JDF MHA Team Managers COVID Navigator

JDF MHA Team Managers COVID Navigator: (Updated Nov 22nd, 2020)

JDF MHA Team Managers COVID Navigator:

In order to safe and compliant, each event (practice/game/meeting) must have had all participants screened with a COVID questionnaire prior to entering the facility, the attendance tracked (names/phone #) and a monitor in place to ensure physical distancing and facility rules are adhered to. As well a safety person must be aware of the COVID safety PPE kit and protect themselves when an injury occurs. The RAMP app, once the team is set up will provide COVID questions, track attendance and store on our website for potential contact tracing. Until your team has set this app up, paper or electronic tracking is required and available by the JDF Communication Officer (VP-Admin). In the event of a COVID case the team manager will be expected to provide contact information within 3 hours.

Please refer to the COVID section on our website for all policies and protocols. Here is an overview of the rules at our facilities:

 The Q Centre:

  • Masks are mandatory in our public spaces such as lobbies, hallways, washrooms and changerooms.
  • No spectators are allowed at any event nor team staff not required for that event
  • All guidance related to personal hygiene, cleaning protocols and symptom-screening still apply.
  • Cohorts should be used for activities in which it is not possible to maintain two metres physical distancing at all times. When in a cohort, while individuals do not need to maintain physical distancing during sport specific activities, minimized physical contact is still advised.
  • At least two metres distancing should be maintained between all participants when outside of the field of play (e.g. dressing rooms, hallways, staging areas, etc.). If physical distancing cannot be maintained masks should be worn.
  • Cohorts should be made up of individuals/teams of similar age or skill level.
  • Each cohort can be comprised of multiple teams in order to form a mini-league. With the use of cohorts, game play can resume between teams within the cohort.
  • Cohorts should not exceed 50 players or 4 teams. The 4 teams total can exceed 50 players
  • Cohort sizes are different from maximum group sizes. When members of the cohort are gathering for games or activities, gatherings may not exceed 32 people (see PHO Order). This is considered an “Event”.
  • Coaches may be counted outside the total cohort number if they are able to maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • Keep players together in designated cohorts and make sure that cohorts avoid mixing with each other as much as possible.
  • Cohorts should remain together for an extended period of time. If looking to change cohorts, implement a two-week break between activities.
  • Individuals should limit the number of sport cohorts to which they belong in order to reduce the number of people they are interacting with.
  • Where officials (if being used) are unable to physically distance, an official(s) should be assigned to a specific cohort and avoid having them interact with multiple cohorts.
  • The Q Centre will allow 10 people per dressing room, and up to the entire team while wearing masks.
  • Maximum participants allowed on the ice will be 30 including coaches as long as they are within the same cohort (The exception to max 30 will be for game warm-ups where the max can be 40 players)
  • If they are not in the same cohort then phase 2 rules apply and a maximum number of 20 people on the ice including coaches
  • The maximum number of people in the building that are there for the “event” is 32. If there are multiple “events” going on in the Q Centre the facilities capacity goes up.
  • Players may arrive 20 minutes prior to their ice time to allow time to get dressed. For the younger groups coming dressed is still recommended. Please still be out 15 minutes after ice time ends. For some ice times arrival time may be increased with the approval of the arena team. For 1 hour ice slots this will not be an option to increase arrival time more than 20 minutes.


Westhills Arena:

  • Masks are mandatory in our public spaces such as lobbies, hallways, washrooms and changerooms.
  • No spectators are allowed at any event nor team staff not required for that event

*Users are to be off the ice 10 minutes prior to the end of their booked time to accommodate for an ice clean.

To avoid the ongoing concerns with congestion at our narrow entrance to the Westhills Ice Arena, effective today Monday, November 2nd the entrance and exit at Westhills Ice Arena have switched. The Main entrance will now be the EXIT and the West Entrance (located at the end of the building near the stadium) is now entrance-only with one way through the facility. 

Parents are not to congregate in the exit corridor, social distance when picking your kids up.

