COVID Facility Guidelines

Phase 2 Protocol Effective November 7, 2020

If we fail to adhere to these rules or show blatant disregard then it is very likely we may have ice cancelled on our association. Please ensure everyone takes this seriously. Any violation of SFHA or City of Surrey policies may result in disciplinary action by the SFHA executive.

Protocol Quick Reference Table

In conjunction with municipal & private facilities, the minor hockey & sport governing bodies within British Columbia and our region, the below table summarizes the highlighted requirements SFHA must follow for return to play.

Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines and check regularly for updated content.

 CITY OF SURREY ARENAS*PLANET ICE DELTAEXCELLENT ICE
ARRIVAL TIME
Minutes to arrive at facility before scheduled event start time.
30 Mins30 Mins30 Mins
PRE-EVENT ENTRY
Minutes permitted into facility and change rooms before scheduled event start time.
10 Mins15 Mins10 Mins
SFHA EVENT SCREENING REQUIRED
https://screening.surreyfalcons.ca
YesYesYes
WATER BOTTLE PRE-FILLED
Players must arrive with water bottles pre-filled as there is no water bottle fill station.
YesYesYes
HOCKEY BAGS ALLOWED
Some facilities do not allow hockey bags, therefore, it is required that players come fully dressed including skates with skate guards. Gloves, helmets, water bottles may be carried in using a backpack. Players which are capable of tying their own skates are allowed to bring their skates in the backpack.
NoYesYes
MAX PER DRESSING ROOM
The maximum number of people allowed in a dressing room (includes Team Officials).
101110
TEAM MOMS
Team Moms allowed in the dressing rooms.
YesYesYes
HEALTH CHECK PERSON TO VERIFY SCREENING
Health Check person is required to verify screening responses and escort participants through the facility.
YesYesYes
MASKS REQUIRED FOR PLAYERS
Players are required to wear masks on entry, on exit and in dressing rooms until the helmets.
YesYesYes
MASKS REQUIRED FOR COACHES IN THE FIELD OF PLAY
Coaches are required to wear masks on the ice.
YesYesYes
MASKS REQUIRED FOR TEAM OFFICIALS & SPECTATORS
Team Officials and Spectators (where applicable) are required to wear masks at all times within the facility excluding the ice surface.
YesYesYes
PUBLIC WASHROOMS AVAILABLE
YesYesNo
GAMES & SCRIMMAGES ALLOWED
Checking and battle drills.
NoNoNo
Last updated: 2020.11.20 9:16

* Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre, North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex, Newton Arena, Cloverdale Arena, South Surrey Arena

Surrey Female Hockey Association Guidelines

Maximum Authorized Participants Allowed In Facility

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Key Points

  • All Coaches and team officials must wear masks in all facilities and on the benches, INCLUDING in the field of play.
  • Players must all wear masks while waiting to get into all facilities as well as upon entering the Facility. Once in the dressing room players must keep their masks on until they are ready to put their helmets on and proceed to the ice.
  • NO SPECTATORS are permitted at any facilities.
  • All PARTICIPANTS must have completed the SFHA Health Screening with the correct information before the Health Check person will permit them into the facility. If there are any errors, entry will not be permitted until a valid screening is completed.
  • HEALTH CHECK representatives must wear a red arm band when at Planet Ice Delta (GPF).

Phase 3, Nope, Back to Phase 2 Return to Sport Plans

City of Surrey

Effective November 7, 2020 the City of Surrey Arena Operations will return to Phase 2 of the Return to Sport Plan under the following conditions:

In accordance with the November 7, 2020 Provincial Health Order no more than 50 people are permitted to an event. Each ice surface is an event, so for example, no more than 50 people would be permitted into Arena #1 at NSSIC, no more than 50 people would be permitted in Arena #2, no more than 50 people would be permitted on Arena #3.

  • 45 people will be permitted on the field of play (ice surface and players benches).
  • Game play is NOT permitted in accordance with each Minor Association’s Safety Plan.
  • Teams are NOT allowed intra squad scrimmages OR battle drills as part of Phase 2.

 

