Curl BC recommends status quo for now

The provincial announcement made this afternoon suspended all indoor adult team sport.

However, curling under the modified rules allows physical distancing to be maintained, and Curl BC is seeking a clarification as to whether curling is exempt.

Curl BC is recommending that curling can continue for now, with another update pending:

Mask changes for members

Hello fellow curlers and club members,

This is the latest update regarding curling under CoVid conditions.

The rule making Masks Mandatory while on the ice has been lifted. The wearing of masks is strongly recommended when on the ice.

Masks are still mandatory in all other areas of the club. They are excused only when eating or drinking, seated at a table in the lounge. Social distancing is of prime importance both on and off the ice and remember to sanitize or wash your hands often. All the other rules previously put in place still apply.

Please remember to be kind to each other and mindful of the fact that these times are difficult for us all. In addition to CoVid we all have personal issues/hardships to deal with and a little kindness goes a long way.

Kaslo Curling Club Board

League play continues as scheduled

A survey of League teams showed that almost everyone would rather play with a mask than not at all, so it’s business as usual for Thursday and Friday night games.

Teams are expected to find spares if they now have a gap on their team. 

We know this is a bit of a scramble so there may be games this week that need to be postponed, but please try to get your game in this week.  Next week is expected to go as scheduled and no games should be postponed, in fairness to those teams that are ready to play.

Ice time will be made available for postponed games, probably either the week of Dec 14 or Dec 21.

Masks required on the ice

Due to the most recent Provincial Health Order (PHO), masks will be required both on the ice and in the lobby effective immediately.  Also, no spectators will be allowed in the lobby.

This is mandated for us by the Curl BC guidelines laid out here:
https://www.curlbc.ca/curling-can-continue/

Our lounge will remain open and, since it is treated like a restaurant or pub, guests belonging to a member’s “core bubble” are still welcome.  However, masks are to be worn in the lounge when not seated at a table and eating or drinking (i.e. going to a table, getting a drink, going to the washroom).

All League games this evening are expected to go ahead as scheduled.