COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN - Aldergrove Minor Baseball Association (AMBA)

 

Measures in place List your control measures for maintaining physical distance in your environment. If this information is in another document, identify that document here. 

 

Park Usage:

-    All spectator benches will be removed or marked “Out of Order” to discourage spectators

-    AMBA will only be permitted to use the South East Diamond (Peewee) and the South West Diamond (Mosquito) in an effort to limit the amount of people in the baseball     area of the park

-    There will be a 15 minute difference in scheduling events on either diamond to ensure    safe access in and out of the park

-    If scheduling multiple events, scheduler must ensure that the size limits are maintained   (no more than 50 people total at the park)

-    Use of cones, painted arrows and signs to ensure that people enter and exit the park safely and to space out any spectators

-    Schedule will provide a minimum of 60 minutes between events to provide time for   participants to leave safely before others arrive and for any and all equipment to be disinfected

-    Players and coaches should arrive at their scheduled time, not early, all participants    should remain in their vehicles until the other participants have left the baseball area of    the park and have entered the parking lot, all participants need to vacate the park as    soon as possible when their allotted time has expired. (do not linger at the park in groups)

- All players and coaches/volunteers will enter through the park entrance off the parking lot

- Players and coaches/volunteers using the Peewee diamond will leave via the left field exit

- Players and coaches/volunteers using the Mosquito diamond will leave via the left field and around the outfield of the Peewee Diamond along the outside pathway

-    Entry should only be through the park entrance off the parking lot, all other entrances   will be marked “closed” during AMBA events

-    Only those who indicated their attendance at the event via TeamSnap will be allowed to     enter the park, no drop-in players/parents/drivers or coaches

-    In-person meetings are discouraged, if needed, all participants must maintain the 2  meter physical distancing

- 2 meter physical distancing circles will be painted on the grass up the 1st and 3rd   baselines where the players and coaches can place their belongings upon arrival, all    personal belongs not needed for practice, including water bottles, need to be kept in this circle

-    No team huddles and drills must ensure that players must remain 2 meters apart

-    No use of the dugouts

-    No indoor events (ie batting cages)

Measures in place List the rules and guidelines that everyone is required to follow. This could include things like using one-way doors or walkways, no sharing of equipment, and wiping down equipment after use. If this information is in another document, identify that document here.

  • Use of painted arrows and signs to ensure that people entering and exiting the park safely and to space out any spectators

-    Schedule will provide a minimum of 15 minutes between events to allow time for    participants to leave safely before others arrive and for any and all shared equipment to   be disinfected

-    Players and coaches should arrive at their scheduled time, not early, all participants    should remain in their vehicles until the other participants have left the baseball area of    the park and have entered the parking lot, all participants need to vacate the park as    soon as possible when their allotted time has expired. (do not linger at the park in groups)

-    Entry should only be through the park entrance off the parking lot, all other entrances    will be marked “closed” during AMBA events

-    At the entrance to the park there will be a table with hand sanitizer that all people    attending an AMBA event must use before entering and exiting

-    Only those who indicated their attendance at the event via TeamSnap will be allowed to enter the park, no drop in players/parents/drivers or coaches

-    No Concession

-    Hand Sanitizer provided to each team using the park as well as disinfectant for the    equipment (Sanitizing disinfectant will be Aerochem from Walter Surface Technologies, 70% Alcohol Liquid Surface Cleaner plus wipes)

-    The first scheduled team/coach will be responsible for setting up all cones and signs    and the last scheduled team/coach to use the park must bring in and sanitize all cones    and portable signs etc before returning them into storage

-    No travel, no gatherings over 50

- Full team practices including all available coaches

- Volunteer will be provided with gloves and masks when sanitizing equipment  

- No shared personal equipment

 

- Should a player require catcher’s equipment, AMBA will supply equipment to the  player for the season. This catcher's equipment will be for the player’s personal use and is not to be shared. The player will be responsible for maintaining and cleaning any and all borrowed catcher’s equipment

-    Disinfect team equipment before, during and after practices, to be completed by the   team volunteer

-    All bases must be disinfected before being returned to storage

- Disinfect all door handles and alarm pads on the batting cages upon opening up the cages and once they are closed for the day

- All baseball must be disinfected at the end of practice. 

- When possible, players are encouraged to work in pairs with 1 ball between them. 

-    Anyone handling the field prep equipment will be supplied with gloves

-    All field prep equipment must be sanitized after every use and/or before being put into    storage

- Only the coaching staff and official volunteers will sanitize the team equipment

- All teams will be provided with garbage bags 

 

Measures in place Who will use masks? What work tasks will require the use of masks? How have workers been informed of the correct use of masks? If this information is in another document, identify that document here. 

 

- All first aid kits will contain at least 3 masks and 3 pairs of gloves

 

-    All first aid attendants need to use a mask and gloves before administering first aid, new masks and gloves will be provided with first aid kits

 

-    Volunteer will be provided with gloves and masks when sanitizing equipment

 

Cleaning protocols Provide information about your cleaning plan. Specify who is responsible for cleaning, the cleaning schedule, and what the cleaning protocols will include (e.g., which surfaces, tools, equipment, etc.). If this information is in another document, identify that document here. 

The Township of Langley is responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the washrooms 

- Coaches or official volunteers will disinfect all door handles and alarm pads on the batting cages upon opening up the cages and once they are closed for the day

-    All fence areas that the players or coaches came into contact with need to be sanitized at the end of practice

- Coaches will access any and all equipment through the batting cage storage area. These items will be placed in the storage area by members of the AMBA Return to Play Committee, Brad Blatz, Warren Pilat, Dan Moraes and Jeff Dunton. Only members of the AMBA Return to Play Committee will access any equipment not found in the batting cage storage area, ie Tractors and spikes 

 

Step 3: Develop policies Develop the necessary policies to manage your sport. Our policies ensure that participants and others showing symptoms of COVID-19 are prohibited from participating in sport activities 

 

  • Coaches will conduct routine daily symptom screenings for all players/volunteers/parents/drivers. A daily attendance form will be supplied to all coaches, this form will contain a list of all known COVID-19 symptoms and applicable questions regarding travel and contacts 

 

  • In the event that a case or outbreak (2 or more cases) of COVID-19 are reported within the AMBA organization, the AMBA Return to Play Committee, Brad Blatz, Warren Pilat, Dan Moraes and Jeff Dunton, will implement the following plan

 

  • If any case of COVID-19 is reported to AMBA:

-    AMBA will report the case to the Township of Langley and the Medical Health Officer

-    All activities postponed, all club equipment to be sanitized by the sanitizing committee

-     Coaches and players will be informed of the case of COVID and told to responsible sanitize their personal equipment

-    Player/Coach reporting the case must self isolate according to the Department of Health Guidelines

-    Other coaches/players who may have been exposed will be informed and removed from practice for at least 14 days or until the diagnosis of COVID-19 is ruled out by health authorities

-    Other registered players/coaches/volunteers will be contacted by the Committee and must self monitor their symptoms daily, report any respiratory illness and not to return to activity for at least 10 days following the onset of fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite. Individuals should contact 8-1-1 if they experience any of the above symptoms

Step 4: Develop communication plans and training You must ensure that everyone participating in the sport activity knows how to keep themselves safe while participating.

  • All coaches will receive an orientation package and on site demonstration of the sanitation and monitoring procedures
  • All communication will be sent out through the coaches
  • Signage will be posted before the days events
  • The first scheduled team/coach will be responsible for setting up all cones and signs and the last scheduled team/coach to use the park must bring in and sanitize all cones and portable signs etc before returning them to storage
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