COVID-19 Safety Plan

Return to Sport COVID-19 Safety Plan
Outdoor Practice (July – September)

Focus

North Delta Aikikai is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all of its members. The following safety plan is fully supported by the British Columbia Aikido Federation. It will be regularly monitored and reviewed to adhere to orders and guidelines issued by the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC.

Disclaimer

While North Delta Aikikai aims to provide relevant and timely information, because information about the COVID-19 coronavirus and recommended health and safety measures can rapidly change, no guarantee can be given as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided. It is important to note that the North Delta Aikikai Return to Sport COVID-19 Safety Plan is not a legal document and is to be used as a guide only. It is not a substitute for actual legislation or orders from the Provincial Health Officer. In the event of an ambiguity or conflict between the North Delta Aikikai Return to Sport COVID-19 Safety Plan and the Public Health Act, regulations, or orders thereunder, the Act, regulations and orders prevail.

Policies

Instructors and students showing symptoms of COVID-19 are prohibited from participating in aikido practice.

  • Anyone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Symptoms include fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and new muscle aches or headache.
  • Anyone directed by Public Health to self-isolate.
  • Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada or who has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor symptoms.
  • If anyone feels sick during practice, they should report to the instructor.
  • Students must be covered by insurance.
  • Policies, guidelines, and protocols will be shared with students via an email message and posted on our website.

Preparation for Outdoor Aikido Practice

Screening

  • Screening questionnaires should be completed, verbally and on paper, by all instructors and participants prior to every practice. 
  • COVID-19 Self-Assessment Questionnaire:
  1. Have you travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you been experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or difficulty breathing)?
  3. Have you had contact in the last 14 days with a suspected, probable or confirmed case of COVID-19?
  4. Have you been told by the public health authority that you may have been exposed and need to quarantine (self-isolate) or isolate?
  • If the participant answered “no” to all the above questions, then you may stay. If the participant answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you must leave and should consult information from the Public Health authorities on what social distance or isolation measures are appropriate.
  • A waiver form will be signed by all participants of the aikido practice.

Outdoor location

  • Provided by the City of Delta.
  • A 3-metre physical distance will be maintained at all times between instructors and participants.
  • An 8-metre physical distance will be maintained at all times between participants of North Delta Aikikai and the general public.
  • A maximum of 20 participants will be allowed to participate.

Individual 

  • Optional to wear a mask.
  • Hand hygiene before and after class.
  • Insured by the Canadian Aikido Federation.

Entry and Exit

  • No loitering before and after class.
  • Attendance is recorded for insurance coverage and contact tracing of COVID-19.
  • Equipment and personal items are placed and located 3-metre apart. 

Activity

  • Participants will practice in a designated area with a 3-metre physical distance.
  • Non-contact and solo warm-up, conditioning exercises, and cool down.
  • Non-contact and solo practice of fundamental movements.
  • No sharing of equipment.

First Aid

  • If first aid is required to be administered during practice, all persons attending to the injured participant must wear a mask and gloves.

Outbreak and Mitigation

  • Report any suspected case(s) of COVID-19-like illness among instructors and participants to the local Health Authority Medical Health Office and facility operators.
  • If a case or outbreak is confirmed, follow the orders of the local Health Authority and inform any participants who attended an aikido practice that involved the individual with the suspected case of COVID-19.
  • Enhance cleaning and infection control measures to reduce risk of transmission.
  • Ensure self-isolation for participants, volunteers, or employees who have symptoms of COVID-19 for a minimum of 14 days.
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