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Brantford Gymnastics Academy

We are taking all possibile measuremens to provide a safety environment to all our members and staff when time comes to resume activity!

Our facility has been desinfected!

Gym view from viewing area

Competitive team 2019-2020

Summer Day Camp will be running July 6th-September 4th You can register daily or weekly for Half day or Full day Please check Camps for more information and send us an email for availability  brantfordgymnastics@hotmail.com

Summer Day Camp

NOW LOCATED AT 487 PARK ROAD NORTH!! We are so humbled to be able to announce we are settling into our new home! All classes are now operating at 487 Park Road North! We look forward to seeing all of the smiling faces as they experience their new forever home! STAY TUNED FOR OPEN HOUSE DETAILS!

Now Located at 487 Park Road North!!

BGA OFFERING SIBLING DISCOUNTS! We would love for your family to enjoy our programs! Please contact the BGA office for discount details! Contact BGA @ 487 Park Road North, 519-304-7655, brantfordgymnastics@hotmail.com

SIBLING DISCOUNTS

 
 
Brantford Gymnastics Academy is a National High Performance club in the Brantford, Ancaster, Paris, St. George, Caledonia, Simcoe and surrounding area. Our High Performance status was obtained after producing athletes placing in the top 3 at Elite Canada and National Championships.

Brantford Gymnastics Academy is owned and operated by former National Champion of Romania, Iudita Brumaru, producing several provincial & national champions in the past 20 years. Brantford Gymnastics Academy has represented Canada at several International Competitions such as International Gymnix (Montreal), Tour La Comb (France), & Elite Gym Massilia (France), all of which BGA athletes qualified to compete in the finals bringing home International Titles.

Our gymnasts train with hard work and dedication to the sport year round! The dedicated and qualified coaching staff work close with the athletes to consistently strive for improvement and excellence at all levels. Offering classes from recreational all the way up to the national level, there is always a class for you at Brantford Gymnastics Academy.

 

OFFICE / REGISTRATION HOURS

June 29th-August 30th, 2020

Monday and Wednesday
4:00pm-7:000pm
 

LOCATED AT 487 PARK ROAD NORTH!!!!
519-304-7655 / brantfordgymnastics@hotmail.com

 

NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR:


July 6th-September 4th, 2020

Summer Day Camp, Summer Gymnastics,Tumbling, Acro, Private lessons

Fall session Septmber 5th,2020-January 31st,2021
 

PROTOCOLS

 

Gymnastics Ontario/ Brantford Gymnastics Academy

Member awareness:

*Assumption of Risk Agreement must be completed by all participants/ members.

*Government of Ontario approved handwashing and physical distancing protocols are posted in high traffic areas e.g. main entrance door, bathrooms

* Participants and their families will be aware (at least through signs) that they may not enter the facility if either they or a household member has had onset of illness with symptoms compatible with suspected or lab-confirmed COVID-19 in the prior 14 days; signs are posted at the entrances to the facility to remind staff, parents/guardians, and other visitors

Maintain confidentiality of any person confirmed to have been COVID-19 infected

Protocols are posted on the BGA Website

Entering and Exit Facility:

Limit carpooling, only members of the same family should be in a vehicle together.

Physical distancing lines are placed inside and outside of facility.

We will ensure physical distancing requirements are met.

All persons must properly wash with soap and water or sanitize hands upon entering facility

A staff member should escort the gymnasts inside the facility, and administer screening process about illnesses in youth or their household members (an adult must be present)

Maximum of one parent (and no siblings) per gymnast inside facility who should remain physically distant.

Viewing; encourage parents to drop-off and pick-up as opposed to entering facility to watch the class Seating is marked off where people can sit.

When possible, parents/guardians should pick up their gymnast outside. If the gymnast needs supervision while waiting for pickup, adults should be practicing physical distancing.

There is a single entrance and exit.

Anyone feeling unwell MUST STAY HOME

Once classes are over athletes and parents need to leave the gym, no lingering around and chatting should be permitted

Requirements for Health and Safety:

Pick-up and drop-off of camp participants should happen outside the program setting unless it is determined that there is a need for the parent/guardian to enter the setting.

Pick-up and drop-off procedures will support physical distancing and cohorting using strategies such as, but not limited to: avoiding group transportation (carpooling), separate cohort entrances, having one designated parent/guardian pick-up and drop-off each camp participant, staggering entry, or limiting the numbers of people in entry areas.

Screening:

All individuals, including camp participants, parents/guardians, staff, and visitors must be screened at home prior to arrival at program entry.

Camp participants will be screened at the door (an adult from the family must be present)

We will deny entry to any individual who has any of the symptoms outlined in the COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms on the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Website or who has come in close unprotected contact with a person with symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Camp participants should be monitored for atypical symptoms and signs of COVID-19.

Screening will be done at the entrance of the facility with appropriate precautions when screening, including maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters (6 feet) from those being screened, being separated by a physical barrier (such as a plexiglass barrier), or wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e., non-medical mask).

Alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content will be placed at all screening stations and entrances to the program.

We will be using a free touch thermometer.

