Dear Current and Future Flicka Members,
 
On July 1st, Gymnastics BC advised its member clubs to follow Step 3 of the Government of BC’s Restart Plan. This means that during Phase 3 FGC will be transitioning from Covid-19 Safety Plan to a Communicable Disease Plan. 

FGC’s Communicable Disease Plan will be based on WorkSafe BC requirements and will be available for review in the office once it is approved by the Board of Directors.

 

This transition time is expected to end in early September, when BC enters into Phase 4, a full return to operations.

During Phase 3 the key requirements and changes for Indoor Sporting Activities, including gymnastics as of July 1st, 2021, are as follows:

  • Interprovincial travel is allowed. International travel must follow federal restrictions and guidance.

  • Physical distancing does not need to be maintained but it is still encouraged in the facility.

  • All spaces within facilities can be used – this includes washrooms, foam pits.

  • The viewing area remains CLOSED. 

  • There is no maximum group size (occupancy limit) for participants, coaches, volunteers, staff and officials.

  • Flicka entrance remains the same:

    • Recreation/Xcel/Interclub: SOUTH side of building from East 22nd

    • Competitive: WEST side of the building from Lonsdale Avenue

  • Socializing before and after sport activities is now acceptable.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be maintained.

  • Floor markings to direct traffic flow and physical distancing will be maintained.

  • Contact tracing and screening requirements are no longer required.

  • Masks are mandatory for all individuals 12+ in gymnastics clubs. This includes coaches, athletes, and any other individuals who occupy the space. Mask is now required for all individuals 12+ in public spaces such as hallways, washrooms.

    • Exceptions apply:

      • to athletes participating in gymnastics;

      • to a person who is less than 12 years of age;

      • if the face covering is removed temporarily for the purposes of identifying the person wearing it;

      • while consuming food or beverage at a location designated for those purposes by the operator of the indoor public space;

      • while communicating with a person who has a hearing impairment.

  • Consistent cleaning processes will be maintained after each group and at the end of the day.

  • GBC's Release of Liability Form remains mandatory. 

 

We understand that the experience of transitioning back to our normal lives may cause increased stress and anxiety. We are committed to allow each person to proceed through this transition time at their own comfort level.

 

Sincerely,
Flicka Gymnastics Club