COVID-19

 

UPDATED March 10th, 2022:

Based on the most recent changes made to PHO by Dr. Bonnie Henry there will be no more mandatory mask requirements inside SLNC buildings, limitations on groups sizes, or outdoor group gatherings. As we are late in the season with a minimal amount of staff, we will NOT be lifting lodge seating rules for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.  

PLEASE NOTE the following rules and regulations remain in place for the duration of the 2021-22 season: 

  • All SLNC Staff, volunteers, and coaches must be Double Vaccinated. 
  • All Inside Staff will continue wearing masks for the remainder of the 2021-22 operating season. 
  • All patrons must continue to conduct personal health checks daily. If you are feeling unwell, DO NOT come to SLNC. 
  • We recommend that patrons wear masks indoors if they are immune-compromised, feeling uneasy, or if they have ANY signs of flu or cold-like symptoms. 

 

The general public (not participating in sanctioned club programming) is NOT required to be vaccinated to use facilities, ski, or snowshoe trails at SLNC. 

Provincial restrictions are in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Some restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) under the Public Health Act and others are made under the Emergency Program Act (EPA). SLNC may also have separate policies and procedures mandated for operational staff, volunteers, and participants in programs and events within the organization. 

 

The PHO has amended the face mask, gathering limitations, and events order. Some restrictions remain in place. For example:

  • All Program Participants (Excluding Skill Development Program participants: Bunnies, Jackrabbits, and Track Attack) MUST be double vaccinated by an approved Government vaccine in order to participate in club programs.
  • All coaches, volunteers, and officials working with children MUST be double vaccinated as legislated by the PHO and Viasport BC. As a reference, SLNC already had this mandate in place since September.

 

Non-Compliance

Non-compliance will be addressed by the following 3 steps:

1. VERBAL REPRIMAND The first instance, if minor, will be addressed by the participant being required to attend an education session with the club manager or Head Coach prior to attending another practice. This individual MUST leave the premises immediately upon being given the verbal reprimand. If the instance is a major infraction (deliberate refusal to comply) step 2 will apply immediately.

2. SUSPENSION The second instance of non-compliance (or first instance if a major infraction) will result in the participant being denied access to SLNC programs and facilities for 14 days following the incident. Also, during that time the participant will be required to attend an education session with the club manager or a coach prior to resuming training. In order to return the participant must agree in writing to comply with all procedures and policies, and acknowledge that if there is another instance of noncompliance they will be unable to participate in any SLNC programs for the season or access any SLNC facilities, and will not receive refunds for any programming or season passes purchased.

3. TERMINATION If the participant has another instance of non-compliance they will be immediately notified via email that they will be denied access to SLNC programs and facilities for the remainder of the season. At any time, the immediate termination of season passes, day tickets or programs access can be implemented at the discretion of the General Manager and Health & Safety Committee.

 

If you have any further questions, please reach out to us at i[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Protocols (updated Feb 24th, 2022)

  • PoV is no longer required for race participants or event volunteers.  
  • In order to ensure the health and safety of all staff members at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, all Staff MUST be double vaccinated with a Government approved COVID Vaccine to be employed with SLNC in 2021-22.
  • Please refer to Race Notices for each event’s particular Health and Safety requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Document:

 

Youth XC and Biathlon Programs Advisory (updated Feb 16th, 2022)

  • Youth Programming (Bunnies – Academy Program) is running as per normal.  There are no restrictions on group sizes. (updated Feb 16, 2022)
  • All Participants in Youth Programming at SLNC MUST be double vaccinated to participate for the 2021-22 season (excluding SDP Programs). Your Vaccine Passport will be checked by your coach at the first formal training session.
  • ALL Club Coaches (paid or volunteer in Youth, Biathlon or Masters Programming) and all Program Participants (excluding SDP Programs) MUST be double vaccinated with a Government approved COVID Vaccine to participate in SLNC Programs (Youth, Biathlon and Masters XC, and HP).
  • Review additional Youth Programs COVID Resources HERE.

 

Masters XC and HP Programs Advisory (Updated MARCH 10th, 2022)

  • All Adult Programming (Masters) are able to continue to proceed for the season, as directed by the PHO,
  • No group size restrictions.
  • All Participants in Adult Programming at SLNC MUST be double vaccinated to participate for the 2021-22 season. Your Vaccine Passport will be checked by your coach at the first formal training session.
  • ALL Club Coaches (paid or volunteer in Youth, Biathlon or Masters Programming) and all Program Participants born in 2009 or earlier (12+) MUST be double vaccinated with a Government approved COVID Vaccine to participate in SLNC Programs (Youth, Biathlon and Masters XC, and HP).
  • Review additional Adult Programs COVID Resources HERE.

 

Biathlon Range Rental and Usage 

  • All coaches, athletes, and volunteers renting space in the range are required to be double vaccinated and MUST provide proof of vaccination at the office.
  • Teams renting range spaces are required to be fully vaccinated and must provide proof of vaccination if born in 2009 or earlier (12+).
  • If visiting athletes are not feeling well they must follow PHO guidelines and stay home or at team accommodations.

 

Club Nights – Dryland Training (updated February 16th, 2022)

  • All Programming (Youth through Masters) are permitted to congregate in groups OUTDOORS at this time,
  • There are no longer close proximity requirements with regard to physical distancing.
  • ALL participants MUST be double vaccinated (excluding Skill Development Programs), to participate in any club programming, including outside training sessions.
  • Club Night must follow the same guidelines as per the recommendations listed below,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Document: 

 

Facility Advisory (updated MARCH 10th, 2022)

  • Please bring your own PPE to reduce the wasteful consumption of disposable masks if you wish to continue wearing one indoors.
  • Masks are no longer required to be worn by any patrons.
  • Staff are required to wear masks inside the SLNC Daylodge.
  • We recommend that Day Tickets be purchased online in 2021-22 to reduce congestion and traffic at the lodge. All in-person ticket sales will be completed inside the lodge for 2021-22.
  • You MUST continue to scan your day tickets and Season Passes on each visit to our facility.
  • The upstairs will remain closed to seating for the 2021-22 season.
  • No inside seating will be available downstairs for the 2021-22 season,
  • Please review our Q&A Section that will answer the majority of your questions.
  • When using all buildings and outbuildings at SLNC you are required to wear a non-medical face mask.

 

Workplace Safety Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

S’Cool Ski Programs (Updated March 10, 2022)

S’Cool Ski Programming is permitted to continue at this time with no restrictions.

  • S’Cool Ski Participants are NOT required to provide Proof of Vaccination at this time.
  • S’Cool Ski Program Teachers and Parents are NOT required to provide PoV.
  • ALL S’Cool Ski Participants, Parents, and Volunteers MUST follow PHO orders with regard to staying home if unwell, and performing a daily health check.