SST Burlington Guidelines post Covid-19 lockdown restrictions
SST Burlington follows the guidelines and advice provided by the government of Ontario and the city of Burlington. We will be assessing operations and schedules on a month-to-month basis as the pandemic continues to unfold.
Our information and guidelines will be constantly updated as we learn and research the best possible ways to ensure safe and effective ways to provide our members with the highest possible standard of training.
Together we will keep our SST family safe and healthy.
We are currently preparing for the re-opening of our new gym facility in the safest possible manner. The safety of our staff and members is of the highest priority to ensure a safe training environment for all.
The following orders will be in place until further notice:
All persons entering or remaining in these premises shall wear a mask or face covering which covers the nose, mouth and chin as required under City of Burlington By-law 62-2020 and Regional Municipality of Halton By-law 47-20 - Please see the detailed mask policy HERE.
Any person who enters or uses the facility maintains a physical distance of at least two meters from any other person who is using the facility.
Team training (10 persons or more) will not be practiced or played within the facility.
Change rooms and showers in the facility remain closed, except to the extent they provide access to a washroom or a portion of the facility.
Water fountains will not be operational for the foreseeable future. Members will be required to bring their own water bottles and will be responsible for bottles while in the gym.
The only persons permitted to use the facility are athletes and adults (under the supervision of a Coach), who are members of SST Burlington.
Foam Rollers, Bands, Mats will be available to members. These items must be cleaned before and after use. We encourage members to bring their own small equipment, where possible, to decrease the number of items being handled in the gym.
The gym shower facility will not be available for use until further notice.
Workout bookings will be essential to ensure the best and safest sessions without any disruption. Bookings will be limited to 1 hour time slots per member.
No spectators are permitted at the facility, other than up to one accompanying parent guardian or other adult for each athlete under the age of 18.
All SST Coaches will be wearing masks at all times.
No personal contact will be permitted with the SST Coaches unless needed to ensure safety and/or prevent injury.
Handshakes and physical greetings will not be permitted
Memebers must be prepared to handle their own weightsand training equipment. Workouts must be modified so as to not require any spotting. Small equipment such as bands must be used in place of assisted stretching.
We strongly advise adherence to the precautions recommended by the WHO and CDC to prevent respiratory illness, including:
Regular hand washing with soap (for at least 20 seconds) or alcohol-based solution (at least 60 percent alcohol).
Covering coughing or sneezing with a tissue or elbow (not your hand).
Avoiding touching of eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Limiting contact with people who are sick and staying home if you are sick.
The CDC also recommends cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects.
Images provided by - Registered Nurses of Ontario
Health authorities do not recommend wearing masks during strenuous physical activity, unless you are a healthcare provider, infected with COVID-19, or caring for an infected person. We WILL NOT ask members to wear a mask while working out and performing physically demanding activities.
For the detailed list of "Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Prevention and risks" please CLICK HERE
If you have any concerns about your own assessment please take use the Government of Canada's "COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool" available HERE
If you are battling through the cleaning product shortage - see the list of:
Hard-surface disinfectants with evidence against Covid-19 from the Government of Canada. CLICK HERE
HaHand Sanitizers with evidence against Covid-19 from the Government of Canada. CLICK HERE
The following measures will be in place at our facility when we re-open for training:
Signage will be posted in the facility with our Covid-19 guidelines.
We will recommend that any members stay home when feeling sick very if they think they are only mildly ill and might otherwise decide to power through a workout.
A strict rotational cleaning protocol will be in place and members access to zones being cleaned will be restricted.
Lysol wipes will be placed around the gym for members to use before and after the use of equipment.
We encourage members to wash hands during rest periods.
Cleaning of shared workstations such as the reception desk and seating area as well as doorhandles for our own protection. (surfaces, keyboard, mouse etc.)
Pleasedo not hesitate to communicate with our team as and when you require additional information. Our goal is provide a safe training environment for all.
You can do this directly at the facility, via email - Brittany Skinner
, or by phone.
While some people may be (understandably) nervous, health authorities recommend people continue normal preventive measures
, which include staying current on vaccines
, be sure to continue follow a healthful diet
, and exercising regularly
. Unless social distancing measures (those that require avoiding crowded places, such as school closures or restrictions on public gatherings) are implemented, getting in a workout is healthy and safe. Fortunately for us, there is no medical or scientific evidence to suggest that the coronavirus is transmissible via sweat.
We are so excited to have our SST family back at the gym and enjoying our fantastic new facility.