COVID-19

Moving forward in this uncertain time, PFC is committed to being a responible community member by showing leadership for our families, and community.  Our facility is 7500 sq feet, separated into 3 distinct areas: two large areas with sprung floor and mats, and a tumbling/trampoline area. There is a large front lobby, walkways throughout the gym, and another door opening to the front of the building. 

We, as owners, pride ourselves in taking health and safety very seriously. Our other occupations are Teacher and Registered Nurse. Having a medical professional on board helps ensure we are following health and infection control principles and abide by regulations. Operating our business is important to us, but not as important as ensuring the health and safety of our athletes and our community. 

Cristina and Todd Knihnitski

Prairie Fire Cheerleading COVID-19 Gym Protocol – July 6, 2020

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

  • Athletes ages 15 and under MUST have a parent/guardian fill out the Online Screening Questions each day of attending PFC: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMam3MngHPJaCuqzclE7X35qFeD6bILN86qqSFwLTa9pYIpw/viewform?usp=sf_link
  • Athletes ages 16 and older can verbally answer the questions at the gym.
  • Arrive ready to go: have training gear on, use the bathroom at home, have water bottle filled.
  • Things to bring:
    • Water bottle: already filled – water fountains are closed
    • Clean indoor shoes: in a plastic bag
    • Mask: in a sealed bag or container (a PFC cloth mask will be given out at first session) to be worn on entrance and exit of the gym. Launder after each practice please. 
    • Hand sanitizer: Health Canada approved, min 70% alcohol 
    • Any small personal items (only if needed, eg inhaler), in a sealed Ziploc bag
    • LEAVE BACKPACKS IN YOUR CAR. EAT BEFORE YOU COME.
  • Parents/Drivers: please remain in your car. Only athletes/staff are allowed in the gym at this time. After dropping off your athlete at the entrance, please drive and park further down the street to prevent congestion. Please wait 10 minutes prior to leaving. 

ENTERING THE GYM

  • Wait in your car until the gym door is open (5 min prior to start time).
  • Door will be unlocked and opened for you when it is time to enter. Remove your outside shoes and place on marked areas on the shoe racks. Put on your cheer shoes. 
  • Proceed to the screening station inside the gym lobby. If someone is ahead of you, stand on the marked areas 2m apart in line while you wait. 
  • Please keep your hand to yourselves when inside the lobby. Remain from touching your face. 
  • After the screening station, follow the arrows to your designated training space. 

CLEANING

  • Enhanced cleaning measures will be in place before, during and after training sessions in all areas of the gym.
  • Equipment will be disinfected between each use.
  • Frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected between each training session.
  • Cleaning solutions used are Health-Canada approved and authorized disinfectants for SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

SCREENING

  • A PFC Staff person will check your temperature with an infrared thermometer.
  • Sanitize your hands with Health Canada approved hand sanitizer. We will have hand sanitizer available, but we ask you to bring your own for use during training (see ‘Training’ section). 
  • The questions that you will be asked are:
  1. Do you have any new or worsening symptoms (not related to allergies), including:

    •  Fever and/or chills

    •  Cough

    •  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    •  Sore throat

    •  Runny nose or nasal congestion

    •  Headache

    •  Unexplained fatigue or aches/pains

    •  Loss of sense of smell or taste

  2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

  3. In the last 14 days, have you:

    •  Been outside of Canada?

    •  Had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?

    •  Spent time in an area currently deemed an area of concern for COVID-19?

TRAINING

  • Carry your water bottle and hand sanitizer to your designated space inside the gym. If you accidently touch your face, you can clean your hands without leaving your designated space. If you brought any personal items (in a small bag), please leave in marked area in cubby/on shelf.  
  • Coaches will provide instructions and directions. Athletes will be assigned training spaces throughout the session to ensure physical distancing. 
  • All equipment that you use will be disinfected before being used by another athlete. 
  • In case of emergency, PFC Staff/Coaches have access to appropriate PPE.

EXITING THE GYM

  • Remain in your designated training space until you are given direction from Coach/Staff.
  • PFC Coach/Staff will ask athletes to exit gym one at a time. Sanitize your hands and put on your mask. Athletes will change their shoes, placing cheer shoes in the plastic bag. Please disinfect your shoes at home and place in a clean plastic bag before your next training session. 
  • Sanitize your hands and exit the building. 
  • Drivers PLEASE BE ON TIME to pick up your athlete. Remain in your vehicle or stand directly outside your vehicle. A PFC Staff/Coach will ensure each athlete is picked up.
  • We encourage athletes to shower once arriving home.

Contact Info

  • Prairie Fire Cheerleading

    421 42ndA St E
    Saskatoon, SK S7K 0V4

  • info@prairiefirecheerleading.ca

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