Outdoor Sports Facilities - Safety Plan Guidelines

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Green, Yellow & Orange Restrict Levels must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Any person who enters or uses the facility must self-screen prior to entering the premises.
  2. Any person who enters or uses the facility must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person who is using the facility.
  3. Every person shall wear a masks or face covering when they are within two metres of another individual who is not part of their household.
  4. Hand sanitization upon entry in the facility is highly recommended.
  5.  Masks or face coverings are highly recommended on paths leading to parking lots, fields, and other park amenities.
  6.  Any person in line for an amenity (ex. concessions stand) or who forms a line anywhere within the facility must wear a mask or face covering during any period that they are in the line.
  7. Any person, including a person who performs work at the facility, while driving or riding on an open-air vehicle within the facility, must wear a mask or face covering.
  8. Sports may only be practiced or played within the facility if they do not allow for physical contact between players or if they have been modified to avoid physical contact between the players.
  9. Players/spectators are permitted to enter the facility no earlier than 10 minutes prior to their start time and must exit within 10 minutes of the game ending.
  10.  Spectator guidelines: No spectators for adult leagues. A maximum of two spectators per youth under the age of 18.  A maximum of 100 spectators per league.  Spectators must wear a mask or face covering when they cannot maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres. Spectators or bleachers or benches must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres.
  11.  Organized team sports that are practiced or played by players in a league may only be practiced or played within the facility if the league either:
  • contains no more than 50 players and does not permit its teams to play against teams outside of the league, or
  • divides its teams into groups of 50 or fewer players and does not permit teams in different groups to play against one another or against teams outside of the league.

Red Restrict Levels must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Any person who enters or uses the facility must self-screen prior to entering the premises.
  2. Any person who enters or uses the facility must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person who is using the facility.
  3. Every person shall wear a masks or face covering when they are within two metres of another individual who is not part of their household.
  4. Hand sanitization upon entry in the facility is highly recommended.
  5. Masks or face coverings are highly recommended on paths leading to parking lots, fields, and other park amenities. 
  6. Any person in line for an amenity (ex. concession stand) or who forms a line anywhere within the facility must wear mask or face covering during any period that they are in line.
  7. Any person, including a person who performs work at the facility, while driving or riding on an open-air vehicle within the facility, must wear a mask or face covering.
  8. Team sports must not be practiced or played within the facility, with the exception of training sessions for members of a sports team that do not include games or scrimmage games.
  9. Other sports or games that are likely to result in individuals coming within two metres of each other must not be practiced or played within the facility
  10. Locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses must be closed, except to the extent they provide access to equipment storage, a washroom or a portion of the facility that is used to provide first aid.
  11. Players/spectators are permitted to enter the facility no earlier than 10 minutes prior to their start time and must exit within 10 minutes of the game ending.
  12. Spectator guidelines: No spectators for adult leagues. A person under the age of 18 who is engaged in activities in the facility may be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Spectators must wear a mask or face covering when they cannot maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres. Spectators or bleachers or benches must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres.           

Grey/Shutdown Restrict Levels must adhere to the following:

  1. No sports or recreational classes are permitted at any outdoor facility.
  2. Any person who enters or uses the facility must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person who is using the facility.
  3. Team sports are not practiced or played within the facility
  4. Other sports or games that are likely to result in individuals coming within two metres of each other are not practiced or played within the facility
  5. Locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses must be closed, except to the extent they provide access to equipment storage, a washroom or a portion of the facility that is used to provide first aid.

City of Peterborough Requirements:

  1. Post Facility Safety Plan signage
  2. Post screening signage at the entrance of each facility
  3. Post physical distancing signage along narrow pathways and throughout the facility.
  4. Continuously observe players and spectators to ensure they are following restrictions and create further guidelines (such as markings on bleachers) if they are not being followed.