Facility Guidelines to help prevent COVID-19 at Valley Wildcats games

Since the 2019/2020 hockey season was cut short due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have been living in unusual and unprecedented times. As we return to playing hockey again, there have been many questions and concerns about what the rules are inside the Kings Mutual Century Centre in Berwick.

 

Please have a look at the Facility Guidelines below. These rules will be in effect during all Valley Wildcats events this season. That’s for the Junior A, U18 and U15 Wildcats.

 

These are the facility guidelines for the Kings Mutual Century Centre in Berwick. These guidelines are designed to work in partnership with plans from governing groups like Hockey Canada, Skate Canada, Hockey NS, etc… This facility plan is subject to change as provincial guidelines change. In the event that this facility plan varies from organizational guidelines, users must adhere to whichever guidelines are more restrictive.

 

Users at the KMCC are required to adhere to social distancing. Distancing does not apply within groups of 50 people on the playing surface (players, coaches, officials), although distancing should be observed in the lobby and other public spaces.

 

Fans are allowed inside the arena for games, but only to a maximum of 400 people. That number does not include the players and officials on the playing surface or team volunteers. Fans will be split into two groups of 200 each. Spectators should obey all signage as well as instructions from facility staff and team security volunteers. Follow the traffic flow and use your assigned entrances and exits. The two groups may not mix during the event. Parents are encouraged not to be around the dressing rooms, but may assist children who need help getting ready as necessary, and at the discression of the renting organization.

 

Masks are required inside the facility. Masks do not need to be worn by players on the ice; masks can be left with gear that does not go with the players to the bench. Before and after the on ice activity, masks must be worn. Coaches and support personnel should continue to wear masks at all times. We respect that some persons may not be able to wear a mask for medical reasons.

 

Players are permitted to change in the dressing rooms. People should only enter the dressing room they are assisgned to. Showers may be used, but teams must provide their own towels. There are no water fountains at this time. Players should arrive no more than an hour before their scheduled ice time, and be out of the room as quickly as possible after the on ice activity. Benches and dressing rooms will be cleaned by arena staff after each use. High touch surfaces will be cleaned every hour throughout the facility.

 

Teams and groups are responsable for their own contact tracing. Rentals outside of organized groups will be required to fill out a tracing form.