COVID-19 Protocols for NAIT Arena
As part of NAIT's response to mitigating the risk of the spread of COVID-19, the following protocols have been implemented and MUST be adhered to. Any violation of the protocols below and our ice slot is at risk of being revoked.
1. All alumni attending the skates must either download the "NAIT Alert" App (available on Android/iTunes App stores) or visit the website at www.nait.ca and complete the daily check-in form so that a record of your attendance can be tracked in case you need to be contacted in the event of a positive test result. This must be done for EACH skate you attend (your information can be saved for future check-ins and the process is quite simple. From the website: click on" COVID-19 Response" and then "daily check-in form". From the App: click "COVID Information" and then "Daily Check-In"). If you are on your mobile device, click button below to install directly to your mobile device.
2. We will have access to dressing rooms 1, 3 & 4 with an occupancy load of 10, 10 & 6 for a total of 26 players. Access is granted 20 mins prior to the ice time and we are expected to vacate the rooms 20 mins after our ice time (rooms will need to be sanitized after each group and this takes time).
4. Pay parking has been suspended until January 2021.
5. All persons entering NAIT buildings must wear a mask.
6. Spitting is prohibited
Overall, the protocols that NAIT has implemented are very straight forward and should be easy to follow. We will provide reminders each week to all attendees to ensure that the daily check-in form is completed.
The biggest impact to our regular operations will be the time to vacate the dressing room. To ensure we are able to meet the 20-minute time limit there will be no beer provided after the skate. Runway 29 will serve as our off-site location for post skate beverages. We should have plenty of spare time with having to vacate the rooms quickly. Showers will be available as well. :)
AHS Guidelines on COHORTS
At this time, Alberta Health Services is recommending that participants in sports limit themselves to a single cohort only. This is currently a recommendation only and not a mandatory policy being enforced by AHS.
With that in mind, the approach we are taking is to inform all alumni that are attending our weekly skates that they do so at their own risk. The OHAA will not track or enforce a single cohort policy unless AHS make it a mandatory requirement. At the end of the day, we are all adults and can exercise good judgment. If you feel even the slightest bit sick, please stay home.