This is a summary for clients of the 1UP CrossFit COVID-19 Policy & Practices Manual. You can see the full procedures manual here. Our policy is guided by government organization recommendations, WorkSafe BC, the BC Provincial Health Officer, Fraser Health Authority, and the BC Centre for Disease Control. It is subject to ongoing review based on recommendations by the aforementioned.
We cannot overemphasize that the safety of our members and community has been, and remains our top priority. Understandably with the rapidly changing recommendations and guidelines regarding COVID-19, everyone may have different ideas and attitudes towards COVID-19 procedures.
However, at One United People CrossFit, you are following the standard that WE have set for the safety of our community and staff.
Please adhere to the 2 metre physical distancing measures between each other (client-client or client-coach) while inside the facility. We have assigned marked workout stations for each client to reinforce this.
Respect other members requests.
We value the personal safety of everyone within the gym. If someone requests for you to step further away or not touch something, we ask that other members respect that request. We want this to be a space where our community feels safe.
SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS
No judgement or complaints… just erring on the side of caution. If we have ANY reason to suspect you display any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, we will ask you to go wash your hands and go home.
Symptoms include: Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat/painful swallowing, stuffy/runny nose, loss of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite. People infected with COVID-19 may also experience gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, nausea and vomiting a few days after the onset of the above symptoms.
Not everyone with COVID-19 will show signs and symptoms. Therefore, it is our approach to assume that everyone (staff and clients) may be potential carriers.
The COVID-19 virus (SARS COV-2) can be transmitted via liquid droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. The virus can enter through these droplets through the eyes, nose or throat if you are in close contact.
It is NOT known to spread via airborne means, but CAN be spread by touch if a person has used their hands to cover their mouth/nose when they cough.
Areas of high risk are considered to be any area where there is close physical proximity or through contaminated surfaces. The closer together people are and the longer they are close to each other, the greater the risk. This includes:
- Areas where people gather - the training floor space
- Sharing of exercise equipment including but not limited to - pull-up bars, rings, barbells and associated accessories, weight plates, kettlebells, dumb bells, mobility accessories, medicine balls, mats and rollers.
- High touch surfaces - door knobs, stair railings, toilet, remotes
- The shared physical floor space
- Client to client, or client to coach direct physical contact
- Heavy breathing with the potential release of airborne particles while exercising and sweating
ELIMINATION OF HIGH RISK
- The primary exposure source for staff at One United People CrossFit are clients. Additionally, staff may be exposed to COVID-19 in the community.
- All coaches and clients will self screen prior to entry of the facility following the BC COVID-19 Symptoms Self Assessment Tool
- Coaches and clients will verbally confirm that they have passed a self-assessment before entry into the gym facility.
- Workers and clients demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter the facility. Should the worker/client start experiencing symptoms during their scheduled shift, they will be asked to wash their hands and asked to leave.
- The following people will not be permitted to enter the facility:
- Anyone with COVID-19-like symptoms such as a new onset of respiratory or systemic symptoms (includes fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat/ painful swallowing, rhinorrhea, loss of sense of smell, headache, myalgia, fatigue or loss of appetite). If a client or worker is experiencing the above symptoms, they must self-isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days from onset of symptoms,and until their symptoms are completely resolved.
- Anyone who lives in the same household as a confirmed or clinical COVID-19 case who is self-isolating.
- Travelled internationally, in these cases, they must remain away from the gym for at least 14 days.
- Anyone who has been exposed to anyone confirmed to have COVID-19, or to anyone with possible symptoms of COVID-19, should call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 for an assessment and to determine any necessary next steps.
- Anyone who has been tested for COVID-19 and is waiting for test results. If negative test results are received and the individual has been cleared by a health professional, the individual may return to the facility.
- Anyone who may have been exposed (without PPE) to COVID-19 in a known outbreak setting or in a setting with a confirmed cluster of COVID-19 cases (eg. schools, daycares, hospitals, work sites).
- If physical distancing protocols MUST be broken for client safety or other emergencies
- Client and coach will be checked on 24 hours after their appointment for signs and symptoms, and recommended to self assess utilizing the Self-Assessment Tool.
The complete COVID-19 Policy & Practices can be found here which outlines:
- COVID-19 symptoms and transmission facts
- Application and review
- Worker exposure control
- Controlling the number of people on site
- Client procedures
- Class procedures
- Class cleaning procedures
- Facility cleaning procedures