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COVID-19 guidance

Last update: March 7, 2021

Our guidance is based on information from Government of Yukon and Cycling Canada.

If you have questions about this guidance, contact info@yukoncycling.com.

Personal health

  • All participants, coaches, trainers, riders, staff or anyone else who will be part of a cycling activity should be acutely aware of and must continuously monitor their own personal health.
  • Any person who has had a confirmed case of COVID-19, or who has come into close contact with a person who has a confirmed case, should isolate, not be part of a cycling activity for at least 14 days and seek appropriate medical attention.
  • Individuals should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis and any person showing symptoms should self-isolate, refrain from cycling activities and avoid coming into close contact with others.
  • Individuals with elevated risk for COVID-19 infection should take any necessary further precautions to protect themselves. Implement further measures to ensure an inclusive and safe environment.
  • Use the Government of Yukon self-assessment tool: Assess yourself for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Physical distance

  • Any activity must respect the social and physical distancing recommendations currently in effect by Government of Yukon.
  • Always maintain 2 metres between all individuals before, during and after cycling activities.
  • Be conscious while riding to respect physical distance between riders as well as with other cyclists, joggers, pedestrians, etc.
  • Modify your group activities to limit or eliminate contact between participants.
  • Limit your activities to small groups. Although organised gatherings, including cycling events are limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors, this means everyone who attends, including spectators, officials and others.

Group gathering size

  • Activity group size, including all riders, coaches, parents, personnel, officials and required safety personnel must respect Government of Yukon group gathering size restrictions.
  • Groups should be kept to a minimum practical size to reduce risk where possible.
  • Individual activities are the most ideal, including virtual or individual time trials.
  • Mass start events should use staggered start times to encourage spreading out; several minutes in between is recommended. Faster participants should go first to discourage passing of other participants.
  • If multiple groups are established (such as a paceline) they should be kept intact so that the same group of people are riding together, and the circle of potential contact is not expanded unnecessarily.
  • Limit or eliminate all occasions for congregation of parents or athletes/participants in parking lots or any other gathering areas.

Sanitation

  • Limit the use of any communal or shared equipment and avoid the sharing of equipment between participants if possible.
  • Any surfaces which may be touched by multiple individuals should be sanitized before and after each training session.
  • Sanitation practices should follow Government of Yukon guidelines for cleaning hard surfaces.
  • Ask each participant to bring hand sanitizer and regularly remind them to wash their hands.

Safety contingencies

  • Educate coaches to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Ask participants under the age of 18 for a consent from a parent/guardian.
  • Coaches/leaders should be aware of and understand the processes outlined in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.
  • Coaches and ride leaders should always have gloves, masks and hand sanitizer available to protect themselves should contact become necessary in the case of an emergency.
  • During this time, unnecessary risks should be avoided. Riders, participants and coaches should use common sense to avoid any situation which involves undue risk and the potential need for emergency personnel to respond, or that unnecessary personal contact becomes necessary.

Use of recreational or sports facilities

  • Clubs should contact info@yukoncycling.com to understand the local risks and implications of resuming cycling activities, in addition to the use of sport facilities or any public recreation areas to support outdoor activity.
  • Consider all potential restrictions or considerations for the place of an organized cycling activity such as park or facility closures or any other modified restrictions on public space usage.
  • Coaches and club leaders should ensure proper medical and sanitation equipment is available.
  • Cyclists should arrive for a cycling activity wearing their kit and equipment.
  • If using a recreational or sports facility, limit contact with surfaces and facility staff.

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