Squash Guidance Updated on April 16, 2021 - Calgary Youth Grades 7-12 are only group impacted at this time
Apr. 16, 2021
Effective April 19, 2021, the Province of Alberta has indicated that Squash facilities in Alberta are able to continue with existing guidance/restrictions with the exception of Calgary Youth in Grades 7 - 12.
Grade 7-12 Calgary Youth Guidance is as follows:
1. Calgary Youth in Grades 7 - 12 are not permitted to participate in group indoor sport and recreation beginning on Monday April 19, 2021 for at least the next 2 weeks.
1. Group squash lessons are not permitted for Calgary Grade 7-12 youth.
2. One on one and same household lessons with a Squash Professional are permitted for Calgary Grade 7-12 youth.
3. Solo practice and same household practice are permitted for Calgary Grade 7-12 youth.
Squash Alberta: Guidance
Assumptions: 1. All clubs to follow strict court booking protocols to allow for contact tracing. 2. All clubs follow proper sanitization, masking and distancing protocols. a. Courts to be sanitized between sessions. (high touch points) b. Coaches to be masked at all times. c. Players masked unless on court. d. Social distancing - 3 meters to be maintained on court and 2 meters off court. i. Coaches can break 3m barrier on occasion, if necessary, to teach technique. 3. All clubs will follow Provincial Guidance/Restrictions 4. All Clubs must institute sign in protocols including a minimum of signing off on COVID-19 symptom free declaration on each visit. 5. No social gathering within clubs and/or courtside area is permitted. 6. Locker Rooms available for washroom facilities and emergencies only a. Strict train and leave protocols in place.
What is Allowed: 1. 1 on 1 lessons with a certified coach are allowed (no age restrictions) 2. Same household lessons are allowed with a certified coach (household lesson = 1 certified coach with multiple members from the same household - can use multiple courts in this case as needed) 3. Use of a ball machine during lessons is allowed - must follow proper sanitization protocols and avoid ball pick up with hands (ie. Coach/player to pick up balls with racquet) 4. Solo practice/training is permitted. (no age restrictions) 5. Same household practice/training is permitted. (no age restrictions) 6. Junior Group Lessons/Training (Grade 6 and Under) are allowed under the active direction/supervision of a certified coach with groups of up to 10 people maximum. (Lesson/Training Groups = 10 people maximum including coaches).
What is not allowed: 1. Competitive Game play is not permitted by anyone. 2. A Coach is not permitted to work with multiple players from different households at the same time (except for Junior Lessons as noted above). 3. Doubles Squash play is not permitted by anyone. 4. Players are not permitted to train at multiple clubs (players can only practice/train within their home/chosen club).
** We will provide more information as it is released by the Province.
*** Please follow the Provincial Guidance so we can all get back to doing the things we enjoy, sooner!
Alberta Squash Racquets Association was established in 1967 as a registered non-profit society in the Province of Alberta and is the governing body for the sport of squash in Alberta. In the late 80's the operating name was changed to Squash Alberta. The role of Squash Alberta is to promote and facilitate the development of squash for all Albertans.
PO Box 71074 Silver Springs NW, Calgary AB, T3B 5K2