The safety and health of our athletes is our first priority. The following instructions have been put in place in response to the requirements set out by Ontario Basketball Association, the Government of Ontario, and the gym facilities. They may change as new guidelines are received:

Vaccination Policy: we are following the Ontario Government and OBA regulations in regards to vaccination regulations effective September 22, which can be found at this Link. UPDATE: the Chief Medical Officers of both York Region and Toronto issued guidelines that are overriding the vaccination exemptions found in Apendix A of Ontario Ministry of Health regulations. Therefore, starting November 1, all participants born in 2009 or earlier, all Team Officials (Coaches, Team Managers), and Volunteers have to be fully vaccinated in order to enter our practice facilities, unless the participant has a medical exemption, in which case the participant has to show a COVID negative test result taken withing 48 hours of each practice/event. The proof of vaccination will be shown at the practice facility door once before or on the date of first practice the week of November 1. Please do not send us electronic copies or any other form of documentation as it contains private information and we are not storing them.

 

Our COVID protocol is as follows:

Before practice:

1. If the athlete displays any single or multiple COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, abdominal pain, etc (see Health Canada guidelines here), do not come to practice until obtaining a medical diagnosis

2. If the athlete has been exposed to a known COVID-19 case, do not come to practice for 14 days, unless you are fully imunized; if fully immunized, do not come to practice until testing is done

During practice:

1. Arrive approx. 15 minutes earlier than scheduled start time and complete the Daily Attestation of Health Questionnaire at the door. After completing the Questionnaire, you will receive a checkmark confirmation on your phone. Please make sure you enter Submit, so the information gets stored for contact tracing purposes.

2. Wear your athletic gear and bring a water bottle

3. Use the hand sanitizer located at facility's entrance

4. Use of mask or face covering while on the court is optional

5. Use of face mask or face covering while outside the gym is mandatory

6. Do not share your water bottle with anybody else

7. We will provide basketballs, which will be sanitized after each practice

8. At the end of practice, cover your face and use hand sanitizer before exiting the facility

9. Parents are not allowed in the gym. On a medical exception basis, a parent may attend a practice with Head Coach's approval, providing that he/she is fully vaccinated, and that total number of players and adults are within the maximum capacity limit.

After practice:

1. Monitor your condition for symptoms

2. Follow health authorities instructions in regards to contact tracing, etc.