Arrival & Departure Process –
BYSA Hockey COVID-19 return to play guidelines 2020/21
We are all excited to see our kids back on the ice. However, there will be multiple changes this year. It is imperative that we all follow these guidelines and rules to keep rinks open, keep our kids on the ice and keep our community safe. The health and safety of our volunteers, participants and families is our number one priority.
BYSA hockey will be adhering to all state and local COVID-19 guidelines.
Many of us are excited to return to play, but others may be apprehensive. If a player, parent or family are not comfortable returning to play - DON’T. These guidelines are not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Implementing the VSAHA Return to Play Guidelines will require the cooperation of all coaches, parents and players. BYSA’s goal is to create a safe environment. Parents must make the decision for their child to return to play. As a parent, if you are not comfortable at any time with your child returning to play - DON’T. Players and families will be responsible to adhere to, and respect the social distancing requirements and contact guidelines that we have established.
BYSA promotes the “arrive, play, and leave” protocol. No gathering in groups before or after practices or games.
Out of state travel- BYSA teams, and players thereof, will be restricted to play only within the State of Vermont.
Prior to arriving at the BOR
All players, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators must complete a health and temperature check prior to arriving at the facility, and will fill it out online.
Health check questions : if you answer yes to either question, you must stay home
1 - Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19?
2 - Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
Home temperature check - if your temperature is >100, you must stay home
Players and coaches must arrive dressed and prepared to enter the ice after putting on skates. Large hockey bags will not be allowed in the BOR. Please plan to bring only essential equipment in a smaller bag.
Arriving at the BOR
Enter through the BOR main entrance. If more than 2 players are ahead of you, you will be directed to wait outside until it is ok to enter.
Follow masking guidelines
Temperature checks at the entrance. Persons with a temperature > 100 will not be allowed to enter
Players will be directed to their dedicated team area.
One parent/guardian may accompany each player (age 12 and under) to their team area to help tie skates and then must leave the BOR through posted exits.
Players and coaches will be expected to follow masking guidelines at all times
Players should leave all personal equipment in their hockey bag or car.
Players will enter the ice at dedicated entrances associated with their team’s area
Players and coaches will observe physical distancing recommendations while on the ice
Leaving the BOR
Players and coaches will have 10 minutes to remove skates, pack up and exit the facility.
Players should disinfect helmets, sticks and skates after each practice/game
In the event we have a COVID-19 positive case, the Player Safety Coordinator will consult with the VT Department of Health and communicate to any players, coaches, officials and volunteers who had close contact with that person notifying them of a positive test. Every effort will be taken to maintain the confidentiality of any person with a positive test.
These guidelines are changing constantly. Below are some additional resources for reference.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Player Safety Coordinator, Sara Bylow, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Player Safety Coordinator