We are always overjoyed to be welcoming back GymZone Members (new and returning)! We would first like to thank you for trusting us with your child’s sport experience. We do not take this responsibility lightly, and have worked diligently with our District Health Unit, Gymnastics Ontario, and over 250 Member Clubs to meet and exceed provincial guidelines in implementing our protocols and procedures to keep everyone safe and healthy.
We want to ensure our members return to a safe, yet familiar experience, one that still sparks feelings of joy and excitement and delivers a safe, fun learning environment for your children.
- We kindly ask that you arrive with your child 5 minutes before the start of their class.
- One parent/guardian will be able to stay with their child and watch the class from our viewing area.
As per Public Health guidelines, we do not request proof of vaccination to enter our facility.
What to Wear/ Bring
- Gym suit (not required)
- Shorts or leggings
- Nothing too baggy
- Water bottle (water fountain will only be permitted to refill water bottle)
- Long hair tied back
- No jewelry
- Indoor running shoes (Cheerleading classes ONLY)
Facility Cleaning, Disinfection & Safeguarding
- Velcro and other markings will be used to outline physical distancing requirements and safe spaces for athletes and coaches to move around.
- Our bathroom taps, soap, and paper towel dispensers have been converted to touchless.
- Front desk use is exceptionally limited, we encourage you to contact us by phone and email with any questions.
- We have multiple fogging machines that dispense a Neutral PH Disinfectant provided by Ecolab, that is Health Canada registered and deemed effective for Coronavirus and safe for children.
- We are constantly updating our protocols and procedures as new updates are shared by public health, the province, and Gymnastics Ontario.
- We have trained and prepared our team with the knowledge and tools to respond quickly and effectively to a rapidly changing environment.
- We have empowered our staff to stay home if they feel unwell or notify us of any participant feeling unwell/ showing symptoms.
In the event an athlete becomes ill during a class the following steps will be taken:
- The individual will be immediately isolated in a separate area with comforting supervision and they will be given a mask to minimize the spread of respiratory particles.
- Physical distancing from other participants will be ensured.
- All other participants will be advised to wash hands immediately.
- All equipment used by the individual will be removed (if possible) and disinfected immediately.
- If the ill individual is a child, their parent will be notified to pick up them immediately and depending on their symptoms will either be asked to call TeleHealth for professional advice or will be asked to get a COVID-19 test and report the results to firstname.lastname@example.org *All results will be kept confidential.
- If test results are negative, the individual will be permitted to return once symptom-free for 72 hours without the use of medication. If test results are positive, the individual must quarantine for 5 days and GymZone will enact its Internal COVID-19 procedure.
- Please make sure we have your up to date contact information in the event we need to reach you.
As per Public Health regulations, anyone who is sick with any of the identified COVID-19 symptoms, will not be allowed to enter the facility in order to protect all other children. A child who is refused entry due to COVID-19 symptoms, will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) in order to attend their next class. Please also note, that there will be no credits or refunds given for missed classes due to showing symptoms of COVID-19, being exposed or declared a close contact to a positive case or having tested positive for COVID-19.
Our coaches and supervisors have specific gymnastics training through the National Coaching Certification Program as well as Standard First Aid and CPR, Risk Management, and Respect in Sport. The majority of our team members also have High Five Training: Principles of Healthy Child Development to help ensure that while working to develop physical literacy with the children in our programs, we are also ensuring a child’s social, cognitive, and emotional needs are being met. Every year before our Fall Session we host a full-day team orientation where we review all of our policies, protocols, athlete safety, new changes/rules and everything else our team needs to know for a safe and successful year. We host another very similar all-team orientation in June prior to the start of our Summer Camps.
Should this unfortunately happen again, all members will be issued a credit from the date that classes can no longer take place for the remaining amount of the session. You will have the opportunity to use this credit for a future session when we are safe and approved to reopen again.