RM Baseball Covid Safety Measures Spring Outdoor Programs 2021 Revised June 15
The following document outlines Ridge Meadows Minor Baseball Association procedures and policies regarding Covid19 and a safe return to play. In accordance with the guidelines outlined by Baseball BC in their consultation with viaSport, we acknowledge the requirement to respect the rules and advice of the responsible federal, provincial and municipal authorities in all matters pertaining to the health and safety of our members.
Please note that all of the below Personal Health and Hygiene Guidelines are intended to be required for anyone involved in youth or amateur baseball which includes, but is not limited to; athletes, coaches, umpires, administrators, volunteers and spectators. These guidelines will be posted on our website, and will be shared via email to all coaches, and players prior to the start of the sessions.
Anyone displaying ANY illness symptoms MUST NOT attend.
Disinfectant wipe down of all surfaces athletes can be exposed to before every event.
Reminder to all participants at each event to avoid touching of eyes, nose or mouth in accordance with ‘Coaches Guidelines’
No sharing of water bottles.
No sharing of food of any kind.
No chewing gum or sunflower seeds.
No sharing of any personal equipment or items
Ride sharing to be discouraged whenever possible.
All participants will be encouraged to disinfect their equipment after each event.
All participants will be encouraged to wash all clothing and themselves after each event.
There will be appropriate PPE on hand to deal with any first aid issues that may arise (including, but not limited to, masks, gloves, sanitizer)
All participants will be encouraged to wear a non medical face mask when arriving and departing.
Full team rosters and coaching staff allowed. Team manager, or designated parent must be appointed to monitor distancing and organize sanitization. Games allowed within our health region as per BC Minor for all ages. Maximum of 50 spectators allowed at any event.
Umpires are now permitted to resume regular positioning (if they are comfortable doing so)
Participants must maintain a physical distance of 2 m when outside the field of play.
Verbal symptom screening must be performed at every session to ensure all participants are symptom free. Questions are outlined in ‘Coaches Guidelines’
Every event to include reminders to participants include no spitting, no face touching, no contact between the athletes in accordance with ‘Coaches Guidelines’
Attendance must be taken and kept at every event for all players/volunteers in attendance. All participants are required to fill out the RAMP Team App for every session which is our online attendance and screening program. These records must be kept for 30 days before being destroyed.
No shared use of personal equipment.
Baseballs should be sanitized prior to every event and every effort given to limit the number of athletes using one ball in a practice environment. No other team equipment should be shared.
No changing or dressing rooms permitted. Dugout use now permitted
All field/facility prep equipment to be disinfected and cleaned after every use.
Each participant is to bring their own wipes/sanitizer for use when required
All participating coaches will be sent this document and will have to respond that they understand and will adhere to these rules before they are permitted on the field.
Disinfect all surfaces and equipment athletes can be exposed before every event.
Have a single coach set up equipment whenever possible
Reminders to participants, including no spitting, no face touching, no sharing equipment
Take attendance and include all coaches and participants. Keep a log of all attendance for 30 days before destroying. Must use Ramp Team App
Verbal Symptom Screening of all participants, an answer of ‘Yes’ to any of the following questions and that individual is not permitted to participate.
Are you feeling sick or do you have a fever?
Is anyone you have been in contact with showing any signs of illness?
Have you returned from travel out of the country within the last 14 days?
Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
Have you been in close contact with anyone who has traveled out of the country within the last 14 days?
Remind all participants to disinfect their equipment after each event.
Encourage all participants to wash all clothing and themselves after each event.
Disinfect all surfaces and equipment athletes were exposed to during the event.
Disinfect all field/facility equipment.