COVID-19 RETURN-TO-PLAY RESOURCE PAGE
The purpose of this resource page is to provide our members with the most up-to-date information regarding the Covid-19 situation and how it impacts our Return-to-Play (RTP) protocol. Included below are links to resources available from Hockey Canada, BC Hockey, PCAHA, and viaSport. LMHA will continue to monitor and update our facility RTP plans as required. This resource page will include the most current information available therefore we recommend you visit this page frequently to stay on top of the ever-changing situation.
*Please note that all Return-to-Play documents are considered "live" meaning they will be updated as required by the above-mentioned and the Provincial Health Authority. It is the responsibility of the member to remain current with all RTP protocol.
LMHA EVENT HEALTH SCREENING FOR VISITING TEAMS & NON-ROSTERED LMHA PARTICIPANTS
Langley Minor Hockey Association requires all Visiting teams to complete our Event Health Screening form at least one hour prior to attending all LMHA events. This Health Screening form also applies to non-rostered LMHA participants including, but not limited to, scorekeeper, timekeeper, parents (U6-U9), on-ice officials, and development providers.
Please only complete this form on the day of the event. Forms which are not completed on the same day of the event will not be accepted. Incomplete information will also not be accepted and access to the facility will not be granted. Upon completion of this form, an email will be sent to you. Please review this email for accuracy. If you have made an error, please complete the form once again. Attendees must be prepared to present their Health Screening email to the LMHA HCSP and/or Team Manager for verification and clearance. All health and travel related questions must be answered as a NO in order for you to attend the event.
For visiting teams, please review and communicate our LMHA GAME PROTOCOL FOR VISITING TEAMS - LANGLEY SPORTSPLEX prior to visiting the facility and coordinate with the home teams Manager/HCSP.
Click on the blue button below to access the link to the LMHA Event Health Screening form for Visiting Team Players, VisitingTeam Officials and non-rostered LMHA participants. Thank you in advance!
LMHA RETURN-TO-PLAY PLANS
For the health and safety of our members and the entire community, it is imperative that all participants are vigilant with respect to abiding by all Return-to-Play protocol. We must do our part and stop the spread of Covid-19. For this reason, we will require our membership to acknowledge a Participant Agreement Waiver which is a part of your ePACT file.
PROTOCOL & REQUIREMENTS FOR RETURN-TO-PLAY DURING COVID-19
If a player has failed the TeamSnap Health Check, they are not permitted to return-to-play until they have received clearance in one of the following ways:
- OPTION 1 - Physicians note or a signed Hockey Canada Return-to-Play form from your Doctor.
- OPTION 2 - A call to 811 to be cleared and completion of our online RTP Parent Acknowledgement form verifying that the parent/guardian has followed the direction received from the Health Professional he/she spoke to with respect to the player’s symptoms.
- OPTION 3 - If the player is tested for Covid-19, the parent/guardian must complete our online RTP Parent Acknowledgement form and provide LMHA with a screenshot of the negative Covid-19 test (to be uploaded to our RTP Parent Acknowledgement form).
Please click HERE for further details on our Protocol & Requirements for Return-to-Play during COVID-19.
FACILITY USE AND PROTOCOLS
Members are responsible to remain up-to-date on the various requirements specific to each facility. It is imperative that all participants follow the direction of the arena staff with respect to entrance, exit, building/arena capacity, high traffic areas, dressing room protocol, and all other health and safety guidelines. Physical distancing of a minimum of 3 metres (9 feet) is required at ALL times. No exceptions.
Please review the following facility Return-to-Play requirements:
PLANNING A SAFE RETURN TO HOCKEY
The overall safety of BC Hockey participants is our top priority and to provide resources to those involved in hockey via an online e-learning course for parents, coaches, officials, and safety people involved is helping hockey return.
Hockey Canada has developed an online course to inform players, parents, safety people, officials, and coaches on how to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19 called: ‘Planning a Safe Return to Hockey’.
The course is mandatory for: coaches, safety people and officials prior to registering for the 2020-21 season. It is also available and suggested for parents to educate themselves regarding the protocols in place for their child(ren). LMHA requires all volunteers to complete this course as well. If you do not have a Hockey Canada profile, you will need to create an E-Hockey account otherwise you will be required to login to your E-Hockey account.
This course takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and there is no charge. The ‘Planning a Safe Return to Hockey’ course can be accessed through the Hockey University platform by clicking on the button below.
Following the course, the participant Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) profile will be updated. If you do not have an existing profile in HCR, we request that you print/save your certificate of completion as a PDF or take a screenshot.
You must complete the five (5) question survey at the end of the course in order to be issued your certification for the course.
HEALTH CHECK BY TEAMSNAP
New this season! LMHA will require all participants to use the TeamSnap Health Check function prior to ALL LMHA ice times/events. Health Check will be added to and associated with each upcoming event on your team and association schedule. 8 hours before each event’s start time, the Health Check session will open up for participants to go in and take a quick self-assessment within their TeamSnap app. It takes just a few minutes! If cleared to participate, players are eligible to attend the corresponding ice time/event. TeamSnap does not store the specific responses to each question, only the status of whether the participant was cleared. The status of a participant's clearance is ONLY available to trusted team officials and is NOT visible to other players and parents. For further privacy reasons, the status details are only stored for 90-days. Health check is compatible with TeamSnap for iOS version 5.8.0 (or later) and TeamSnap for Android version 6.9.0 (or later). Members are required to update their app to the latest version. Please note that this feature will not be available until there is a scheduled event posted in TeamSnap.
Please click on the image below to watch a short video on how this function works!
Hockey Canada - "The health and safety of everyone involved in the game will determine when we return, not our desire to get back on the ice. When our country is ready, Hockey Canada will be ready. Until then, continue to follow the guidelines set by your provincial and territorial government to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Only by working together will we be able to make a difference and safely return".
For an overview including Safety & Protocols, Regulations, Seasonal Structure, and regular updates, please visit:
Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic, BC Hockey along with health authorities, Hockey Canada and member Associations will be providing updates on return to play parameters as they become available. Click below to view their latest resource documents:
LMHA attends weekly calls with other Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Associations to remain up-to-date on the latest return-to-play plans for the 2020/21 Season. The timeline for returning to game play is dependent on the current situation and protocol outlined by the Provincial Health Authority and all other governing bodies.