Return to Play Guidelines

    Last updated: 1 November 2021


    IMPORTANT

    Return to Play guidelines are evolving at a rapid pace.  Although current, these guidelines will be modified several times throughout the curling season.  We realize this may cause some disruptions for some participants.  The intent is to host an enjoyable and sociable activity in an environement that is compliant with the safeguards recommended by the appropriate health officials.  Lets cooperate, have fun, and stay safe!

    • Entering the Building - when entering the building, all persons must be masked until they begin active play. You will first have to scan a QR code for COVID-19 screening and contact tracing purposes or sign a register and answer screening questions if you do not have a cell phone. Next, you will provide proof of double vaccination along with personal identification. Then you will be allowed to remove outdoor footwear before you proceed to the locker rooms; all other outerwear will be hung in the locker rooms.  Please proceed as quickly as possible through the foyer inside the front doors; have conversations in the locker rooms or club house to avoid bottlenecks at the entrance.
    • Locker Rooms – Locker rooms are back at full capacity, however while in the locker room, masks are required. Lockers are available for rent; if you do not have a locker, leave your personal effects under a chair or any other suitable location within the locker room. Once you are dressed for play, leave the locker room and proceed to the ice surface.
    • Game Starts – Up to 4 draws can be scheduled at the same start time. Game play will be 2 hours.
    • Game Play – The EOHU is allowing us to play without masks.  The club will be following the updated CurlON guidelines and CurlCanada protocols for “Return to Play without COVID Restrictions”. What does this mean for your game play?
      • Regular sweeping rules apply, until further notice.  Although physical distancing is not required when sweeping, please be respectful of all members and their comfort level in maintaining adequate distance between participants.
    • Game Ends – when your game ends, you will exit the ice via the ramp to the lounge where you can sit 8 to a table if everyone is comfortable with it. Alternatively, there will be eight tables in the lounge – one for each team – in the event teams prefer to sit alone.  The clubhouse area follows the EOHU health restrictions for restaurants and bars. Masks must worn in the clubhouse unless seated at a table while eating or drinking.

    Other resources

    • Eastern Ontario Health Unithttps://eohu.ca/en/covid/covid-19-response-framework
    • Curling Canadahttps://www.curling.ca/return-to-play/
    • Send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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