The Techniplex is permitted to separate/section their space as they did previously, however spectator limits have changed in the latest Special Measures Order:
o Arenas, gyms and fitness facilities, including yoga studios, swimming pools, indoor tennis, squash facilities and dance studios may operate at an occupancy limited to groups of no more than 50 people per rink surface, playing space or room provided that 2 metres of distance between participants may be maintained. With the exception of 1 person per child as required to assist the child in preparing to participate in a group activity, spectators are not permitted.
Given the Techniplex has not permitted spectators during the COVID-19 period, the spectator piece is not relevant
Regular activities, such as Canada Games team, provincial teams and High Performance Programs are permitted to occur, as long as operators are complying with the respective Guidance documents (e.g. Sport Guidance, Arena Guidance, etc). There is no requirement to restrict training to groups from a specific Regional Health Authorities Regions, however PSOs may continue a regional approach at their discretion.
Given the Atlantic bubble has not yet open, it is difficult at this point to provide approval for these activities. It is recommended that PSOs include relevant details in the PSO Return to Sport Plan for consideration.
Nothing definitive on this yet and it may come in the guidance but there may be an opportunity for facilities to work with Service NL Environmental Health Officers to determine if a space can be divided. Will provide further updates on this when we have more information.
Some of you have also been asking about sports camps. Sport camps (regardless of the time period they are offered), should comply with After School Program/Day Camp Guidance, Sport Guidance and other guidance documents that would apply.