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All City-operated recreation facilities are closed until further notice to limit the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Health and Safety - Soccer Centre

Stay home and away from others

  • If you’re showing symptoms or feeling unwell
  • If you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days
  • If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive or are waiting for test results for COVID-19

Masks and face coverings

In the Soccer Centre, you must wear a mask whenever you are not actively engaging in a physical activity. For example, masks must be worn:

  • In change rooms
  • In the lobby
  • When you’re traveling to other areas in the facility
  • If you’re coaching
  • If you are a spectator

You do not have to wear a mask if you meet any of the exemption criteria. Learn more about the Temporary Face Coverings Bylaw.

How we’re keeping you safe

  • Making sure our facilities align with provincial guidelines
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas (e.g. doors, counters, railings)
  • Providing access to hand sanitizer and hand wash stations
  • Having staff maintain physical distancing and wear face coverings when possible

How you and your group can keep safe

Permit holders/organizers

  • Make sure all participants understand the COVID-19 guidelines
  • Follow your provincial and national sport governing bodies' guidelines related to COVID-19
  • Limit the number of contacts between different participants by playing within set cohorts (e.g. mini-leagues or bubbles with a fixed number of participants)
  • Tell participants they must bring their own water
  • Collect participant contact information to support contact tracing if necessary
  • Follow guidelines for indoor and outdoor gatherings
  • The permit holder is responsible for managing spectator numbers (10 or less per team) by communicating with players and families on limits
  • Help coaches and instructors reinforce messages about physical distancing (2 metres or 6 feet apart if possible) and limiting physical contact; no close contact huddles, no handshakes or high fives
  • Manage your teams to spend as little time as possible in the facilities (including change rooms)
  • Frequently clean and disinfect any equipment handled by hand (e.g. lacrosse sticks, balls)

Participants and spectators

  • Maintain physical distancing and wear masks when possible. Masks should not be worn when conducting intense physical activities.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before, during and after your activity
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face
  • Cover coughs and sneezes in a tissue or your elbow
  • Carry and use your own hand sanitizer
  • Players should come dressed in gear as much as possible
  • Bring and clean your own equipment. Avoid sharing equipment unless you are in the same household or cohort. Do not share water bottles and towels.
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your booking time
  • Don’t gather or loiter in dressing rooms, parking areas or public areas before, during or after your activity
  • Practice physical distancing in spectator areas; spectator stands will not be disinfected and cleaned in between bookings
  • Spectators are limited to 10 or less per team to reduce crowding
  • Spectators should stay away from play surfaces unless required to support players; physical distancing guidelines should still be followed
  • Leave the location as soon as your activities end to reduce overlap of bookings

Soccer Centre specific measures

  • Water fountains and vending machines are not available
  • Faucets in change rooms should only be used for washing hands
  • Equipment is not available to rent at this time
  • User groups will be expected to maintain cohort groups in dressing rooms