VolleyGirls is committed to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

PLEASE NOTE: The information included in this document is current for the time of publishing and is aligned with the current recommendations from provincial, national and public health Ontario. However, recommendations may change depending on daily provincial, local and global COVID-19 situation reports.

All Coaches, participants and admin staff are asked to familiarize themselves with the COVID-19 Protocols.

  • Stay home when you are unwell.
  • Practice physical distancing maintaining 2m (6ft) distance between people.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60% + alcohol) if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow when you cough and sneeze. If you cough or sneeze into a tissue, throw it away in the trash, and wash your hands.
  • Practice proper use and removal of c (non-medical facemasks or cloth facemasks). 

Registration – COVID-19 waiver

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

Without a vaccine or cure for COVID-19 there will always be a risk of contracting the virus when participating in any public activity. VolleyGirls does not carry insurance that covers pandemic diseases or contagions including COVID-19. Parents are asked to review VolleyGirls “ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, RELEASE, INDEMNITY, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK REGARDING COVID-19” form thoroughly This waiver is a part of the registration process. Parents or guardians must agree to these terms and conditions for their child to participate.

Self-Screening Measures

All individuals taking part in any VolleyGirls programs must self-screen in accordance with current public heath guidelines before each training session. Individuals must not attend any sessions or activities if they:

  • Exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts.
  • Have been in close physical contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have been told to self-isolate by a Public Health Unit and/or have been told to obtain a screening test.
  • Have returned from travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days
  • In the last 14 days, have been in close physical contact with someone who returned from outside of Canada in the last 2 weeks and is not an essential worker with exemption from mandatory quarantine and do not have approval from your local public health unit to return to volleyball activities.
  • Are considered a vulnerable or at-risk individual (individuals with weakened immune system or medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, cancer etc.).
  • In the last 14 days, have received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cell phone and have been told to self-isolate or obtain a COVID screening test.
  • Have had a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told them/you that they should currently be isolating (staying at home)

Screening and Tracking

This questionnaire must be completed by each individual prior to participating in any VG activities. This questionnaire may be completed online or verbally with VG Coach or admin staff.  The answer to all questions in Section 1 must be “No” to participate. Records of program screening and attendance will be held for purposes of tracking if any cases arise.

On Site

Indoors – masks must be worn at all times by coaches and participants

Outdoors – masks to be worn when 6 feet distance cannot be attained

All participants are asked to sanitize their hands upon entry, answer screening questions and have a temperature check. Participants will be assigned to pods of 10 or less and remain in that group for the duration of the program.

  • enter and exit designated areas
  • any person who enters or uses the training area maintains a physical distance of at least 2m from any other person when off the court
  • cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and high touch surfaces will be done between each program group.
  • no spectators are permitted to be in the facility.
  • no play zone at the net to avoid contact

COVID-19 Participant Education

All participants will receive COVID education the first day of their program.

  • respiratory etiquette • hand hygiene • physical distancing
  • facility protocols

Public health emergencies, like COVID-19 can be stressful and challenging for families and specifically youth. At VolleyGirls, we believe it is important to promote positivity and a sense of calm as we all navigate these unprecedented times together. Our goal is to create a positive environment through social connection and friendships that will help strengthen mental health as we all re-enter community events.

Feel free to contact us if your child has any special needs admin@volleygirls.ca