KELOWNA MEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE RETURN TO PLAY PLAN
Kelowna Men’s Soccer League has reviewed all of the protocols and plans
suggested by our governing bodies which include Canada Soccer, BC Soccer and
Via Sports, as well as the guidelines and protocols suggested by Health Canada,
BC Health and Interior Health.
adhering to their suggested action methods, the KMSL is confident all members
of the league which includes participants, game officials, volunteer
administration as well as spectators can return to the game of soccer in a safe
and healthy fashion.
KMSLs overriding goal is to ensure participant safety and as such we have
developed the following return to Sport plan for the 2021 soccer outdoor
Kelowna Men’s Soccer League will not permit anyone to attend a KMSL sanctioned
event on or off the field who:
Has had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
Symptoms include fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath,
sore throat, and new muscle aches or headache.
Anyone directed by Public Health to self-isolate.
Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada or
who has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 14 days.
players, managers, coaches or game officials that may start to feel ill, or
develop symptoms while participating, must leave the KMSL sanctioned event and immediately
and go directly home. They are asked to
consult the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool or call 811 for further guidance
related to testing and self-isolation.]
If a participant is severely ill (e.g., difficulty breathing, chest pain), call
911. Clean and disinfect any surfaces that the ill participant has come into
addition, the KMSL requires members not to participate if they:
Exhibit any coronavirus symptoms, such as a
fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health
Are considered vulnerable or at risk (elderly
individuals, immunosuppressed persons, individuals suffering from serious
health problems, notably high blood pressure, pulmonary diseases, diabetes,
obesity and asthma).
KMSL REQUIRES PARTICPANTS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST INFECTIONS BY ADHEARING
TO THE FOLLOWING PROTOCALLS:
Wash your hands with disinfectant soap and water
for at least 20 seconds before going to the soccer activity.
Bring hand sanitizer to the field and use
Bring your own soccer ball for practice.
Bring your own water bottle.
Make sure you have enough water before leaving
the house to avoid having to touch a tap or water fountain handle.
Clean your equipment before and after use,
including your water bottle.
Do not share equipment.
Change into your soccer apparel at home (not at
the field location).
Consider wearing a mask or gloves while playing.
If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in
Avoid touching, gates, benches and all other
objects where the virus could survive.
If you touch something, make sure to wash your
hands and disinfect the surface you have touched as quickly as possible.
Comply with the distancing measures and
recommendations issued by the provincial government health authorities.
Adhere to warm up locations and bench location as
identified by the coach or manager.
As much as possible, keep a 2-meter distance with
Avoid physical contact with other players.
Do not shake hands or do fist bumps, with other
Avoid touching the ball and other equipment with
Goalkeeper must not share gloves.
Wash your hands carefully with water and
disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer.
Do not use locker rooms or changing areas.
Leave the field as quickly as possible after you
Remove all personal items and garbage from the
field and dispose of safely.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW:
any participants and/or individuals fail to follow these recommendations and
guidelines may result in removal from participation.
Attention team managers: please enter your team using the REGISTER button on the home page. Your players will need to use the keycode sent to you to register themselves as a player.