We will not permit camp participants who are ill to attend the program. Signs will be posted at the entrances to the program to remind staff, parents/guardians, and other visitors.

We will notify parents/guardians if their camp participant begins to show symptoms of COVID-19 while in camp, including the need for immediate pick-up The child will be isolated until pick-up.

Facility and Safeguarding:

We will ensure physical distancing requirements are met.

Handwashing guidelines will be display in areas to show people how to properly wash hands.

Respiratory etiquette should be followed by advising individuals to cough or sneeze into one’s arm or a tissue

We will try to avoid the use of the change room as much as possible.

Cleaning will be done a minimum of twice per day, or more frequently when possible the washrooms (high traffic area)

Hand sanitizing stations are in place throughout facility.

We will clean/disinfect gymnastics equipment between classes, where possible, and at the end of the day.

Once classes are over for the day and all athletes have left, all additional surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected (mats, floors, counters, bathrooms, office space, door handles, light switches, railings, etc.)

Gymnasts will provide their own water and there will be no sharing. Water filling stations are allowed, but individuals must wash their hands before and after use.

Personal chalk containers are to be used. No open chalk bucket is available (each athlete should be supplied with their own chalk and instructed not to share) and wash hands after using equipment.

Athletes are not permitted to share personal training equipment (e.g. grips, slippers, wrist bands, wrist supports, ankle braces, tape, etc.) All cleaning products are authorized disinfectants against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 We will maintain a cleaning and disinfecting log.

There will be no lost-and-found bin.

NO SPOTTING is currently permitted in any COMPETITIVE and or SUMMER DAY CAMP

Requirements for Health & Safety:

We will ensure current infection prevention and control practices are adhered to. This includes, but is not limited to:

Ensuring all equipment used at summer day camps are made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected or are single use and are disposed of at the end of the day (e.g., craft supplies).

We will minimize the sharing and frequency of touching of objects, equipment and surfaces, and other personal items.

We will increase frequency (minimum twice a day) of cleaning and disinfecting objects, equipment, and frequently touched surfaces.

Low-level hospital grade disinfectants may be used.

We will be checking expiry dates of cleaning and disinfectant products used and always following the manufacturer's instructions We will be performing and promoting, frequent proper hand hygiene (including supervising or assisting camp participants with hand hygiene).

Handwashing using soap and water is recommended over alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) for children.

We will ensure physical distancing is met between camp participants, parents/guardians, and staff by:

Spreading camp participants out into different areas. Using visual cues (e.g., signs, posters, floor markings, etc.) We will stagger or alternate lunchtime to reduce number of individuals in lunch area. We will incorporate more individual activities or activities that encourage more space between camp participant.

Our program will operate in consistent cohorts of no more than 10 individuals including both staff and camp participants. With the following considerations:

IMPORTANT: cohorts (groups/classes) at gymnastics summer day camps are 10 individuals including both staff and camp participants. We have permission for MULTIPLE COHORTS (groups/classes) can occupy the same summer day camp facility if separated by spaces, which includes summer camp participants, competitive athletes and coaching staff.

You must maintain at a minimum, physical distancing of six feet from all participants.

While close contact may be unavoidable between members of a cohort (group/class), physical distancing and general infection prevention and control practices will still be encouraged, where possible.

Face coverings (non-medical masks) will be used if physical distancing of at least 2-metres cannot be maintained between cohorts.

Cohorts (groups/classes) will not be mixed with other cohorts (groups/classes) at the same time, including pick-ups and drop-offs, mealtimes, playtime, outdoor activities, tents, staff areas/rooms, etc.

Programs that utilize a room/space that is shared by cohorts (groups/classes) or has other user groups will ensure the room/space is cleaned and disinfected before and after using the space.

A cleaning log will be posted and used to track cleaning.

Each cohort should have designated equipment or clean and disinfect equipment between cohort (groups/classes) uses.

Personal belongings brought to camp should be minimized. If brought to camp, personal items (e.g., backpack, clothing, water bottles, food, etc.) should be labeled and kept in an area designated for the individual’s cohort (group/class) and should not be handled by individuals from other cohorts (groups/classes).

Play structures can only be used by one cohort (group/class) at a time and must be cleaned and disinfected before and after use by each cohort (group/class).

Plans will be made to prevent mixing of cohorts (groups/classes) in washrooms/changerooms and to frequently clean and disinfect shared surfaces in washrooms/changerooms.

We will avoid getting close to faces of camp participants, where possible.

There will be no singing activities indoors.

We will ensure camp participants and staff perform proper hand hygiene before and after eating.

Each camp participant must have their own drink bottle that is labeled, kept with them during the day, and not shared.

Each camp participant must have their own individual meal or snack (peanut free) with no common food items (e.g., salt/pepper shaker, condiments). Camp participants are not allowed to use the microwave/ fridge We will reinforce “no food sharing” Physical distancing will be maintained while eating.

