COVID-19 Safety Measures
Covid-19

COVID-19 Safety Measures & Policies

Please ensure that you are familiar with all of the policies prior to arriving for your activities at Dakota Community Centre and Jonathan Toews Sportsplex. Any important information, such as procedural changes or outbreak notices will be posted here for your convenience and may also be shared on our social media and e-mail platforms.

URGENT NOTICE BOARD
Dakota Community Centre will be re-opening with limited access to facilities on February 18, 2021. This is in effect until March 5, 2021 or until provincial health guidelines are updated. We will post communication on here as well as our other channels to best advise the public of our operating procedures. Please make sure you read all of the new policies in place during this period. Click here to read the news article.
 
Please note: The only exception to this order is the Dakota Nursey Program, which falls under the Manitoba Child Care program and remains in Code Orange. The Dakota Nursery School will operate as per normal hours and procedures. Please contact the Director at DakotaNurserySchool@dakotacc.com if you have questions.
 
On behalf of everyone at Dakota Community Centre, we hope that everyone stays safe during this difficult period.

Click here to view Province of Manitoba's COVID-19 Portal

 


 

IF YOU ARE SICK, DO NOT COME TO DAKOTA COMMUNITY CENTRE.
Self-screen at home! If you have symptoms / are feeling sick, or have come in to contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and contact your doctor or call Health Links at (204) 788-8200. Please use the self-screening tool provided by the Province of Manitoba & Shared Health Manitoba to ensure you meet all the requirements in order to participate in activities at Dakota Community Centre. The tool can be found by clicking here.

MASK POLICY IS IN EFFECT AT ALL OF OUR FACILITIES.
Masks are mandatory at all times while within our facilities. Children under the age of five are not required to wear masks, however, it is strongly recommended that they do. While we prefer that you bring your own reusable mask, we may have masks available for purchase for $1*.

* while supplies last.

WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN!
Wash your hands with soap for at least twenty seconds. Do this as often as you're able to - especially when handling dirty objects. For more tips on effective hand washing, please see this multi-lingual poster provided by Shared Health Manitoba by clicking here.
USE PROVIDED HAND SANITIZER.
Disinfect your hands when you enter the facility and use hand sanitizer whenever you're able to. We will have hand sanitizer available at several stations around our facilities for your convenience. If you see a dispenser that's empty, please report it to a staff members so that it can be replaced.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.
Make sure to give others space of at least two metres when moving around our facilities. Avoid shaking hands with others or coming in direct contact with others. Our facilities are adjusted to promote physical seperation. Simple spacing between people is an effective way to decrease chances of COVID-19 transmission.
HAVE TO COUGH OR SNEEZE?
Cover your mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing. Use your arm/jacket sleeve to prevent spread. Ensure you turn away from others and disinfect as soon as possible.

MAKE SURE YOU VISIT SCREENING DESK WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT DAKOTA COMMUNITY CENTRE.
Prior to proceeding with your scheduled activity, we need everyone to sign in at our screening stations. We will ask you some basic screening questions regarding COVID-19, and ask you to disinfect your hands.

  • Sportsplex Entrance Station: Located right in front when you enter the building.
  • Dakota Field House Station: Located at customer service desk (or table in front if part of a renter program.)

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Ice Rink Rental & Usage Procedures

All renters, teams and spectators are required to adhere to provincial health regulations related to limiting the transmission of COVID-19. In addition, you must comply with the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions (Revised 3/4/2021):

  • Enter through the Fieldhouse main entrance. Players permitted access to dressing rooms no earlier than 15 min before scheduled ice time. Early arrivals will be asked to wait outside.
  • DCC rep will meet individuals as they arrive to provide directions and review terms and conditions with participants.
  • Guests must sanitize hands before proceeding.
  • Masks/facial coverings are mandatory for everyone while in the facility.
  • Participants must practice social distancing in dressing rooms (limit 8 per room). Players must come dressed with the exception of helmets and skates. Coaches/instructors are responsible for ensuring the number of players permitted in the dressing room does not exceed max numbers.
  • Maximum of 10 skaters exclusive of coaches per half ice permitted and stay separate from other groups that may be on the ice.
  • Renter group leaders (i.e. coaches, instructors) are expected to ensure participants follow guidelines set out by governing sport bodies (i.e. Skate MB, Hockey MB), the Province of MB (social distancing, personal hygiene) and DCC (regarding facility use).
  • It is the responsibility of the renter groups to be familiar with all provincial regulations, DCC guidelines and accepts any and all risks associated with using DCC facilities. Renters to provide their staff with necessary PPE.
  • Any renter groups found to be in violation of provincial regulations resulting in fines will be responsible for payment of the fine.
  • Groups have 10 min to vacate dressing rooms to allow staff to clean rooms before the next group arrives.
  • Renter groups are limited to using locker room washroom facilities. No showers permitted at this time.
  • Use of concession area tables not permitted.
  • Use of rink benches/boxes is not permitted
  • Participants must bring their own prefilled water bottles and not share with other participants.
  • No spitting anywhere in the facility.
  • One spectator per player permitted

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Fieldhouse Rental & Usage Procedures

All renters, teams and spectators are required to adhere to provincial health regulations related to limiting the transmission of COVID-19. In addition, you must comply with the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions (Revised 3/4/2021):

