Return to Baseball UPDATE - February 8th, 2021


Feb. 08, 2021


To view the official Return to Baseball Document click HERE - Documents are updated to reflect the latest guidance as of February 8th.

 *Document will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

Step 1 changes

As part of Step 1 of the path forward, the following restriction changes come into effect on Monday, February 8. All other restrictions remain in place.

School and team sports activities are permitted under strict public health guidelines

Children and youth will be allowed to participate in limited school and team sports activities.

  • Lessons, practices, and conditioning activities are allowed for indoor and outdoor, team-based, minor sports/activities, and school athletics.
  • Games are not allowed.
  • All participants must be 18 years old or younger, except coaches or trainers.
  • Maximum of 10 total individuals, including all coaches, trainers, and participants.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained between participants at all times:
    • 3-metres physical distance for indoor activities
    • 2-metres physical distance for outdoor activities
    • coaches or trainers may enter physical distancing space for brief interactions with participants (for example, to correct form or technique)
  • Participants must be masked at all times, except during the training activity. Coaches/trainers/etc. must remain masked at all times.
  • Access to change rooms must be limited, including accelerated arrival and departure, emergencies (for example, first aid) and washroom use.

One-on-one training is permitted

  • Only one-on-one or one-on-one household training is permitted for indoor fitness activities (e.g. fitness in dance studios, training figure skating on ice, one-on-one lessons).
  • Sessions have to be scheduled or by appointment. No drop-in or groups allowed.

Safety requirements:

  • One-on-one sessions cannot interact with others and there must be a minimum of 3 metres distance between sessions in the same facility.
  • Trainers must be professional, certified and/or paid trainers who are providing active instruction and correction. Passive supervision of a physical activity is not considered training.
  • Trainers should remain masked during the session; clients are not required to wear a mask while exercising
  • More than one trainer and client ‘pair’ are allowed into the facility, studio, rink, court, pool, ice surface, etc. so long as:
    • Each trainer and client stays 3 metres away from all other trainers and clients at all times, including in entryways and exits.
    • Each trainer can only interact with their assigned client, and each client can only interact with their assigned trainer.
    • No interaction between clients or between trainers is allowed.
    • No ‘cycling through’ multiple trainers as in circuit training.

Stay tuned for updates.https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx  https://twitter.com/CMOH_Alberta/status/1358084537524187144

 

JANUARY 29th, 2021 UPDATE

The Alberta Government has updated Covid-19 restrictions province-wide with new restrictions taking effect as of February 8th, 2021. Baseball Alberta will update further details as they continue to be made available.

Mandatory restrictions - Provincewide - Effective Feb. 8

Group or team sports not permitted

  • No sports games, competitions, team practice, league play or group exercise of any kind is allowed.

One-on-one training is permitted

  • Only one-on-one or one-on-one household training is permitted for indoor fitness activities (e.g. fitness in dance studios, training figure skating on ice, one-on-one lessons).
  • Sessions have to be scheduled or by appointment. No drop-in or groups allowed.

Safety requirements:

  • One-on-one sessions cannot interact with others and there must be a minimum of 3 metres distance between sessions in the same facility.
  • Trainers must be professional, certified and/or paid trainers who are providing active instruction and correction. Passive supervision of a physical activity is not considered training.
  • Trainers should remain masked during the session; clients are not required to wear a mask while exercising
  • More than one trainer and client ‘pair’ are allowed into the facility, studio, rink, court, pool, ice surface, etc. so long as:
    • Each trainer and client stays 3 metres away from all other trainers and clients at all times, including in entryways and exits.
    • Each trainer can only interact with their assigned client, and each client can only interact with their assigned trainer.
    • No interaction between clients or between trainers is allowed.
    • No ‘cycling through’ multiple trainers as in circuit training.

Click here for details on the newest public health measures

*Please note: Starting February 8th, Baseball Alberta insurance will be valid for 1-on-1 baseball training. Insurance for 1-on-1 training will be in effect until new public health measures are in place.

DECEMBER 8th, 2020 UPDATE

The Alberta Government has updated Covid-19 restrictions province wide with some restrictions taking effect immediately and some at 12:01am December 13, 2020.

Baseball Alberta will work quickly to provide additional information once it becomes available.

We thank you for your patience.

Click here for details on the newest stronger public health measures

*Please note: Starting December 13th Baseball Alberta insurance will not be valid for any baseball activity (individual, or team sport) until further notice.

 

 

 

 

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