COVID 19 Information and Return to Hockey Plan
Episode Four of the Center Ice podcast focuses on how teams who are affected by the Government of Alberta’s Public Health Order can navigate the pause on hockey.
THE FOLLOWING UPDATE WAS PROVIDED BY HOCKEY ALBERTA TO ITS MEMBERS ON DECEMBER 9.
Good afternoon Members,
On Tuesday, Premier Kenney announced the temporary closure of all indoor recreation facilities, including arenas (ENHANCED PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES). The announcement also included all indoor and outdoor social gatherings (public and private) being prohibited and that outdoor group activity, including team sports, must be limited to 10 people or fewer with all participants from different households maintaining a physical distance of two metres from each other at all times. Hockey Alberta is currently working with our Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation representatives at the government to clarify what this means for the potential usage of outdoor rinks. Once we know more, we will communicate that to you all.
Unfortunately, this means that all hockey activity, province-wide, must stop as of Sunday, December 13 at 12:01am (Saturday at midnight). Until Saturday at midnight organizations in regions that have not, at any time, been under enhanced public health measures may continue to operate as they were prior to the announcement. Although there is no definitive end date, the government did state that the new public health order will be in effect for a minimum of four weeks.
The government will announce some additional support through the Alberta Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. Please be sure to visit this page to determine if you are eligible (RELAUNCH GRANT). If you have questions about the grant you can send an email inquiry to SMErelaunch.firstname.lastname@example.org. Lockdown support may also be available to your organization and/or your local facility (LOCKDOWN SUPPORT).
This flow chart has been created to help families navigate their way through the expectations and process when a player is showing symptoms or has been tested for COVID-19. This chart will be updated, as required, based on changes to Alberta Health Services protocols.