  • Enter Fieldhouse main entrance. Players will be permitted access rental space no earlier than 15 min before scheduled time. Early arrivals must wait outside.
  • DCC staff will meet individuals as they arrive to ask screening questions, provide directions and review terms and conditions with participants.
  • Guests must sanitize hands before proceeding.
  • Participants must practice social distancing. Players are encouraged to come prepared for activity.
  • Maximum of 10 people excluding coaches permitted on court (1/6th).
  • Coaches and players must wear masks at all times.
  • Renter group leaders (i.e. coaches, instructors) are expected to ensure participants follow guidelines set by the Province of MB (public health orders such as social distancing, personal hygiene) and DCC (regarding facility use).
  • It is the responsibility of the renter groups to be familiar with all provincial regulations, DCC guidelines and accepts any and all risks associated with using DCC facilities. Renters to provide their staff with necessary PPE.
  • Renter groups found to be in violation of provincial regulations resulting in fines will be responsible for payment of the fine.
  • Groups have 10 min to vacate to allow staff to clean spaces.
  • Exit down hall and through Fieldhouse main entrance.
  • Access to locker rooms and showers are not available at this time. Limited washroom access will be available.
  • Participants must to bring their own prefilled water bottles and not share with other participants. Water fountains are not available at this time.
  • No spectators permitted at this time. Consideration will be given in special circumstances.
  • Renters must pay for booked time in advance. Canceled sessions will be credited, no refunds at this time.
  • Renters understand and agree that bookings are for the period of Mar. 5 – Mar. 25, 2021 only.

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Track & Fitness Centre

This is a brief overview of our approach to reopening the Dakota Community Centre Track. The following temporary changes will help us manage cleaning and allow for additional physical distancing.

DCC Track Area- Maintaining Safe Spaces (Revised 2/11/2021)

This is a brief overview of our approach to reopening the Dakota Community Centre Track area. The following temporary changes will help us manage cleaning and allow for additional physical distancing.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Before You Arrive

  • Self-Screen: If you feel unwell, please postpone your visit.
  • Plan Ahead: We ask members to limit their workouts to 90 minutes, so please plan accordingly. We will be operating at 25% capacity, and you may be required to wait if visiting during peak times. If you are able, please consider visiting at a different time of day.
  • Arrive Prepared: Be mindful that lockers and change rooms will be not be available. Members are encouraged to change beforehand and bring as few personal items as possible. Please remember to bring a pair of indoor shoes to change into prior to your workout/class.
  • Masks are to be worn at all times including while working out.
  • Bring your fob: Members will require their fob to access the track area.

When You Arrive

  • Enter through the main Fieldhouse entrance, where all members will be asked to disinfect their hands. The Link Fieldhouse doors will NOT be open at this time.
  • Anyone exhibiting symptoms will be asked to leave immediately and call Health Links (204-788-8200).
  • Stanchions will be set up to direct members entering and exiting the premises.

During Your Workout

Help us keep our spaces safe by maintaining six feet of distance from others during your exercise and activities in the facility. As a reminder, we’ve added signage throughout the facility to re-enforce physical distancing and to direct the flow of people where possible.

  • The Track area will have a limited capacity (25%) based on health regulation guidelines. Occupancy will be monitored and, if capacity is approached, a line will be formed outside the building.
  • Track hours are Mon-Fri 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Sat/Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wipe down equipment prior to using and after using.
  • While using the track, maintain social distancing. Allow adequate space when passing and before cutting back in. When possible, move over two lanes while passing. Allow at least 15 feet from the person in front of you.
  • Members are encouraged to come dressed for activity and shower at home. Access to locker rooms and showers will not be permitted at this time. An area to leave outdoor shoes will be provided.
  • Water fountains and water bottle refill stations are closed (by public health orders). Members are encouraged to bring their own water. Bottled water is available for purchase from the vending machines.
  • Washrooms are available on the main floor and the track area.

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Weight Room

Please review below guidelines for use of the Weighroom due to COVID-19 restrictions (Revised 2/11/2021):
  • Masks must always be worn while working out.
  • Make sure to reserve your block of time online the day prior to your workout (five 90-minute blocks Monday through Friday, three 75-minute blocks Saturday/Sunday).
  • Enter/Exit through Fieldhouse entrance. You will be asked several screening questions at the reception when you arrive.
  • On your first visit, please see the Fieldhouse reception desk to reactivate your membership.
  • Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your scheduled block.
  • Only book one block per day.
  • Individual workouts only.
  • No spotting/assisting others.
  • Bring a filled water bottle as water fountains are currently closed.
  • Always maintain a 6ft distance from other patrons.
  • No drop-ins at this time, must have a membership.
  • Leave at your scheduled time to allow cleaning for next block of patrons.

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Public Skating

Public Skating is currently unavailable.

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Pickleball

Pickleball Return To Play Guidelines

  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell or displaying any COVID like symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID in the last 21 days.
  • Pickleball will be available from 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm Monday through Friday. Some evening times will be available. Please visit signup.com/go/oQuszDD or call (204)254-1010 for available times.
  • We will be offering three 1-hour blocks of court time per day. Players are required to sign up for specific courts by clicking the link below. To start, players will be limited to signing up for one block of time per day.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled block of time.
  • Players must stay on the court for which they have registered.
  • A maximum of 10 players per section (two courts) permitted.
  • All players must disinfect hands upon entering the facility.
  • Please confirm your spot reservation at the designated Pickleball check-in table.
  • Masks to be worn at all times, including while playing.
  • Change rooms are not available at this time; players should come dressed for activity.
  • Bring individual water bottles; water fountains are available for filling bottles only.
  • Players must maintain social distance at all times.

To sign up for your block of play, click the link below:

https://signup.com/go/oQuszDD

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