Entry Protocol

  1. Everyone must show up at least 30 mins prior to ice time. All participants will be let in 10 minutes prior to their ice time.
  2. Players are still required to come dressed in gear except for helmets and skates.
  3. Hockey bags are still not allowed in the facility with the exception of Goalies. Back packs and small tote bags are allowed as usual.
  4. Each team must have a designated Safety person (representative) at the front door to supervise the group and ensure that only authorized individuals enter the rink.
  5. SFHA Health Check person must ensure players from both teams are gathered outside of the rink in an orderly fashion maintaining social distancing.
  6. Practices - One safety person for each ice session must be appointed to lead the group into the rink.
  7. Games - In the case of a game the safety person will lead the visiting team into the rink while the Surrey Coach leads the Falcon team into the rink. A rink attendant will advise the appointed Safety person when they are allowed to enter the building and take both groups to their designated ice. All players must go directly to their dressing room. No one is allowed to wander around the facility outside of their ice sheet.
  8. Participants will be required to sanitize their hands as usual.
  9. A max of ten players in each dressing. Each team will be assigned two dressing rooms. A Team pregame talk can be held on the bench but not in the dressing rooms.
  10. Doors will be locked once everyone has entered the facility. Any players or team officials arriving late will not be allowed in the building.
  11. COVID-19 checks must still be completed online for all players and team officials. The Surrey Safety person must confirm that everyone entering the facility has completed the COVID-19 check form. The Health Check person must also ensure that max allowed numbers are not exceeded for both practices and games as stated below.
  12. Surrey Parents/Guardians, team officials, referees and players must complete an Event Health Screening form – this form may be accessed from the SFHA website under the COVID-19 tab or via the direct link https://screening.surreyfalcons.ca.
  13. Once completed each parent/guardian, team official, referee and player will receive a confirmation email indicating the COVID screening has been completed. This confirmation email must be presented to the Health Check person upon arrival at the rink in order to be granted access to the facility. You will not be allowed in the facility if you produce this confirmation email – no exceptions.
  14. Facility Attendance forms will now be tracked using the COVID-19 check in spreadsheet.
  15. Washrooms inside the dressing rooms should be open for players. All team officials and spectators must use the washrooms located outside of the dressing rooms.
  16. Masks are mandatory and must be worn by all participants entering any facility.

 

Visiting Team

  1. Everyone must show up at least 30 mins prior to ice time. All participants will be let in 10 minutes prior to their ice time.
  2. Players are still required to come dressed in gear except for helmets and skates.
  3. Hockey bags are still not allowed in the facility with the exception of Goalies. Back packs and small tote bags are allowed as usual.
  4. At the 10 minute mark prior to the game a Surrey Falcon Health Check person will lead the visiting team to their dressing rooms.
  5. Visiting teams must complete a Facility attendance and COVID-19 check in sheet – this sheet can accessed from the SFHA website under the COVID-19 tab or via the direct link https://screening.surreyfalcons.ca
  6. The visiting team manager should submit to the Surrey team manager or safety person the competed attendance sheet prior to each game. This is required for entry into the GPF Delta facility.
  7. The Visiting team manager must confirm with the Falcon Health Check person that the SFHA Health Screening has been completed for all visiting team participants listed on the attendance sheet.
  8. Masks are mandatory for all visiting Team officials inside any City of Surrey facility. Coaches must wear the masks on the bench.
  9. The visiting team will be assigned two dressing rooms. A max of 10 players are allowed in each dressing room. A Team pregame talk can be held on the bench but not in the dressing rooms.
  10. A Falcon Health Check person will instruct each visiting team where to stand outside the facility and will ensure social distancing is maintained.
  11. When approved by the facility staff the Surrey safety person will lead the visiting team into the rink and to their appointed dressing rooms.

 

Referees

  1. Referees must complete a Facility attendance and COVID-19 check in sheet – this sheet can accessed from the SFHA website under the COVID-19 tab or via the direct link https://screening.surreyfalcons.ca
  2. Once completed each referee will receive a confirmation email indicating the SFHA Health Screening has been completed. This confirmation email must be presented to the Falcon Health Check person upon arrival at the rink in order to be granted access to the facility. You will not be allowed in the facility if you are unable produce this confirmation email – no exceptions.
  3. Referees must arrive at least 30 mins prior to ice time. All participants will be let in 10 minutes prior to their ice time.
  4. Masks must be worn entering the facility.
  5. The SFHA Health Check person will direct the referees to their own room.
  6. Referees must not wander throughout the facility. The must stay in their room until the ice is ready.

 

Exiting the Rink

  1. Once the ice session is complete the Safety person will gather all group members keeping each person socially distanced. The SFHA Health Check person will then wait for an Arena Attendant to meet them and advise the Health Check person when they can lead them out of the building as one group.
  2. If a player or team official has to leave the building to retrieve something from outside then the Safety person will meet with the Arena attendant to ask for permission to leave and to return to the facility. No one should be leaving the facility without notifying the Arena attendant.

Planet Ice Delta (GPF)

In accordance with the November 7, 2020 Provincial Health Order, Planet Ice Delta is only authorizing 40 participants for U7-U9 and 36 participants for U11-U21 into an event. Each ice surface is an event, so for example, no more than 30 people would be permitted into Arena #1, no more than 30 people would be permitted in Arena #2, etc.

  • 22 people for U7-U9 and 26 people for U11-U21 will be permitted on the field of play (ice surface and players benches).
  • Game play is NOT permitted in accordance with each Minor Association’s Safety Plan.
  • Teams are NOT allowed intra squad scrimmages and battle drills as part of Phase 2.

