Competitive Update December 3, 2021
2021-2022 Attestation of Event Vaccine Policy
Volleyball Alberta events will require all individuals ages 12+ to provide:
- Proof of vaccination via QR Code, or
- Proof of a privately paid negative rapid test result taken within 72-hours of service (original paperwork)i *, or
- Valid identification that matches the vaccine record is also required for adults 18 and over.
* * Note: Some facilities only accept negative tests for medically exempt individualsii. Due to an operator’s ability to implement more restrictive requirements, Volleyball Alberta advises that all eligible individuals be fully vaccinated or have proof of a medical exemption (with regular testing), in advance of registering for any program.
- My club has verified the identification of our members. Identification is required to check the age-eligibility for the appropriate Volleyball Alberta age class
- Our club has verified and understands the vaccine status of all our members. Our club will communicate with our members who have a medical exemption or are providing negative testing and ensure they will comply with facility restrictions.
- I understand that there are additional risks (health risks, financial risks, and additional logistics) in selecting athletes and utilizing coaches that are not fully vaccinated.
- I understand that it is our responsibility to know and communicate the facility entry requirements to our club (athletes, coaches, parents and volunteers).
- I recognize that facilities and Volleyball Alberta may institute additional COVID-19 related policies during the season (i.e., updated vaccination policies, masking policies, spectator restrictions). Volleyball Alberta members need to be prepared to adhere to these policies. I agree to fully comply with each respective policy.
- I recognize that refund requests will not be granted if VA or our facilities institute, voluntarily or non-voluntarily (imposed restrictions), additional COVID-19 measures after cancellation deadlines or partway through a program.
- I understand that, if an insufficient number of team members can access a facility due to the entry requirements, my club may be subject to additional sanctions.
- I understand that Volleyball Alberta advises that all eligible individuals be fully vaccinated or have proof of a medical exemption (with regular testing), in advance of registering for any program.
- I recognize that my club is responsible to protect the health and safety of our members during practice and training. My club will be transparent with all participants regarding expectations around: travel & accommodations, spectators during training, and mask use.
- I acknowledge that, to remain as a club member in good standing with Volleyball Alberta, all members of my club will comply with this policy.
ii A valid medical exemption is the original signed letter from a physician or nurse practitioner that includes: o
- Person's name that matches their identification.
- Physician’s or nurse practitioner’s complete information, including:
- name, phone number, contact information, professional registration number and signature
- statement that there is a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ? duration that the exemption is valid
Covid Vaccine Information:
Especially for the Competitive Athlete! Before trying out please be fully prepared of the Covid requirements.
Although our club or VA are not mandating vaccines most facilities we play and practice are requiring all participants and observers be vaccinated. Competitive athlete's will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative Rapid Covid-19 test within 72 hours, in order to gain access to competitive facilities.
The newest VA update for Event Vaccine Policy
Please see Volleyball Alberta's stance here: VA Vaccine Stance
Please go to VA Covid-19 Resources page for the most current stand for our Government and VA.
Tri Area Warriors Volleyball Club (TAWVC or TAW) has adopted Volleyball Alberta (VA) Covid-19 policies with the most current up-to-date public health guidelines.
Most current pages!
Volleyball Alberta - Volleyball Alberta - Return to Volleyball Guidelines - Version 4, Updated December 8
Volleyball Alberta - Latest News - https://www.volleyballalberta.ca/
Government of Alberta - Public Health Measures
Volleyball Alberta - Competition Regulations
TAW has implemented the following protocols:
1. All participants, coaches and team staff will answer a set of daily screening and agreement questions (that you are showing no signs of Covid19) no more than 24hrs before every session.
2. Participants will arrive no more than 10mins before their session, already changed and ready to play.
3. All participants, coaches and team staff will check in upon arrival to verify contact tracing information, that they have completed the daily health check, and are wearing a clean mask.
4. Balls and high touch surfaces will be disinfected before, during and after every practice.
5. Before, during and after practice, each player, coach and team staff will wash with soap and water and/or use sanitizer.
6. Coaches and team staff will wear masks at all times.
7. Athletes will be required to wear a mask at all times per Volleyball Alberta mandate. https://www.volleyballalberta.ca/sites/default/files/Mask%20Use%20Policy%20Communication.pdf
8. A distance of 3 meters between all participants, coaches and team staff will be maintained wherever possible.
9. Athletes will not shake hands but stand on the back line and clap for each others team.
10. Practices will have 2 trained masked coaches on court or one adult parent with one trained coach. NO parents are allowed in the gym because of safe distancing practices. Sorry it's not what we want either.
Daily Health Checklist and agreement questions are as follows and will be used on our Ramp team app for all registered participants, coaches and team staff not more than 24hrs prior to any practice, game, or event.
1. Are you or any of your close contacts experiencing any of the following known symptoms of Covid19: runny nose, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, painful swallowing, stuffy nose, headache or chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, feeling unwell, muscle or joint aches (not due to physical exertion and volleyball activity), loss of smell or taste or pink eye?
2. Have you tested positive for Covid19 in the last 14 days?
3. Have you been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid19 in the last 14 days?
4. Have you been out of Canada in the last 14 days?
5. Have you been in close contact with anyone who has been out of Canada in the last 14 days?
6. Are you or any of your close contacts waiting for Covid19 test results?
7. Do you disagree with any of the following statements?
By answering NO to this question, The Participant is agreeing to the following:
A. Participant will follow the laws, recommended guidelines, and protocols issued by the Government of Alberta in respect to Covid19, including practicing physical distancing and will do so to the best of the Participant's ability while participating in volleyball, related activities and events.
B. Participant will follow the guidelines and protocols mandated by Volleyball AB in respect to Covid19.
C. Participant will follow the guidelines and protocols established by the facility being used for volleyball, related activities, and events.
D. Participant will follow the guidelines and protocols established by the Tri Area Warriors.
E. Participant will complete the Daily Health Checklist not more than 24hrs before every session of volleyball with our club and answer questions truthfully to the best of their knowledge.
F. Participant will, in the event that the Participant experiences any symptoms of illness such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, runny nose, or sore throat, immediately:
a. Inform a representative of the Organization.
b. Go to an identified isolation area apart from other participants and prepare to depart from the event and/or facility.
The Tri Area Warriors are committed to providing safe and clear guidelines for all of our programming. For the most current and up to date provincial health guidelines, please visit www.alberta.ca.
Thank you for your continued support as we work to get our athletes back on the court.