ROCKWOOD FC RETURN TO PLAY 

Sport makes an important contribution to the physical, psychological and emotional well-being of Canadians. The Covid Pandemic has had devastating effects on communities globally, leading to significant restrictions on all sectors of society, including sport. Resumption of sport can significantly contribute to the re-establishment of normality in Canadian society.

With a situation that evolves daily and may differ by region, Rockwood FC continues to follow the guidance of the Province of Ontario, provincial and local health authorities and Ontario Soccer.

The Return to Play Plan consists of a phased-in approach ensuring a full return to soccer (final stage) is done in a progressive manner. This method is to ensure the soccer system transitions as governmental health authorities modify their health and safety standards over time as our communities return to the new normal of life as well as sport and recreational participation. .

The objective of this Return to Play plan, is the health and safety of our participants.

RFC SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR PARTICIPANTS

  • Attendance will be taken at each session
  • A verbal wellness check will happen prior to each session with the following questions

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS CHECKLIST FOR STAFF/COACHES/PARTICIPANTS

 

Do you have any of the below symptoms?
1. a.   Fever (greater than 38.0 C)? YES NO
b.   Cough? YES NO
c.   Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing? YES NO
d.   Sore throat? YES NO
e.   Runny nose? YES NO
2. Has anyone in your household experienced any of the above symptoms in the last 14 days? YES NO
3. Have you, or anyone in your household travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days? YES NO
4. Have you, or anyone in your household been in contact in the last 14 days with someone who is being investigated as a suspected case of COVID-19? YES NO
5. Are you currently being investigated as a suspected case of COVID-19? YES NO
6. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days? YES NO

If an individual answers “YES” to any of the above questions, they are not permitted to participate in any in-person soccer activity for a minimum of 14 days.

DO NOT ATTEND PRACTICE IF YOU OR YOUR PLAYER:

  • Exhibit any coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts.
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or have travelled out of the country.
  • Are considered vulnerable or at risk (elderly individuals, immunosuppressed persons, individuals suffering from serious health problems, notably high blood pressure, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, obesity and asthma).
  • Ensure your player is healthy and shows no sign of COVID-19 symptoms listed below.
    • Fever
    • Fatigue
    • A dry cough
    • Loss of appetite
    • Body aches
    • Shortness of breath
    • Mucus or phlegm
  • Further symptoms may include
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Chills, sometimes with shaking
    • Loss of smell or taste
    • Stuffy nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Emergency Symptoms
    • Call a doctor or hospital right away if you have one or more of these COVID-19 symptoms:
    • Trouble breathing
    • Constant pain or pressure in your chest
    • Bluish lips or face
    • Sudden confusion

If any participant develops symptoms related to COVID-19 they must self-isolate for 14 days and notify Aaron Kerr, Technical Director. Player will not be permitted to participate in any RFC activity until 14 days after symptoms have been resolved. If there is a case on any specific team, we will contact public health and the affected players and ensure protocols and policies are followed.

ONTARIO SOCCER COVID 19 UPDATES
Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guidelines