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COVID-19 Facility Use – DIrectives

May 13, 2020 | 0 comments

 

COVID-19: Facility Re-opening

 

In alignment with the Government of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy and the needs and well-being of the community’s citizens and businesses, the Town of Innisfail has re-opened a number of municipal facilities to the public with restrictions and guidelines in place.

 

Prior to re-entry, users/patrons of each facility will be required to review a set of facility-specific restrictions and guidelines (see below). Signage will also be posted on site. We thank you in advance for adhering to the following directives.

 

{slider Outdoor Arenas |closed}

 

General Directive and Intent:

•  To open the outdoor arenas and allow children and families to participate in physical activity while observing the restrictions set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

 

Restrictions:

•  All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) of each other.

•  Must not gather in groups larger than allowed by provincial legislative restrictions, while maintaining the physical distancing of 2 metres (6 Feet) from individuals outside of their household.

•  Wear a mask if physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) cannot be maintained.

 

Considerations:

•  Follow directions outlined in posted signs.

•  Only use outdoor arenas located in the immediate area (within your municipality).

 

Individual Actions and Precautions:

•  Those who are sick or have symptoms related to Covid-19 must not use outdoor arenas.

•  Avoid sharing sports equipment and limit contact with individuals outside their household.

•  Clean and disinfect sports equipment prior to and after use.

•  Practice proper hygiene

•  Wash your hands frequently.

•  Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands

•  Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

•  Consider limiting children and other members of your household to only visiting outdoor arenas that are close to your home. This will help limit the number of people your family may come into contact with.

•  Maintain physical distancing and avoid congregating with other people when entering and leaving the outdoor arena and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches).

•  Individuals should maintain physical distancing when returning to vehicles or homes.

 

Download PDF: Outdoor Area Directive

 

{slider Innisfail Aquatic Centre |closed}

 

General Directive and Intent:

•  To open the Aquatic Center and allow patrons resume their swimming activities. The guidelines will be in line with the Provincial Government and Alberta Health Services guidelines.

Restrictions:

•  All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 meters (6 feet) of each other.

•  Front counter has glass to separate patrons from staff.

•  Payment should be by debit, credit card or online for passes or lessons.

•  Patrons will call in and book a time slot for lane swim or lessons.

•  Time limits on patrons will be implemented.

•  Cohort groups can have a maximum of 50 individuals which includes instructors/coaches/swimmers.

•  When more than one cohort group is in the facility, barriers or 2-meter distance should be used between cohort groups.

Best Practices:

•  Post signs at entrance that indicate the guidelines set out by the province and AHS.

•  Screen patrons to ensure they do not have Covid-19. Post “Do Not Enter” sign at entrance. This has the screening questions on it that a patron would be refused entry for if answering “Yes” to any of them.

•  Anyone exhibiting signs and symptoms cannot enter the facility.

•  Provide hand sanitizer (60% alcohol or higher) at entrances/exits and encourage patrons to also bring their own.

•  Develop a plan to provide isolation for patron or employee who develop symptoms while on site.

•  Request personal information for tracking purposes to be used by AHS in the event of a Covid contact. Information will be kept for a period of two weeks and then destroyed.

•  Place stickers or signs on floor or wall indicating 2-meter distance.

•  Swim lanes need to be considered for physical distancing. Swimmers must be able to maintain 2-meters when passing other swimmers.

•  Limit the use of shared equipment (flutter boards, pool noodles, life jackets) by patrons.

•  Sanitize all equipment after use by the patrons.

•  Schedule regular cleaning of high touch areas as ladders, doorknobs, handrails, light switches, countertops, tables, desk fixtures and touch pads).

•  Limit numbers of participants in swim classes and lessons.

•  Instructors will instruct from the deck and switch places with the students to complete a demonstration if needed.

•  For lessons under the skill levels of Swim kids level 4 a guardian will assist the candidate in the water. Maintaining the social distancing from the others in the group. The Instructor will inform the guardian what to do with the candidate.

•  Post signs with capacity limits, distancing expectations in locker rooms, pool deck and in pool.

•  Designate one person to be the “Covid – 19 Responsible Person” should not be an on-duty lifeguard.

