety plans for events and players. As safety is our #1 goal, we are confident in our ability to encourage safe play, minimize risk of disease spread, and execute effective contact tracing and post event protocols.
Our requirements for players and observers are:First and foremost, we want players and observers to not only follow the rules and safety guidelines but to also embody the spirit of safety protocols. Covid has effected all of us in some way and until we are safe and free from the effects of this pandemic, we do not want to contribute to the consequences. And so we ask that you take these guidelines seriously and lead by example in your community.
While playing: Maintain Social distancing at all times when not playing. When playing the sport, contact is not allowed and will result in the other team earning the point or a re-serve (please see 2021 Roundnet rules) https://tournaments.spikeball.com/pages/2021-official-rules It is understood that contact sometimes happens and is not necessarily 1 persons fault, but we request this be taken seriously.Wear a mask as much as possible. When playing outdoors, it is not required but encouraged at all times including during the match.Hand sanitizer should be made available at multiple spots on the field to make sanitizing easy. Each net should also have a bottle of hand sanitizer and a clean towel to wipe down equipment between every match.
Contact tracing needs to be managed as people arrive to the event. Every individual in the event will give their name and contact information to be able to enter. You could also choose to have players sign into your event on Spikeball app. This allows for easy tracking and contactEvery person should be required to verbally answer Covid related questions as required by Health BC or log onto health BC website and complete the online self check https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en