Staff Management:

We will ensure the physical distancing requirements are met among staff

Prior to coming to work (daily), staff are required to report to their designated supervisor the results of their screening test for COVID-19 and determine if either they or a household member has had onset of illness with symptoms compatible with suspected or lab-confirmed COVID-19 in the prior 14 days; a staff log to record the self-assessment will be kept. Staff are required to sanitize/wash hands between rotations.

Staff will be instructed to avoid physical contact with one another and gymnasts, e.g. hugs, high-fives, etc. and instead encourage gymnasts through positive language, tone of voice, physical gestures, and body language.

Gloves are required for people cleaning equipment between rotations or at the end of day, and hands need to be washed between each new set of gloves.

Staff must practice personal safety measures such as coughing/sneezing into arm.

A staff member will be assigned to ensure athletes are washing hands before coming into equipment/gym area prior as well as during classes

We will advise all staff of their role in monitoring participants and ensuring club protocols are modeled and adhered to (e.g., entering/exiting the facility, accessing washrooms/change rooms, regular handwashing, physical distancing, etc.)

All staff will be educated on proper handwashing so they can supervise and ensure participants are washing properly.

Staff will be advised to avoid congregating in break rooms or common areas and limit capacity of such areas to allow for social distancing requirements.

Occupational Health & Safety:

Detailed guidelines for COVID-19 are available on the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 website.

If a staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, the staff member must remain off work for 14 days following symptom onset and has received clearance from the local public health unit. The staff member should consult with the local public health unit to determine when they can return to work.

Program Management:

We will adhere to maximum numbers in the facility and training area as dictated by the Province of Ontario for group gatherings We will ensure and consistently encourage the physical distancing requirements of at least 2 meters between participants, parents/guardians and staff are met.

Athletes will be assigned to different stations/specific apparatus and create a rotation schedule that allows for equipment cleaning in between

Athletes should not sit together or congregate during rest time or between turns; we will, stagger and mark off designated rest times and areas that ensure safe physical distancing; which should be maintained when eating

We will create scheduling for apparatus to maintain the guidelines for physical distancing; athletes could be assigned to specific apparatus each training session, thus physically distancing, and we will sanitize/clean equipment after each use

We have created pathways using visual cues i.e. Velcro, colored tape, paint, floor stickers, etc. to direct the flow of traffic within the facility We eliminated pit usage for all programs. Testing for COVID-19:

Symptomatic staff and camp participants should be referred for testing. Testing of asymptomatic persons should only be performed as directed by the local public health unit as part of case/contact and outbreak management. A list of symptoms, including atypical signs and symptoms, can be also be found in the COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms on the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 website.

Those who test negative for COVID-19 must be excluded from the program until 24 hours after symptom resolution. If a symptomatic person receives a negative result, a repeat test within 24-48 hours can be considered if clinical suspicion is high. Those who test positive for COVID-19 must be excluded from the program for 14 days after the onset of symptoms and clearance has been received from the local public health unit.

Day camps must consider a single, symptomatic, laboratory confirmed case of COVID

Symptomatic staff and camp participants should be referred for testing.

Testing of asymptomatic - 19 in a staff member or camp participant as a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak in consultation with the local public health unit.

Outbreaks should be declared in collaboration between the program and the local public health unit to ensure an outbreak number is provided.

Camp participants or staff who have been in contact with a suspected COVID-19 case should be monitored for symptoms and further cohorted (i.e., grouped together) until laboratory tests, if any, have been completed or until directed by the local public health unit.

Staff members and camp participants awaiting test results should be excluded from camp.

Class/Team Management:

We will ensure the physical distancing requirements are met. We will create physical distancing between stations/circuits.

Class time will be reduced by 5-7 minutes to allow for facility safeguarding.

Break times will be staggered for competitive/team gymnasts.

We have in place designated break areas to ensure safe distancing.

Management of Camp Participants with Suspected COVID-19:

If a camp participant begins to experience symptoms of COVID-19 while attending day camp, it is recommended that:

Symptomatic camp participants must be immediately separated from others in a supervised area until they can go home. In addition, where possible, anyone who is providing care to the camp participant should maintain a distance of at least 2 meters’ a 2-metre distance cannot be maintained from the ill camp participant, advice from the local public health unit will be necessary to prevent/limit virus transmission to those providing care.

We will contact the local public health unit to notify them of a potential case and seek advice regarding the information that should be shared with other parents/ guardians of camp participants in the program.

While contacting the public health unit, at a minimum the camp participant (if tolerated) and staff member should wear a non-medical mask and maintain physical distancing when possible.

Camp participants will be reminded of hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette while waiting to be picked-up.

Environmental cleaning/disinfection of the space and items used by the camp should be conducted once the camp participant has been picked up. Items that cannot be cleaned and disinfected will be removed from the program and stored in a sealed container for a minimum of 7 days.

Camp participants with symptoms will be referred to be tested.

Other camp participants and staff who were present while a camp participant or staff member became ill should be identified as a close contact and further cohorted (i.e., grouped together) until they can be picked up by parents/guardians to self-isolate at home.

The local public health unit will provide any further direction on testing and isolation of these close contacts. Camp participants or staff who have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 should be excluded from the program setting for 14 days.