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FOGOLAR FURLAN PICKLEBALL
OPENING GUIDELINES Updated November 23/20
Scheduled Play Times: Monday-Friday 9:00am-10:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm, Sunday Family Pickleball 11:00am-5:00pm
-2hr Maximum Block/Group. Must Check in at Member's Lounge for Payment
-Rates/Court: $25/court for 2hr before 4pm booking. $30/court for 2hr after 4pm booking
This document includes actions to be taken by Pickleball players on behalf of the Fogolar Furlan Club Windsor. Each player will be responsible for implementing and following the guidelines below. By reserving a court, players accept the guidelines and will ensure the safety of other players, our staff and guests. Players play at your own risk of injury. Fogolar Furlan is not responsible for any injury due to negligence, lost or stolen items, or failure to comply with the written guidelines. Failure to comply will result in cancellation of play and could result in the closure of the facility for future access.
1. PHYSICAL/SOCIAL DISTANCING
a. Players and volunteers must always be 2 metres(6 feet) apart, including while performing opening cleaning and setup, waiting for playing time, during play, and celebrations (eg. No High Fives or Handshakes)
b. A maximum of 8 players per court will be allowed. Masks must be worn while waiting to substitute into a game.
c. As courts are located indoors, masks are to be worn at all times while in the building, aside from the courts of play
d. There will be a buffer built into playing times to prevent congregating and time to vacate the playing area to a safe zone for packing up. PLAYERS MUST BEGIN WINDING DOWN GAMES 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE END OF THE RESERVED TIME AND BE OFF THE COURT BEFORE THE END OF OF YOUR SCHEDULED TIME. NO ONE IS TO ENTER THE PLAYING AREA PRIOR TO THE PREVIOUS GROUP BEING RELEASED FROM THE AREA. NO NEW GAMES SHOULD BE STARTED DURING THIS WIND DOWN TIME.
e. NO MORE THAN 10PEOPLE will be allowed in any given room at one time. NO SPECTATORS ARE ALLOWED
f. Players may bring their own chairs for sitting (socially distanced) or spectating while waiting to sub in.
a. Masks are to be worn by all individuals entering the building and outside of play area. Eyewear is highly recommended during gameplay. Masks can be removed while on courts during game play. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please do not participate if you do not or cannot accept this guideline
b. Players should bring their own water and hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes to clean hands frequently. Hand sanitizing is required upon entry/exit of the building
c. Sharing of personal items or equipment (eg. chairs, towels, paddles, balls etc) is forbidden. Each player should bring their own equipment. Balls should be clearly marked to identify them uniquely.
d. Players will only serve and touch their own ball. When another player’s ball needs to be returned to them, it will be rolled or hit to them with a paddle, without touching the ball in any way.
e. Balls should be disinfected in between games and should not be shared among players. Players are to remove their own balls from the playing area at the end of each game.
f. Players are encouraged not to switch ends while playing. If switching does take place, then crossover on the opposite sides of the court
g. Washrooms are opened to a maximum of 2 people at the same time. Alternate sinks, urinals and toilet stalls are to be used to reduce contact by guests. Units not being used will be covered with garbage bags. Washrooms are on an hourly cleaning schedule throughout the day.
h. High touch surface areas (gates, door handles, etc) will be disinfected throughout the course of the day. Doors to the playing area will be kept open to the best of our ability to limit contact with surfaces
a. Singles and doubles play allowed
b. Reservations are a minimum of a one hour block and maximum of 2 hours is allowed per reservation
c. Players should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their reservation time.
d. Upon arrival, please enter the Main Entrance, located on the east side of the building under the drive through canopy. The lobby will have an area to drop off shoes, boots and coats. Check into the MEMBER’S LOUNGE where payment will be taken as before. The Member’s Lounge entrance is located on the Southwest side of the main building, just around the corner from the Fogolar Furlan Office
PLAYERS, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS MUST NOT VISIT THE FACILITY IF THEY:
i. Are exhibiting flu-like symptoms or any known COVID-19 symptoms (eg. fever, cough,
difficulty breathing, etc)
ii. Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 and/or flu like symptoms in the previous 14 days
iii. Have been outside of Canada in the previous 14 days and/or
iv. Are considered vulnerable or at risk (eg. Elderly individuals or those suffering from a chronic medical condition)
v. If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19, they will be told to self-isolate at home, encouraged to complete Ontario’s self-assessment tool at
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self- assessment/ and to call their primary care provider or
Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
(1-800-265-5822)for an assessment. WECHU will provide additional direct measures in
response to a suspected or confirmed case
All players with reservations will be contacted in the event of a cancellation or rescheduling via the Global Pickleball Network
All guests will sign a Contact Tracing Form that will be located at the entrance of the Pickleball area. This will include Player’s full name, telephone number and date of visit. This will assist WECHU in the investigation of a positive case of COVID-19. In the event of an outbreak, these patrons will be informed of the situation and further instruction will follow.
Dino Quattrociocchi, BComm., BEd, OCT