Safety Protocol During Covid-19

MASKS ARE MANDATORY IN THE BUBBLE TO AND FROM COURTS AND WHILE AT THE ENTRANCE. MASK DO NOT HAVE TO BE WORN ON THE COURT WHILE PLAYING

The Safety of our members, guests, employees and community is our number one priority. We have developed safety protocol based on guidelines from Tennis Canada, Tennis BC and the Provincial Government.  It is the expectation that these guidelines be adhered to while at the Tennis Centre. 

The Clubhouse

The office area in the clubhouse is for staff only. It is protected by a Lexan enclosure: NO ONE except staff enters the Lexan office area.

Limit of 4 players (plus one staff member) at a time in the Clubhouse. Abide by markings on the floor. Enter from the street side door and exit through the courtside door.

One person in the washroom at a time.  Check before entering.

No food concession. Water, balls and grips are for sale.

Payment by debit or Tab preferred. Cash will continue to be accepted.

Areas of the Clubhouse and washroom are disinfected daily.

Player Protocol

Wash your hands or disinfect them before leaving your home and again when you arrive at your court.

Clean your equipment, including your racquets and water bottles. Do not share.

Make sure you have enough water before leaving home to avoid visits to the clubhouse.

Consider wearing a mask in and out of the bubble.

Maintain the 2-metre distance from other players.

Do not touch your face with your hands. If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your elbow/sleeve.

In the bubble – consider not switching ends.

Avoid touching door handles, gates, benches and objects as much as possible. If you do touch something, use the wipe or hand sanitizer.

No high fiving or hand shaking.

After playing, use the disinfectant wipes or sanitizer. Leave courts immediately.

The Dome

Members have a code to access the bubble. The outside door will automatically lock after you enter, but it is always open from the inside.

Consider wearing a mask in and out of the bubble.

The South Emergency exit (road side) is un-locked for emergency use only. The North Emergency exit is locked.

Lights must be turned off when you exit the courts if no one else is on court, regardless of the time of day.

Hand sanitizer (pending availability) and sanitized wipes will be placed on each court bench. It is each player’s responsibility to use them at a minimum before playing and immediately after.

Court score cards have been removed.

Air Quality in the Dome

The following excerpt the Farley Group and their Engineering Report on the advantages of domes over conventional buildings 

Does the risk of transmission increase inside a dome, or is it more like being outside?

Here are a few key facts about ventilation and airflow inside a Farley dome:

1. The Air Quality In a Dome Resembles Outdoor Conditions.
A typical dome contains 500,000 to 5,000,000 cubic feet of air; for a topical comparison, a typical classroom contains just 6,000 cubic feet of air.
 

2. Dome Ventilation Is Remarkably Better Than In Most Buildings.
Under ASHRAE standards, a normal classroom’s ventilation is designed to move 222 cubic feet of air per minute; domes have a minimum of 50 times more outside fresh air!

3. There’s Tons of Room To Breathe In a Dome.
At 6-foot social distance, a dome provides about 800 cubic feet of ventilation air per person per minute; a typical classroom with 20 students would provide 11 cubic feet.

Report prepared by Gerald n. Catt, Professional Engineer. Email info@thefarleygroup or call 1-888-445-3223 for additional information.