Adapted from viaSport MEMBER COMMUNICATION
Re: Return to our sport with respect to COVID-19
Dear RMMBA Members;
As British Columbia public health authorities develop guidelines to lift some restrictions on gathering in a responsible way, BC Amateur Baseball Association (Baseball BC) has been working with viaSport and the Province of British Columbia to understand the recommendations our Chief Provincial Health Officer and how they best apply within sport.
The Return to Sport Plan has been developed for our sport in order to ensure:
health and safety of all individuals is a priority
activities are in alignment with provincial health recommendations
modifications to activities are in place in order to reduce the risks to each sport organization and its participants
our sport is united and aligned on a plan to reopen throughout the province
While we do hope things will return to normal in the not too distant future, currently this Return to Sport Plan will be the new normal until we are advised otherwise by public health authorities.
If you choose to participate, you must follow these rules:
If you don’t feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home.
If you have traveled outside of Canada, you are not permitted at the facility until you have self-isolated for a minimum of 14 days.
If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
Wash your hands before participating
Bring your own equipment, water bottle and hand sanitizer
Comply with physical distancing measures at all time
Avoid physical contact with others, including shaking hands, high fives, etc.
Leave the field of play as quickly as possible after you finish
Our Return to Sport Plan is based on current public health guidance. While we are all doing our best to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, while the virus circulates in our communities it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk. Each participant must make their own decision as to whether it is in their best interest to resume participation at this time. You must take into account your own circumstances and make the decision that is right for you. Should you choose to join us, we require your full cooperation with our Return to Sport Plan.
Bruce Evans, President
And the RMMBA Executive
As mandated by the B.C. Government, ViaSport, the BC Minor Baseball Association and Baseball BC, a series of waivers are required.
The purpose of this space is help guide you through the forms. This page is for your reference as we all learn this process to keep everyone safe.
Everyone participating in baseball will need to follow these guides and complete the waiver. No exceptions.
1) Familiarize yourself with the plan from Baseball BC. It is the basis for all of the baseball associations in BC to return to play (June 6, 2020 version)
2) Read through the BC ViaSport Guide
3) Familiarize yourself with the additional resources on the BC Minor Web page
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Required Reading (mandatory)
1) BCMBA Covid Member Communication
2) RMMBA Baseball Covid-19 Safety Measures (IMPORTANT)
3) Rental Agreement Addendum - Access to the fields based on our COVID-19 process
Forms - Must be completed to play and participate
The required forms have been included with the new registration system. With the system, the current forms will only need to be completed once. If there are new forms in the future, those will need to completed as well.
Everyone participating in baseball with the RMMBA (Ridge Meadows Minor Baseball Association) will need to complete the appropriate forms. This includes players, parents, coaches and volunteers. No exceptions.
Forms that need to be completed outside of the registration system, please complete them and send them to the registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) or bring them to the 1st practice.
The forms must be completed to participate
RMMBA and BC Minor Baseball Association (BCMBA) cannot accept pictures of the completed waivers. If sending it electronically, only scanned documents can be accepted. Printed and signed copies can be handed to the coach at the first practice.
1) BCMBA COVID-19 Declaration of Compliance - Please print and bring to the 1st practice
2) BCMBA Youth Participant Waiver - Please print and bring to the 1st practice
3) BCMBA Adult Participant Waiver - Please print and bring to the 1st practice
4) RMMBA Participation Agreement - Signed online during registration