West Shore Parks & Recreation Facility Updates

COVID-19 Updates for the Q Centre User Groups (December 2, 2020)

Hi all,

 

As you may have heard there were new Province-wide restrictions implemented by the Provincial Health Officer. See attached memo for more information

 

Specifically there are two changes that affect users of The Q Centre Arena:

 

  1. Adult team sports are suspended. Contracts will be amended and credits provided.

 

Adult indoor and outdoor team sports

All indoor and outdoor sports for people 19 years of age and older are suspended. These include:

  • Basketball

  • Cheerleading

  • Combat sports

  • Floor hockey

  • Floor ringette

  • Road hockey

  • Ice hockey

  • Ringette

  • Martial arts

  • Netball

  • Team skating

  • Soccer

  • Volleyball

  • Indoor bowling

  • Lawn bowling

  • Curling

 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions#sports

 

  1. Youth indoor and outdoor team sports must follow viaSport’s Return to Sport Phase 2 Guidelines

 

Youth indoor and outdoor team sports

All organized indoor and outdoor sports for people under 19 years of age must follow viaSport's Return to Sport Phase 2 guidance with respect to maintaining physical distance for participants. This means games, tournaments and competitions are temporarily suspended for teams.

  • Individual drills and modified training activities can continue

  • Amateur sports organizations and leagues may implement additional guidelines to ensure the health and safety of participants

 

Spectators

Under the order, no spectators are allowed at any sport activities. The only people allowed to attend sport activities are those that provide care to a participant or player. For example, providing first aid. 

 

Travel for team activities

Travel to, from and between communities for team athletic activities like games, competitions, training and practice is prohibited. For example:

  • A team from Abbotsford cannot attend a training session in Chilliwack

  • A team from Victoria cannot attend a practice in Richmond

 

Sport exemptions

High performance athletes, professional athletes and professional performers like dancers are not included in the order. To qualify as a high performance athlete, you must be:

  • Identified by the Canadian Sports Institute Pacific as a high performance athlete affiliated with an accredited provincial or national sports organization

  • Continuing to follow the safety guidelines of your provincial sports organization

 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions#sports

 

 

There may be more information or changes and as their arise will be passed on. If you have any questions please let me know.

 

Thank you

 

 

COVID-19 Updates for The Q Centre User Groups

Received as of November 20, 2020 at 10:15 AM

 

**PLEASE NOTE: JDFSC skaters do NOT need to wear masks once on the ice**

As you may have heard there were new Province-wide restrictions implemented by the Provincial Health Officer.

 

Specifically there are two changes that affect users of The Q Centre Arena:

 

1. Masks must be worn in all indoor facilities at West Shore Parks and Recreation.

 

Mask requirements

Masks are now required for everyone in all public indoor settings and workplaces. People who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt. 

  • Employers are expected to enforce the mandatory mask policy with both employees and customers

  • A customer can be refused entry or service if they do not wear a mask

 

Masks in public indoor settings

Masks are required in all indoor public settings and all retail stores. This includes:

  • Malls, shopping centres

  • Grocery stores

  • Coffee shops

  • Common areas in hotels

  • Libraries

  • Clothing stores

  • Liquor stores

  • Drug stores

  • Community centres

  • Recreation centres

  • City Halls

  • Restaurants and bars when not seated at a table

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions#masks

 

2. Spectators are not allowed at programs, games, or practices at The Q Centre. If a child requires assistance tying their skates, parents/guardians/caregivers may come into the arena, help tie the skates, and then leave.

 

Sports games, competitions and practices

Games, competitions and practices can continue with no spectators and no travel. 

Spectators

No spectators are allowed at any sport activities under the order. The only people allowed to attend sport activities are those that provide care to a participant or player. For example, providing first aid. 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions#athletics

 

There may be more information or changes and as their arise will be passed on. 

Masks Highly Recommended in Public Spaces at West Shore Parks and Recreation

Received on November 7, 2020

Hello arena and indoor sports complex users,

Following Dr. Henry’s comments regarding her expectation that masks will be worn in public spaces, regional municipal recreation centres in Greater Victoria have agreed to follow suit and strongly recommend that masks be worn by patrons in all our common areas such as washrooms, changerooms, lobbies and hallways.

 

Shortly we will have signage updated with the following message:

Masks are highly recommended in our public spaces such as lobbies, hallways, washrooms and changerooms. Use of masks in active spaces is at your discretion.

"It is now the expectation that people will wear a non-medical mask in public spaces," Dr. Henry said. "Now is the time for all of us to work together, while staying apart, to slow the spread of COVID-19 – and together we will get through this winter."

Please note that we are strongly recommending and not mandating the wearing of masks.

Furthermore, to support this decision all West Shore Parks and Recreation staff have been asked to wear masks when passing through or working within these common areas and continue to require the wearing of masks when unable to maintain 2 metres of physical distancing such as in offices or in vehicles.

The above is effective immediately as we all do our part in helping prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Thank you all.