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Although our governments are easing the restrictions, we still have to keep our hands up against Covid-19.

 

Before signing up, please read the safety plans we submitted to the City of New Westminster to reserve their facilities.

Understand the rules and train safe!

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We know it's long but it's important for you to read it for everyone's safety. Osu!

  1. What to bring

    • A face mask to all participants

    • A hand sanitizer to all participants
       

  2. Before coming to the Field and Check in

    • All participants who have cold, flu, or COVID-19-like symptoms* that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition must stay home.

    • All participants who have tested positive for Covid-19, have been in close contact with someone who is confirmed as COVID-positive, or have traveled outside the country, must stay home.

    • All participants must fill out an online COVID-19 self-assessment form on the event day before arriving at the site. The organizer will then check the forms before their arrivals. A sample form at https://fs17.formsite.com/d86u5Q/wkicqjgfgy/index.html

    • Parents can drive their teenage children to the event site but are not allowed to come into the field. They can spectate the training from the grass verge along the field.

    • All participants must change into dogi (karate uniform) at home. This will decrease the number of trips that students make to the change (or wash) room at the park. It will then lower the risk of infection by avoiding unnecessary contact with the door and knobs.
       

  3. Arrival Times and Check-in

    • All participants are expected to arrive at the designated times below to avoid unnecessary contact among instructors and students.

    • Instructors: Between 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm

    • Students: between 4:30 pm and 4:45pm

    • If the organizer sees that someone has come with symptoms such as cough, fever, runny nose that are not due to allergies or underlying health conditions they will be sent home immediately.
       

  4. In the Field

    • All instructors need to wash their hands thoroughly before entering the filed.

    • Instructors have hand sanitizer to help students wash their hands before they walk into the field. Students should refrain from touching their face after entering the filed.

    • All students and instructors are required to keep 2.5 meters distance from others.

    • All students and instructors must cough or sneeze into their elbow sleeve.

    • Only one student should use the washroom at a time. Students should wash their hands thoroughly before leaving the washroom.
       

  5. During the Seminar

    • The number of participants attending this seminar is limited to 40.

    • When the seminar is started, instructors and students are required to take their position at a designated spot which is marked on the ground by plastic exercise corns. The marks are placed 2.5 meters apart.

    • Each student is required to stay at the same spot throughout the seminar unless instructors ask them to move to a certain spot so that students can practice Kata (a set of techniques that requires a student to move in a certain walking path).

    • When having a solo workout, it is not mandatory to wear a mask because the seminar takes place outdoors and participants face the same direction. However, participants must wear a mask when training with a partner facing each other, to prevent droplet transmission.

    • Participants must wash their hands with hand sanitizer after using training equipment with their partner.

    • Contact training is not allowed, including correction of body position by instructors, sparring and hand-shaking.
       

  6. During Intermission

    • Participants must keep the 2.5 meters distance from each other during the intermission.

    • Participants are allowed to stay in the field and have extra training as long as one of the instructors watch them to be sure that the safety rules are followed.

    • Participants may have a light snack outside the field along the fence or at one of the playgrounds as long as one of the instructors stay with them to be sure that the safety rules are followed.
       

  7. If a Participant Develops Symptoms

    • If a participant develops symptoms, they will be separated from others in a designated area near the exit door of the field.

    • The instructor team will provide them with tissues to cover their coughs, phone family members to immediately pick the student up, and remain 2.5 meters distant at all times until their family member comes to pick them up.

    • The event will be finished immediately and all participants will be dismissed.

    • The instructor team will conduct facility cleaning, and maintain diligent hand hygiene.

    • At any time, the instructor team may call 811 if they think it’s necessary, to notify a potential case and seek further input from the authority.

    • The organizer will contact the City of New Westminster Parks and Recreation to report the possible Covid case.
       

  8. After the Event

    • Participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer as they leave the field.

    • Participants are encouraged to leave the park without unnecessary delay.

    • Parents are required to meet them at the parking lot across the field.

    • Participants are asked to keep their uniform on when leaving the park.

    • Participants or their parents are required to notify the organizer by email or phone if they or their child(ren) have developed cold, flu, or COVID-19-like symptoms* that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition, or have tested positive for Covid-19. The organizer will then notify all participants of the case and follow the self-isolation procedures according to the guidance provided by the BC Ministry of Health. Source Link: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation

      *Symptoms include: Fever, chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, muscle aches.

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