•  Hot tub and sauna stay closed tell phase 3 of reopening.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

•  Caution should be taken around common touch points, proper hand hygiene should be practiced.

•  Wash your hands frequently.

•  Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands.

•  Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content.

•  Come with swimsuit on and plan to take your after-swim shower at home to limit time in the change rooms and limit exposure.

•  Recommended to bring your own flotation aids and pool toys to limit exposure.

•  Patrons will not share uncleaned towels, goggles or any other equipment with others outside their household or cohort family.

•  You may wear a mask if you will be within 2 meters (6 feet) of people other than members of your own household or cohort family while on deck or in facility.

•  Swimmers will not wear a mask in the pool, they will maintain the 2 meter distancing.

 

Download PDF: Innisfail Aquatic Centre Directive

 

{slider Off-Leash Dog Park |closed}

  

General Directive and Intent:

  • To open the off-leash dog park to patrons while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

Restrictions:

  • All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) of each other.
  • Must not gather in groups larger than 15 while maintaining the physical distancing of 2 metres (6 Feet)

Best Practices:

  • Post signs that indicate the guidelines set out by the province and AHS.
  • Wearing a face mask is recommended by Alberta Health Services if the 2 meter (6 feet) physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • It is essential that if any patron who is feeling unwell of has signs and symptoms of Covid-19 do not attend the off-leash park.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

  • Caution should be taken around common touch points, proper hand hygiene should be practiced.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content

Wear a mask to help limit the spread to others if you will be within 2 meters (6 feet) of people other than members of your own household.

Download PDF: Off Leash Dog Park Directive

 

{slider RV Sani Dump|closed}

 

General Directive and Intent:

  • To open the RV Sani dump station to patrons while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

Restrictions:

  • All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) of each other.
  • Must not gather in groups larger than 15 while maintaining the physical distancing of 2 metres (6 Feet)

Best Practices:

  • Post signs that indicate the guidelines set out by the province and AHS.
  • Signs should encourage patrons to stay in vehicle till it is their turn to use Sani dump.
  • Wearing a face mask is recommended by Alberta Health Services if the 2 meter (6 feet) physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Wearing disposable gloves would be encouraged.
  • Credit card reader will need to be cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Water supply push button and hose will need to be cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • It is essential that if any patron who is feeling unwell or has signs and symptoms of Covid-19 do not use the Sani dump.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

  • Caution should be taken around common touch points, proper hand hygiene should be practiced.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content
  • Wear a mask to help limit the spread to others if you will be within 2 meters (6 feet) of people other than members of your own household.

Download PDF: RV Sani Dump Station Directive

 

{slider Innisfail Skatepark |closed}

 

General Directive and Intent:

  • To open the skateboard park to patrons while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

Restrictions:

  • All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) of each other.
  • Must not gather in groups larger than 15 while maintaining the physical distancing of 2 metres (6 Feet)
  • Post signs helmet and safety equipment use recommended.
  • Remove or move snow fence back at least six feet from edge of skatepark to allow for physical distancing.
  • Remove picnic benches to prevent gatherings and promote physical distancing.

Best Practices:

  • Wearing a face mask is recommended by Alberta Health Services if the 2 meter (6 feet) physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Wear gloves and avoid touching high touch areas (handrails).
  • No more than 15 people using the skate park at one time.
  • Must not share drinking containers or food. NO GLASS containers in skatepark.
  • Bowl and skate area to be clear of debris to prevent incidents.
  • It is essential that if any patron who is feeling unwell or has signs and symptoms of Covid-19 do not attend the skateboard park.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

  • Caution should be taken around common touch points, proper hand hygiene should be practiced.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content
  • Wear a mask to help limit the spread to others if you will be within 2 meters (6 feet) of people other than members of your own household.

Download PDF: Skateboard Park Directive

 

{slider Sports Fields/Ball Diamonds |closed}

 

General Directive and Intent:

To open the sports fields to allow patrons to participate in physical activity while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

Restrictions:

  • All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) of each other.
  • Must not gather in groups larger than 15 while maintaining the physical distancing of 2 metres (6 Feet)
  • Fields are open for public use, but league and organized play is not permitted.

