COVID Facility Guidelines
Facility & SFHA Quick Look 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 DELTA||EXCELLENT ICE|
Minutes allowed to arrive at facility before scheduled event.
|30 Mins||30 Mins||30 Mins|
Minutes allowed into facility and change rooms before scheduled event.
|10 Mins||15 Mins||10 Mins|
|FACILITY SIGN IN|
In addition to the TeamSnap Health Check, a sign in is required before entering the facility.
|WATER BOTTLE PRE-FILLED|
Players must arrive with water bottles pre-filled as there is no water bottle fill station.
|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.
|PARENT OR GUARDIAN ALLOWED IN TO TIE SKATES|
Facility permits the player's parent/guardian into the dressing room to tie skates and then exit the facility immediately.
The number of parents or guardians permitted to view the event. Viewers are only permitted in authorized facility viewing areas, and not allowed in the dressing room areas.
|MAX PER DRESSING ROOM|
The maximum number of people allowed in a dressing room (includes Team Officials).
Team Moms allowed in the dressing rooms.
|HEALTH CHECK PERSON|
Health Check volunteer allowed in the facility.
|MASKS REQUIRED FOR PLAYERS|
Players are required to wear masks on entry, on exit and in dressing rooms until the helmets.
|MASKS REQUIRED FOR TEAM OFFICIALS & VIEWERS|
Team Officials and Viewers (where applicable) are required to wear masks at all times within the facility excluding the ice surface.
|PUBLIC WASHROOMS AVAILABLE||No||No||No|
|Last updated: 2020.09.05 08:04|
* Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre, North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex, Newton Arena, Cloverdale Arena, South Surrey Arena
Facility Re-Opening Guidelines
City of Surrey
A Message From The City
The purpose of this email is to update everyone with our learnings and recommendations following the 2 weeks of operation. I will also include some reminders to highlight with your membership as we move forward.
As you will recall from previous communications our reopening plan considered three main criteria:
- Safety of all participants and staff (ability to physically distance)
- Demand of the ice needed to be sufficient to warrant opening the ice
- Financial viability of the reopening
Things that are working well:
- Outside marshalling
- Building circulation and flow
- Attendance documentation
- Ensuring Physical distancing on the ice
In the interest of Everyone Safety…
- Physical distancing of participants/parents/coaches outside the facility (setting a positive example) – this will continued to be enforced
- Spitting on the ice/in the facility – zero tolerance for spitting
- Game play (not permitted in this phase) – this will continue to be enforced by staff. Only drills that can maintain physical distancing are permitted at this time.
- Communication of Association’s Safety Plan to the members by placing on the associations website and directing your members to review it is a requirement.
- Minor Sport Groups are required to post their Safety Plans on their website and direct their membership to the plan (as per previous communications);
- Provide the City of Surrey Arena Team with a single point of contact to streamline the resolution of any issues that may arise;
- The Minor Sport Groups should prepare to revise their plans as the situation changes. With recent recommendations from viaSport there may be gameplay permitted in the future. The transition to game play must be reflected in your updated plans. Once game play has been approved at all levels in the City and your revised plan is reviewed game play can begin;
- Re-enforce the zero tolerance for spitting within the facility.
There have been some incidences of the rules not being followed as per the safety plans and guidelines. The City has adopted an approach to ensure the safety of all involved. If there are infractions the process will be:
- First occurrence = verbal warning
- Second occurrence = written warning
- Third occurrence = suspension of use
- We are unable to admit individuals at this time that are not part of the event (ice booking) into the facility for any reason;
- We are unable to accommodate tardy coaches or participants;
- Please do not use the players benches other than the top of the boards for personal items such as water bottles.
Please ensure that if you are not planning to use your icetime let Karen Rogers know as soon as possible. This will help us streamline our operation and improve our financial performance. If the demand drops significantly it will give us the ability to pivot and adjust our operations.
We will be revising our plan to address the next phase, please be patient.
Again, thank you for all your hard work and preparation, it is great to see everyone back in the arenas!