Curling Canada, Curling Québec and all other provincial federations worked closely together to develop this document to harmonize the relaunch of our sport in a healthy and safe environment, respecting public health guidelines. It is to be used as a reference document to aid you in planning your club’s reopening while allowing you to take into account your own needs and your municipality’s/region’s official recommendations.
Broadly speaking, the practice of curling will not require drastic changes or adjustments; however, please ensure that your club is following these essential public health directives across the board:
- Ensure the practice of physical social distancing at all times
- Ensure basic hygiene measures are applied thoroughly, as well as disinfection of surfaces and equipment
As you develop your club’s plan, we encourage you to consider all relevant aspects (finances, logistics, the practice of curling, bar etiquette, etc.) while also keeping in mind that alternative measures may need to be implemented at any given moment. Reaction time and flexibility should become part and parcel of all planning. We suggest putting in place a COVID committee for next season to aid you in the planning process.
Curling Québec has organized two virtual town hall meetings, open to all, so that you may share your questions and concerns with CQ team members as they relate to the Return-to-Play guidelines and the reopening of curling clubs. The one-hour videoconferences are scheduled for Wednesday, July 8th, at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
You can register for the webinars using this link or the button at the bottom of this post: please choose whichever option is most convenient for your schedule. Each session has a limit of 100 participants: if the conference you select is at capacity, please note that we will live stream each meeting on Facebook, but this option will not allow you to ask questions directly.
We plan on adding more virtual town halls should the need arise. Please also note that we will also collect your questions and post them on our website in a new Frequently Asked Questions section so that everyone can benefit from our discussions together.
Should you and your curling club wish to discuss Return-to-Play topics in more detail and in private, we encourage you to contact our Executive Director, Marc-André Robitaille (email@example.com), and to schedule a call with him directly.
Before attending your town hall meeting, we ask that you review the Return-to-Play document (which you may download at the end of this message, pdf format) so that we may better assist you.
Thank you for your thoughtful cooperation. We look forward to chatting with you all.