Club Registration for 2021
Registration for this season is now closed.
We have reached our membership capacity for this season.
All who registered, please keep an eye on your email for further announcements.
Barrie Community Tennis Club
Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/Covid-19
This waiver & declaration must be agreed upon prior to participating in any activity at the Barrie Community Tennis Club.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is known to spread mainly by contact from person to person. Consequently, local, provincial and federal governmental authorities recommend various measures and prohibit a variety of behaviors, in order to reduce the spread of the virus.
Barrie Community Tennis Club and its members commit themselves to comply with the requirements and recommendations of National, Provincial and local Public health and other governmental authorities, and to put in place and adopt all necessary measures to that effect. However, Barrie CommunityTennis Club cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participating in club activities could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19, despite all preventative measures put in place.
BY PARTICIPATING IN BARRIE COMMUNITY TENNIS CLUB PROGRAMS, YOU ARE HEREBY CONSENTING TO ALL OF THE BELOW LISTED RISKS AND OBLIGATIONS.
- I acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and I voluntarily assume the risk that I could be exposed or infected by COVID-19 by participating in Barrie Community Tennis Club’s activities. Being exposed or infected by COVID-19 may particularly lead to injuries, diseases or other illnesses.
- I declare that I am participating voluntarily in Barrie Community Tennis Club’s activities.
- I declare that neither nor anyone in my household, have experienced cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (including fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing).
- If I experience, or if anyone in my household experiences any cold or flu-like symptoms after submitting this declaration, I (will not attend any of Barrie Community Tennis Club’s activities, programs or services until at least 14 days have passed since those symptoms were last experienced.
- I nor any member of my household travelled to or had a lay-over in any country outside Canada, or in any Province outside of Ontario, in the past 14 days. If I travel, or if anyone in my household travels, outside the Province of Ontario after submitting this declaration, I will not attend any of Barrie Community Tennis Club’s activities, programs or services until at least 14 days have passed since the date of return.
- I agree to the requirements and recommendations of National, Provincial and local Public health and other governmental authorities and to those special safety regulations put in place by Barrie Community Tennis Club as it pertains the COVID-19 Coronavirus and to adopt all necessary measures to those effects.
- I agree that, by filling out and signing this waiver and agreeing to the terms and conditions set out in it, I am giving up my legal rights to sue Barrie Community Tennis Club and its n the event that I contracts the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
This document will remain in effect until Barrie Community Tennis Club as per the direction of the national, provincial and local government and health officials, determines that the acknowledgments in this declaration are no longer required.
BCTC Return to Play Protocols - COVID-19
Barrie Community Tennis Club
Return to Play Plan – COVID-19
The following guidelines are in place for COVID-19 at the Barrie Community Tennis Club.
These guidelines are based substantially on the
- 2020 Guidelines for Tennis Community Clubs during COVID-19
- https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/8e17-tennis-community-club-court-covid-19-guidelines.pdf guidance document prepared by the City of Toronto; and
- Ontario Tennis Association, Return to Play – Facility Protocols for Stage 2: https://www.tennisontario.com/pages/return-to-play.
- OTA How to play doubles safely during COVID-19
Before Arrival at the Club
- All players should self-screen before visiting the club to help limit the introduction of infection.
- A self-assessment for COVID-19 is available on the Ministry of Health website. (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/?_ga=2.57981480.369146347.1588192423- 2067268684.1583164607)
- Only players who pass the assessment and show no signs of COVID-19 should visit the club.
Accessing the Club
- Individuals showing symptoms of COVID-19 are not to play.
- Spectators are not permitted at this time;
- Municipal and provincial physical distancing measures must be followed at all times;
- It is recommended that individuals follow official advice about wearing masks. This
could include wearing a mask on the way to and from the club, and in instances
where physical distancing is not possible;
- Players should arrive as close as possible to their start time and go directly to their
court; they must not congregate near the clubhouse;
- To avoid groups of individuals at the club, players are asked to promptly finish
playing at 7:30 pm to allow the next group to come onto the court.
- Players are to leave the club after they finish playing and NOT gather around the
- The schedule for “Scheduled Play” and the club membership contact list will be kept
up to date to ensure that contact tracing can be achieved if required.
- ONLY club members are permitted to play during club hours;
- Players who become ill with symptoms of COVID-19 while at the club should go home to self-isolate and immediately advise the club Executive;
- Doubles “Schedule Play” will be played as recommended by the Ontario Tennis Association;
- It is recommended that players clean or sanitize their hands regularly, before and after playing tennis, and avoid touching their face;
- If a player must sneeze, they should do so into a tissue or upper sleeve.
- Players waiting to enter a court must stand outside the fence and allow members on the court to exit before entering the court area.;
- Players on the court are asked to leave the court on time to help with the changeover.;
- Players must keep a two-meter (six-foot) distance from each other at all times, and avoid physical contact, such as shaking hands, and sharing equipment;
As much as possible, players should use their racquet or foot to pick up the balls or to send a ball to another player. Players should regularly wipe down and sanitize their equipment, including racquets and water bottles.
- The clubhouse is closed to members at this time, however, this closure will be reassessed as the summer progresses.
- Players should use washroom facilities before arrival at the club.
- Since access to water is not available, it is recommended that players bring sufficient water to the club.
- Touching common areas, such as nets, fences, poles and gates, should be avoided.
- Players should bring hand sanitizer which should be used frequently.
Programs and Events
- All club programs and events are suspended, but this policy will be reassessed as the summer progresses.
- All members are to adhere to these Return to Play protocols while playing during club operating hours. There protocols are implemented to stop the spread of COVID- 19 and keep members safe. Lack of adherence by any member will be addressed by the BCTC Executive.