COVID-19 Safety Plan for practices at Al Anderson Memorial Pool
We are very fortunate to have Al Anderson Memorial Pool opening, allowing us to have a partial summer swim season. A reminder to all members that we must abide by the protocols and policies put in place by the City of Langley, Al Anderson Memorial Pool, and the Langley Flippers Swim Club. Please read the following protocols prior to the start of the season. This is put in place for the safety of our swimmers, coaches, as well as pool staff and our community. Thank you and see you at the pool!
Langley City’s Al Anderson Memorial Pool COVID-19 Safety Plan
Langley City’s COVID-19 Policies and procedures
Flipper’s Parent Handbook
Langley City COVID-19 Addendum to Facility Use Agreement/License
Dr. Bonnie Henry stated on May 16, 202 that “COVID-19 is new for all of us”. We at Langley City responded to the direction from our public health officials to first close our facilities and cease offering services, and we are now responding to the direction to reopen our facilities and offer services to our community cautiously, with the safety of our staff and community being our priority. This includes permitting user groups access to our facilities, but solely on the basis that COVID-19 precautions will be adhered to by any and all user groups and individual participants.
COVID-19 remains a worldwide pandemic and a threat to our local health and safety. We know the following (this list is not intended to be exhaustive):
1. The infectious agent, SARS-CoV-2, has caused cases and outbreaks of a serious communicable disease known as COVID-19 among the population of the Province of British Columbia;
2. Our public health officials have determined this constitutes a regional event, as defined in section 51 of the Public Health Act;
3. A person infected with SARS-CoV-2 can infect other people with whom the infected person is a contact; and
4. The gathering of people in close contact with one another can promote the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and increase the number of people who develop COVID-19.
We cannot be certain that a person (of any age) will not contract SARS-CoV-2 at one of our facilities and/ or while participating in one of our programs, but we have taken the steps required to develop our COVID-19 Pool Safety Plan, which is available for your review. We have also developed COVID-19 policies and procedures, which are available for your review (see above links). We have implemented our COVID-19 Safety Plan and will be applying our policies and procedures, but the risk remains that a COVID-19 outbreak could occur despite our efforts.
It is vital that no person who feels sick in any way visit any of our facilities and/or utilize any or our services. It is also vital that no person brings a child who feels unwell or is showing any symptoms of illness to any of our facilities and/or programs.
It is vital that any person who believes that they may have become ill or their child may have become ill within 14 days of visiting one of our facilities report this to us by contacting Karlo Tamondong at 604-514-2867 or firstname.lastname@example.org and seek appropriate medical attention by first calling 8-1-1. . To attend our facilities, all persons taking part in your activities must consent to the same.
For more information regarding risks associated with COVID-19, please review the BC CDC guidelines for recreation facilities: http://www.bccdc/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/community-settings/recreation-facilities.