Best Practices:

  • Post signs that indicate the guidelines set out by the province and AHS.
  • Wearing a face mask is recommended by Alberta Health Services if the 2 meter (6 feet) physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Groups of 15 or less should maintain physical distancing from other groups of 15 or less.
  • There is to be no physical contact sports played during this time.
  • Everyone needs to be using their own sports equipment to prevent the potential for touch spread of Covid-19.
  • It is essential that if any patron who is feeling unwell or has signs and symptoms of Covid-19 do not attend the sports fields.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

  • Caution should be taken around common touch points, proper hand hygiene should be practiced.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content
  • Wear a mask to help limit the spread to others if you will be within 2 meters (6 feet) of people other than members of your own household.

Download PDF: Sports Field/Ball Diamond Directive

 

{slider Dodds Lake |closed}

  

General Directive and Intent:

  • To open Dodd’s Lake to allow patrons to utilize lake front while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

Restrictions:

  • All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) of each other.
  • Must not gather in groups larger than 15 while maintaining the physical distancing of 2 metres (6 Feet)

Best Practices:

  • Post signs that indicate the guidelines set out by the province and AHS.
  • Wearing a face mask is recommended by Alberta Health Services if the 2 meter (6 feet) physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Touch surfaces will not be cleaned so hand sanitization is the responsibility of users.
  • It is essential that if any patron who is feeling unwell or has signs and symptoms of Covid-19 do not visit Dodd’s Lake.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

  • Caution should be taken around common touch points, proper hand hygiene should be practiced.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content
  • Wear a mask to help limit the spread to others if you will be within 2 meters (6 feet) of people other than members of your own household.

Download PDF: Dodds Lake Directive

 

{slider Tennis Courts |closed}

  

General Directive and Intent:

  • To open the tennis courts to allow patrons to participate in physical activity while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

Restrictions:

  • All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) of each other.
  • Must not gather in groups larger than 15 while maintaining the physical distancing of 2 metres (6 Feet)

Best Practices:

  • Post signs that indicate the guidelines set out by the province and AHS.
  • Wearing a face mask is recommended by Alberta Health Services if the 2 meter (6 feet) physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Key holders to the tennis court are encouraged to register the names of all who will have access to the court for tracking purposes.
  • It is recommended to only play with family members, persons living in your household or individuals considered to be low risk.
  • Everyone needs to be using their own sports equipment to prevent the potential for touch spread of Covid-19.
  • Provide players with the fact sheet from Tennis Canada “Tips and Recommendations for Players”.
  • It is essential that if any patron who is feeling unwell or has signs and symptoms of Covid-19 do not attend the tennis courts.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

  • Caution should be taken around common touch points, proper hand hygiene should be practiced.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content
  • Wear a mask to help limit the spread to others if you will be within 2 meters (6 feet) of people other than members of your own household.

Download PDF: Tennis Courts Directive

Tennis Canada Recommendations

 

{slider Playgrounds |closed}

 

General Directive and Intent:

  • To open the playgrounds and allow children and families to participate in physical activity while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

Restrictions:

  • All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) of each other.
  • Must not gather in groups larger than 50 while maintaining the physical distancing of 2 metres (6 Feet) from individuals outside of their household or cohort family.
  • Wear a mask if physical distancing of 2 meters (6 feet) cannot be maintained.

Best Practices:

  • Post signs that indicate the gathering restrictions and physical distancing set out by the province and AHS.
  • Drinking water fountains should be shut off.
  • Ensure garbage bins with removable liners are available and checked regularly.
  • Consider limiting access to playgrounds to those who live in the immediate area.
  • Consider limiting capacity at playground to allow for 2-meter distancing. Post signs to remind users of capacity restrictions.
  • Signage indicating the playground equipment is not being cleaned. Users should clean prior to use and after use.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

  • Those who are sick or have symptoms related to Covid-19 must not use playgrounds.
  • Encourage children to avoid sharing toys or sports equipment and limit contact with individuals outside their household or cohort family.
  • Clean and disinfect toys and sports equipment prior to and after use.
  • Caution should be taken around playground equipment.
  • Practice proper hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands. Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol immediately before and after using playground equipment.
  • Consider limiting children and other members of your household to only visiting playgrounds that are close to your home. This will help limit the number of people your family may come into contact with.
  • Maintain physical distancing and limit congregating with other people when entering and leaving the playground and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches, picnic areas).
  • Individuals should maintain physical distancing when returning to vehicles or homes.

