As British Columbia public health authorities develop guidelines to lift some restrictions on gathering in a responsible way, Gymnastics BC has been working with viaSport and the Province of British Columbia to understand the recommendations of our Chief Provincial Health Officer and how they best apply within the sport. White Rock Gymnastics believes that gymnastics is a critical activity within our communities, and is vital to the health and wellness of our membership. Weighing our sport’s benefits against the obvious concerns presented to us by the COVID-19 pandemic has taken up much of our organization’s time over the past three months, as the health and safety of our athletes, staff, and the wider community is always our top priority. Through resources and guidance provided to us by Gymnastics BC, viaSport, and WorkSafeBC, we are confident that we have developed suitable programs that will welcome participants back in a safe and effective environment.
Health and safety of all individuals is a priority
Activities are in alignment with provincial health recommendations
Modifications to activities are in place in order to reduce the risks to each sports organization and its participants
Our sport is united and aligned on a plan to reopen throughout the province
While we do hope things will return to normal in the not too distant future, this plan will be the ‘new normal’ until we are advised otherwise by public health authorities.
If you choose to enter the club facility and/or participate in activities, you must follow these rules:
If you do not feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home.
If you have (or if someone from your household has) traveled outside of Canada, you are not permitted at the facility until you have self-isolated for a minimum of 14 days.
If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID19, please stay home.
Wash your hands before participating.
Bring your own equipment, water bottle, and hand sanitizer.
Comply with physical distancing measures at all times.
Avoid physical contact with others, including shaking hands, high fives, etc.
Leave the facility as quickly as possible after the program, parents should plan to drop off and pick up their children promptly at the scheduled times.
Our Return to Sport Plan is based on current public health guidance. While we are all doing our best to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, while the virus circulates in our communities it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk. Each participant must make their own decision as to whether it is in their best interest to resume participation at this time. As such, you must consider your own circumstances and make a decision that is right for you. Should you choose to join us, we require your full cooperation with our COVID-19 Safety Plan.