COVID-19 Prevention Policy 

To Our RedLeaf Community,

We have been open for a number of weeks now, and we want to say Thank You for doing your best to help us maintain a safe space for all members and coaches! You have done an incredible job adapting as our policies change, and we are grateful for your help along the way.   As we head into cooler months, we would like to take this opportunity to answer some of your questions and let you know about our plan to continue to ensure your health and safety remains our top priority.  We will continue to adapt our policies as new information becomes available, and we thank you for your continued support in helping to keep RedLeaf a safe space for all members and coaches! 

Covid-19 Policy, Updates:

Stay Home if Sick: As we head into the normal cold and flu season, we understand you may find yourself with a runny nose but still wanting to workout. We get it, and we understand your need for fitness, but we ask that if you are experiencing ANY symptoms please stay home. It is the best thing you can do to ensure you do not pass anything along to anyone else, so while you may still want to train, please, we ask that if you are sick to STAY HOME!  Focus on your sleep and nutrition so you can come back sooner and healthier - but let’s make sure you don’t make anyone else sick in the process! 

Masks: Once the large garage doors are closed in the winter months, we will ask all athletes to wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible. Common areas and instances when physical distancing is not possible are: change-rooms, cafe areas, picking up or putting away equipment, or walking near or slightly through someone else's box.  Coaches will also wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.  

Physical Distance: Please continue to help us maintain physical distance between athletes and coaches. When classes are underway please remember to respect each other's need for space and do not cut through athlete boxes when moving around the gym. If you need to (ie move towards the rig or out for a run), please continue to respect each other’s space by either using the perimeter of the gym or by being cognizant when walking through someone’s space by sticking to the outside of their athlete box. 

Remember, your comfort level might not be shared by everyone, so let’s continue to respect each other’s space and keep our distance

!NEW! Athlete Stations and Equipment:  We will be adding individual plate stacks to each athlete box prior to the workout to minimize congestion around the plates. You will find the plates and clips you need for your workout within your athlete box on a daily basis.  Please feel free to pick out additional equipment you might need, but remember to keep your distance.

Cleaning: Please continue to help us keep the space clean by wiping down all equipment used during your workout. If you use any equipment (ie the rig) before or after a workout, please remember to wipe it down as well.

NEW: When wiping down the plates after your workout, please spray and wipe down the outside of the plate and don't worry about the middle/inside of the plate. This is the best way to clean them while making sure they are able to dry between workouts (wet plates are not great for safety!). Thank you for helping us keep the gym as clean as possible- you are doing a great job! 

Sign up in advance: Remember to sign up for class in advance! Most classes are reaching their capacity of 12 athletes, and we are not able to exceed the class limit, especially as we head into cooler months.  We don’t want to turn you away when you come to the gym (but we will ;) ) so please sign up in advance! 

What to do when you arrive at the gym:

1. Use the touchless hand sanitizer inside the garage door.
2. Pick up your own spray bottle.
3. Pick your training squareMost of your equipment will be available to you in your square if it’s not use social distancing etiquette picking out anything else you’ll need for the workout.
4. Sanitize all the equipment after your workout.  
5. Use your mask anywhere social distancing is not possible.

Health Check:

Health and Safety: All athletes and coaches will be required to complete a health declaration prior to entering the gym.  You will be asked to do a self check and if you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we ask that you stay home and get tested before returning to the gym.  You will see this health declaration posted on the garage doors as well as the front door. 

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we ask that you stay home and get tested before returning to the gym.

1) 
Have you or anyone in your household come into contact with a person who is sick with new respiratory symptoms or with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 30 days? 

2) Have you experienced any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the last 14 days? 

a) Cough that’s new or worsening 
b) Barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing
c) Fever (at least 37.8˚C/100 F)
d) Chills
e) Shortness of breath
f) Sore throat
g) Difficulty swallowing
h) Runny nose (not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. allergies)
i) Stuffy or congested nose (not related to other known causes or conditions e.g. allergies)
j) Decrease or loss of taste or smell
k) Pink eye
l) Headache that’s unusual or long lasting (not related to other known causes or conditions)Digestive issues like nausea/vomiting, m) diarrhea, stomach pain (not related to other known causes or conditions)
n) Muscle aches that are unusual or long lasting (not related to other known causes or conditions)
o) Extreme tiredness that is unusual
p) Falling down often
 
3) Have you or anyone else in your household travelled outside the province or internationally in the last 14 days?

Important: Please note that members will be required to notify RedLeaf if they test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of their last visit to the facility. This is necessary in order for us to inform those who may have come in contact with someone within our facility who has a confirmed case. Member identity will be kept strictly confidential.

Again, we ask that you stay home if you are sick or displaying signs of illness, or if you live with or have come into close contact with someone who is exposed to or suspected to have COVID-19.