Covid-19 Information page

*Any information on this page could possibly be subject to change at any time based on the outlines put forth by the Health Unit.*

Assumption of Risk

Without a cure for Covid-19, there will always be risk of contracting the virus when participating in any public activity. We do strongly recommend that all players receive two doses of the recommended and approved Covid -19 vaccine. SPIKE’S does not cover insurance that covers pandemic diseases or contagions including Covid-19. 

General

The changes we have made to the facility, its policies and protocols are required for us to safely reopen. Your patience and understanding during this time, is greatly appreciated. Any person not complying with our new policies and protocols may be asked to leave immediately.

Be a team player-Wash your hands. Physical distance. Stay home if you do not feel well.

Do not share water bottles, tissue boxes etc.

Please discard any garbage in a garbage can provided or at home. Not on the courts, not on the floor, not in the parking lot. Ty 

Personal Hygiene

Please wash/sanitize your hands before leaving your vehicle.

There are many sanitizer stations within the facility for your use. But we do recommend you bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer too for additional protection if and when you feel you want and need it. 

Facility

  • Players should show up no earlier than 5 minutes prior to game times.  If you show up earlier than 5 minutes prior to your game time, please wait outside in your car.  This is to allow those that are leaving from the games prior to yours to exit the facility and for us to clean and sanitize the courts.  
  • The outdoor patio has been doubled in size to allow for current table spacing requirements. 
  • A significant number of tables, chairs and rail seating has been removed indoors (lounge and walkways) to allow for current table spacing requirements.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been installed at every entrance and exit.
  • Additional signage has been put up to help educate players with respect to current changes and assist with the flow of people within the various areas,
  • Additional cleaning of all areas will take place throughout each evening and during the day.

Masks

  • Masks are required while travelling to and from indoors of the facility including lounge, walkways, washrooms, and court areas.
  • Masks are not required when you are seated at a table in the lounge or patio.  If you are standing you require a mask.
  • If you are Mask Exempt:  We ask that you please do your part to keep yourself and others around you as safe as possible.  
    • Please wait outside the facility (in parking lot or your car) until a few minutes before your match is to begin.  Proceed directly to your court upon entering the facility.  Please use the sanitizing station as you enter and exit.
    • Please do not enter the lounge
    • Please do not use the foot wash area after your match
    • And, if possible, please do not use the facility washroom.
  •  Your assistance at this time is greatly appreciated.  If you have any concerns regarding these requests, please leave your contact information at the front and the owner will contact you within 48 hours.  Thank you.

Leagues

  • We have removed a one- hour time slot each night to allow for 15 minute spacing between league matches. This will provide players time to exit the court area before the next set of players enter. It will mean less teams allowed to register for leagues.
  • Please physical distance whenever and wherever possible.
  • Players are not permitted to deliberately physically contact each other on the court.
  • If a ball from another court comes onto your court, lightly kick it back to the other court. Do not pick up the ball and toss back.
  • Change-rooms will not be available. Players will need to come dressed and ready to play.
  • Please refrain from bringing knapsacks into the facility.
  • Nothing (shoes, coats, purses etc.) can be left at a table, walkway or gathering area (indoor lounge, outdoor patio) while you play. These items must follow you to the court or be left in your car. As always, do not leave wallets and purses in your car. 
  • The only ones allowed on the courts are the league players playing. No spectators. This includes children, adults and friends willing to flip scores.
  • League players are asked not to show up more than 5 minutes early for their match unless they expect to be seated for food and beverages beforehand.  If you show up earlier please wait in your vehicle.
  • League players cannot enter the court area more than 5 minutes before the start of their league game.
  • Please refrain from high fives, low fives, and group hugs before, during and after games.
  • Do not shake hands with opposing teams after games but a verbal “Good game” after games is always welcome and recommended.
  • When the buzzer goes to end the match, please stop play as the match is over. If the score is tie when the buzzer goes, please finish off the point. Do not continue playing otherwise. There is additional cleaning required between games. We need players to exit on time.
  • Please fill your water bottle at home before games.  

Lounge and Patio

  • Seating in both indoor and outdoor areas is now significantly more limited than ever before.  You will need to be seated by the host or hostess.
  • Please sanitize your hands before entering the indoor lounge or outdoor patio.
  • Please physically distance.
  • You cannot travel from table to table socializing. This will be very hard for some but required. Sorry   
  • Do not move any furniture, everything is spaced out as required
  • Do not leave children under 12 unattended. 
  • Nothing (shoes, coats, purses etc.) can be left at a table, walkway or gathering area (indoor lounge, outdoor patio) while you play. These items must follow you to the court or be left in your car. As always, do not leave wallets and purses in your car. 

Facility shutdowns In Future.

  • If the government mandates another shutdown due to Covid-19, the Winter 2021 league session will be suspended immediately and the Fall 2021 league session start will be delayed.   
  • The Winter 2021 season will resume where we left off when we are permitted to reopen.  
  • These restrictions mandated by various government bodies continue to put a strain on our viability as a business.  Our goal is to keep the doors open and keep all teams playing.
  • Vaccine Passports -Double Vaccination Requirements.
    • If you read the news or follow social media, you are aware that the Ontario government may require a vaccine passport for amateur sport participation. London Health Unit may also require that all players have two vaccinations to play amateur sport in Ontario as well. These are real possibilities. And these decisions are beyond SPIKE’S control and may be required in order for us to keep our doors open. Please discuss this with your team before signing up for the Fall 2021 session. There will be no refunds to teams that choose to stop playing after registration because of these mandates unless we can fill your league spot with another team.