Updated August 5, 2020 - Everyone who wishes to play with GTPC is welcome to join us after completing 2 items:   1) Signed Health & Safety/Liability Waiver and  2) Registered in advance through Player Line-Up.  We cannot accommodate anyone who arrives on the day of play without having completed BOTH of these items.

ORGANIZED PICKLEBALL ACTIVITY by GTPC
  • GTPC must always comply with the physical distancing measures and recommendations issued by federal and provincial government authorities, including the arrival and departure of players.

  • GTPC will limit activities to court usage by small groups (Max 10) in accordance with total group maximums mandated by the authorities. 

  • GTPC will continue to use online sign-up with Player Line-Up.

  • All players must sign up in advance. Drop-ins will NOT be allowed.

  • GTPC will keep a record of all members and guests, so that contact can be made, if required, to inform that a positive case has been identified. 

  • All GTPC members and guests will be required to complete an online Health & Safety/Liability Waiver prior to stepping on the court.  It is understood that any player who participates in GTPC club play has read, acknowledged and agree with GTPC's policies, procedures and protocols. 

  • Upon arrival, the Court Host will remind players of the safety protocols in place.

  • Court Hosts will need to inform GTPC's President, John McPhee, of any issues related to our policies and inform him if any player discloses that have tested positive for the virus.

Players will be allowed to play if:

  • Everyone residing in the player's household, including the player, has not returned from another country (Including the U.S.) or other restricted travel,  in the past 14 days. The Player will not visit the Club for 14 days from date of return to Ontario.

  • Player does not have a fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing or flu like symptoms or has not been in contact with or reside with someone who has these symptoms. Players will be required to remain away from the Club for 14 days commencing at the completion of the symptoms.

  • Only players who have signed up in advance through GTPC's online reservation system will be allowed to step on the court.  There will be NO drop-in activities permitted or congregating in and around the courts.

 GTPC Enforces PHYSiCAL DISTANCING 
  • GTPC expects all to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres, or as recommended by government authorities.

  • GTPC will ask players to remain on the same side of the court and avoid changing ends. If change of ends is necessary then all players are to rotate clockwise.

  • GTPC reserves the right to place any additional measures that will limit contact between players and volunteers as required.

PICKLEBALL BALLS 
  • GTPC will exercise caution with pickleball balls by disinfecting each day there is play.

  • Players will be encouraged to bring their own balls.

  • GTPC will endeavour to restrict balls to one particular group or court. 

  • GTPC will disinfect balls using this procedure before and after each game:

    • The surest way of disinfecting, approved by the WHO, is to use diluted bleach. Cleans the inside and outside of balls. GTPC will disinfect all balls after each day of play.

We strongly suggest you follow the below recommendations if you wish to play pickleball. Please remember that you play at your own risk.  With that in mind, if you choose to play:

Before you PLAY 

  • Arrive on time BUT please don't arrive early but go directly to the courts upon your arrival, avoid socializing in groups.

  • Play only with family members, persons living in your household or individuals you believe to be low risk. 

  • Do not play if you or your playing partner: 

    • Exhibit any coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts. 

    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 

    • Are considered vulnerable or at risk (elderly individuals with underlying health concerns, immunosuppressed persons, individuals suffering from serious health problems, notably high blood pressure, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, obesity and asthma).

  • GTPC and/or Court Host has the right to ask a player to leave if they are not respecting our policies as outlined or exhibit any symptoms, is waiting for the results of a COVID test or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 14 days.

 PREPARING TO PLAY 

  • To protect yourself against infections and the spreading of such:

    • Wash your hands with disinfectant soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer, before going on a pickleball court. 

    • Bring hand sanitizer and use it before you begin play, between games and again when you complete play and leave the courts. GTPC will have hand sanitizer available at the courts.

    • Clean your equipment, including your paddles and water bottles, with an appropriate disinfectant. 

    • Do not share equipment with your playing partner or others. 

    • Ensure you have enough water before leaving the house to avoid having to touch a tap or water fountain handle. 

    • Currently it is a player's discretion to wear gloves and/or a mask while playing. 

    • If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your sleeve/elbow. 

    • Avoid touching door handles, gates, benches and all other objects where the virus could survive. If you touch something, make sure to wash your hands and disinfect the surface you have touched.

 WHILE PLAYING 

  • Keep a 2-metre distance from other players.   When Doubles are played, this 2-metre distance is required, except for brief exchanges (referred to as incidental contact).

  • Avoid all physical contact, for example shaking hands or tapping paddles, with other players. 

  • Avoid touching your face after touching a ball or paddle, or when you hit a stray ball to another player. 

  • Stay on your side of the court. 

  • Use only a sanitized ball and change to another freshly sanitized ball after each game. 

AFTER PLAYING 

  • Wash your hands carefully with water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer. 

  • Leave the court immediately after you finish playing.

PLEASE REMEMBER: 

·       PICKLEBALL IS ONLY A GAME,

·       YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE NOT.

·       RESPECT YOURSELF, RESPECT ONE ANOTHER AND BE SAFE!!

Georgian Triangle
pickleball club
 

georgiantrianglepc@gmail.com

Collingwood, ON 

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