Also just a reminder all other rules still apply: 

  • Patrons are expected to keep a 2 meter distance between themselves and others outside of their household where practical.
  • Physical distancing of at least two meters should be maintained between all participants when outside of the field of play (eg dressing rooms, hallways, staging areas etc.). If physical distancing cannot be maintained masks should be worn.
  • Dressing rooms are available only 15 minutes before bookings and 15 minutes after bookings. Showers are not available.
  • 2 dressing rooms are available for each session with a maximum of 11 participants in each room. There is 2 designated overflow areas in the lobby, hallway and party room for additional players. Coaches and referees to lace up in the area by the female change room. Officials' dressing rooms are not available at this time.
  • Coaches are expected to supervise minor players at all times.
  • Patrons are encouraged to arrive in full gear.
  • It is expected that players emerge from their dressing room in full gear with gloves until the return to their dressing room at the end of their session.
  • Prior to bookings, skaters must remain in their dressing room until the previous skaters have left the ice and went into their dressing rooms.
  • Hand sanitizer available at entrance and throughout the facility.
  • Gatherings and events such as games must have less than 50 people.
  • Water fountains are not available at this time. Players should plan ahead and bring a filled water bottle.
  • Vending machine for drinks only will be available and sanitized regularly.

In the interest of public safety, City Centre Park will continue to adapt processes as COVID conditions, public health orders, Worksafe or Viasport guidelines change. The most current copy of the City Centre Park COVID-safety plan and specific details on current restrictions are available at www.citycentrepark.ca

Thank you for your patience as we do our best to operate safely. Please note that this plan will be adapted as the COVID-19 situation progresses.   

  • Naden Arena:
  • Masks are mandatory in our public spaces such as lobbies, hallways, washrooms and changerooms.
  • No spectators are allowed at any event nor team staff not required for that event


Do not enter the Wurtele Arena if you: -

Have any of the following symptoms:

Fever, chills, new or worsening cough; new muscle aches or headache or sore throat; have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days; are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

Ensure you have a parking pass on your dash and check in with JDF monitor prior to entering the base. A paper version of all participants with phone numbers will be required by base staff.

  • Anyone entering any DND facility will be required to wear a non-medical mask when transiting through buildings or while in shared spaces. Maintain physical distancing of 2m from others at all times.
  • Coaches, staff will wear masks at all times. Players are required to wear a mask when transiting from the entrance to the dressing rooms, while in the dressing rooms, when transiting between the dressing room and ice, and finally when transiting from the dressing room/ice to the exit.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands prior to entry to facility
  • Contact and competitive play are not permitted, and physical distancing should be observed while on ice surface, unless in cohorts and in phase 3.
  • Our ice surface is limited to 20 skaters (including goalies) and 2 coaches
  • Groups following Via Sport Phase 3 Cohort Model may increase the number of skaters on the ice.
  • JDF will have a maximum of 20 participants and 4 coaches when in a cohort. 1 coach per dressing room.
  • Occupancy of Dressing room (6), bench (5) and facility (50) must still be followed.

Checking in:

  1. We request that the coach (or team rep) be the first person to approach the check-in staff at the main entrance when access is granted in order to provide the attendance list. This will allow our staff to provide as smooth of entrance to the facility as possible.
  2. On the attendance list please only include players/coaches/support staff.


  • Please do not arrive earlier than 30 mins prior to your booking
  • Dressing rooms will only be accessible 15 mins prior to your booking and 15 mins following your booking
  • Coaches must supply a contract tracing list of all players and coaches attending the booking upon entry to Arena. This should include names and phone numbers. Patrons not captured on this list will be collected by arena staff upon entry
  • There will be no shower access
  • Each group will be assigned 4 dressing rooms, each with a max occupancy of 5 skaters + 1 coach
  • It is recommended that all skaters arrive wearing as much of their gear as possible
  • The Shooter Tutor is available upon request if goalie is delayed dressing
  • Spitting and blowing of nose without a tissue is absolutely forbidden


These rules must be observed, and parents/kids educated on the new way at the rink. Any issues please contact VP-Admin at 250-744-7452 or by email at vp-admin@jdfminorhockey.com

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