 

Entry Protocol

  1. Everyone must show up at least 30 mins prior to ice time. All participants will be let in 15 minutes prior to their ice time.
  2. Players can get dressed at the arena however it is still recommended to come partially or fully dressed as you will have limited time in the dressing rooms.
  3. Hockey bags are allowed in the facility.
  4. Each team must have a designated Health Check person (representative) at the front door to supervise the group and ensure that only authorized individuals enter the rink.  The Health Check person must be identified with a red arm band.
  5. Practices - One safety person for each ice session must be appointed to lead the group into the rink.
  6. SFHA Health Check person must ensure players from both teams are gathered outside of the rink in an orderly fashion maintaining social distancing.
  7. Games - In the case of a game the safety person will ensure the visiting team is lined up in a socially distanced manner on the guided markers provided outside. A rink attendant will advise the appointed Surrey Falcons Health Check person when they are allowed to enter the building and take their group to their designated ice. At that time the Safety person will let the visiting team in first followed by the Surrey team. The safety person does not have to lead the team into rink however they should advise the team as to which rink to go to and what dressing room numbers they will occupy. All players must go directly to their dressing room. No one is allowed to wander around the facility outside of their ice sheet.
  8. It is suggested Participants should sanitize their hands as usual.
  9. Each team will be allocated two dressing rooms each with a max of Eleven players in each dressing. A Team pregame talk can be held on the bench but not in the dressing rooms.
  10. Any players or team officials arriving late may be prevented from entering the building. It is suggested that everyone arrive in a timely fashion.
  11. SFHA Health Screening checks must still be completed online for all players and team officials. The Surrey Health Check person must confirm that everyone entering the facility has completed the COVID-19 check form. The SFHA Health Check person must also ensure that max allowed numbers are not exceeded for both practices and games as stated below.
  12. Surrey Parents/Guardians, team officials, referees and players must complete a Facility attendance and COVID-19 check in sheet – this sheet can accessed from the SFHA website under the COVID-19 tab or via the direct link https://screening.surreyfalcons.ca.
  13. Once completed each parent/guardian, team official, referee and player will receive a confirmation email indicating the COVID-19 screening has been completed. This confirmation email must be presented to the SFHA Health Check person upon arrival at the rink in order to be granted access to the facility. You will not be allowed in the facility if you are unable produce this confirmation email – no exceptions.
  14. Washrooms inside the dressing rooms are not open for players. All team officials and spectators must use the washrooms located outside of the dressing rooms.
  15. Masks are mandatory and must be worn by all participants entering any facility.

 

Visiting Team

  1. Everyone must show up at least 30 mins prior to ice time. All participants will be let in 15 minutes prior to their ice time.
  2. Players can get dressed at the arena however it is still recommended to come partially or fully dressed as you will have limited time in the dressing rooms.
  3. Hockey bags are allowed in the facility.
  4. At the 15 minute mark prior to the game a Surrey Falcon Health Check person or a GPF attendant will notify the team that they can enter the building.
  5. Visiting teams must complete a SFHA Health Screening check accessed from the SFHA website under the COVID-19 tab or via the direct link https://screening.surreyfalcons.ca.
  6. Masks are mandatory for all visiting Team officials inside GPF. Coaches must wear the masks on the bench.
  7. The visiting team will be assigned two dressing rooms. A max of 11 players are allowed in each dressing room. A Team pregame talk can be held on the bench but no in the dressing rooms.
  8. A Falcon Health Check person will instruct each visiting team where to stand outside the facility and will ensure social distancing is maintained.
  9. When approved by the facility staff the SFHA Health Check person will advise when the visiting team can enter the building as well as the ice sheet and dressing rooms they are to occupy.

 

Referees

  1. Referees must complete a SFHA Health Screening check accessed from the SFHA website under the COVID-19 tab or via the direct link https://screening.surreyfalcons.ca.
  2. Once completed each referee will receive a confirmation email indicating the screening has been completed. This confirmation email must be presented to the Falcon Health Check person upon arrival at the rink in order to be granted access to the facility. You will not be allowed in the facility if you are unable produce this confirmation email – no exceptions.
  3. Referees must arrive at least 30 mins prior to ice time. All participants will be let in 10 minutes prior to their ice time.
  4. Referees can proceed to the Referee dressing room.
  5. Masks must be worn entering the facility.
  6. The Safety person will direct the referees to their own room.
  7. Referees must not wander throughout the facility. The must stay in their room until the ice is ready

 

Exiting the Rink

  1. Once the ice session is complete all players and team officials can leave the arena on their own within 10 mins of the ice session end time.
  2. If a player or team official has to leave the building to retrieve something from outside then the SFHA Health Check person will meet with the Arena attendant to ask for permission to leave and to return to the facility. No one should be leaving the facility without notifying the Arena attendant