Download PDF: Playgrounds Directive

 

{slider Administration Office |closed}

 

General Directive and Intent:

• To open the Town of Innisfail administration office to patrons while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

 Restrictions:

• All patrons must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) of each other.

• Must not gather in groups larger than 15 while maintaining the physical distancing of 2 metres (6 Feet)

Best Practices:

• Post signs that indicate the guidelines set out by the province and AHS.

• Wearing a face mask is recommended by Alberta Health Services if the 2 meter (6 feet) physical distancing cannot be maintained.

• Hand sanitizer station at front entrance for patrons to use when entering building.

• Plexiglas barrier installed on counter to protect staff and patrons.

• Have lines on the floor indicating a 6-foot distance.

• No more than 15 gathering in one area that can not allow for the physical distancing of 6 feet.

• Avoid taking cash if possible or giving out cash. Wear disposable gloves while handling money and dispose of them and wash and sanitize hands after each transaction.

• Debit machine should be covered with plastic and sanitized after each use.

• Hard surfaces that are touch points need to be cleaned after each patron leaves.

• Public washrooms to remain closed unless they are being cleaned and sanitized after each use.

• Hard surfaces in meeting rooms need to be cleaned and sanitized following any meetings.

• It is essential that if any patron who is feeling unwell or has signs and symptoms of COVID-19 do not attend the administration office.

Download PDF: Administrative Office 

{slider Washrooms – Centennial Park |closed}

 

General Directive and Intent:

• To open the washrooms at Centennial Park to allow patrons to utilize the facilities while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

Restrictions:

• Institute a log of daily cleaning and keep records.

• If handwashing facilities are not available, hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol should be provided.

Best Practices:

• Post signs that indicate the guidelines set out by the province and AHS.

• Wearing a face mask is recommended by Alberta Health Services if the 2 metre (6 feet) physical distancing cannot be maintained.

• Touch surfaces will be cleaned daily so hand sanitization before and after use is recommended.

• It is essential that if any patron who is feeling unwell or has signs and symptoms of Covid-19 do not visit Centennial Park.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

• Caution should be taken around common touch points, proper hand hygiene should be practiced.

• Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.

• Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands.

• Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content.

• If facilities are vandalized, they will be closed.

Download PDF: Washrooms – Centennial Park 

{slider Spray Park |closed}

 

General Directive and Intent:

  • To open the spray park and allow children and families to participate in a refreshing activity while maintaining within the guidelines set out by the province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

Restrictions:

  • All patrons not from the same household or cohort family must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres.
  • Must not gather in groups larger than allowable under current Alberta Health Services restriction.
  • If physical distancing is not possible wearing a mask is recommended around the spray park deck and park area. Masks should not be worn while playing in the spray park water features, as they present a safety risk.

Best Practices:

  • Post signs that indicate the gathering restrictions and physical distancing set out by the province and AHS.
  • Drinking water fountains should be shut off.
  • Sanitize water activation sensor daily.
  • Ensure garbage bins with removable liners are available and checked regularly.
  • Signage indicating that benches and picnic tables around spray park are not being cleaned. Users should clean prior to use and after use.

Individual Actions and Precautions:

  • Those who are sick or have symptoms related to Covid-19 must not use spray park.
  • Encourage children to avoid or limit contact with individuals outside their household or cohort family.
  • Caution should be taken around water features.
  • Take touch precautions when using the activation sensor to start the water.
  • Practice proper hygiene

     Wash your hands frequently.

     Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands

     Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol immediately before and after using spray park.

  • Maintain physical distancing and limit congregating with other people when entering and leaving the spray park and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches, picnic areas).

Individuals should maintain physical distancing when returning to vehicles or homes.

Download PDF: Spray Park Directive

 

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