ILLNESS DURING THE HOCKEY SEASON FAQ (Peterborough Girls Hockey Association)

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ILLNESS DURING THE HOCKEY SEASON 

What do I do if my child tests positive for COVID-19?

Keep your child home and out of the hockey environment. Your child should not return to hockey activities until all steps outlined by their healthcare provider and public health unit are completed and they are symptom free for 24 hours. You must pass the screener prior to return to hockey.

What do I do if my child tests positive for COVID-19?

Keep your child home and out of the hockey environment. Your child should not return to hockey activities until all steps outlined by their healthcare provider and public health unit are completed and they are symptom free for 24 hours. You must pass the screener prior to return to hockey.


What if a person the participant is residing with such as a parent/family member tests positive for COVID-19? What protocols should we follow?

If a person the participant is residing with tests positive for COVID–19, the participant and those the participant is residing with will need to stay out of the hockey environment. They should contact their health care provider and public health authority for instructions. Anyone identified as a close contact should stay out of the hockey environment until all public health authority steps have been completed. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should stay out of the hockey environment until all steps outlined by their health care provider and public health authority are completed and they are symptom free for 24 hours.


If someone on my child’s team tests positive for COVID-19, will the team be allowed
to continue to play hockey?

If someone on your child’s team tests positive, the public health authority guidelines will determine contact tracing and isolation requirements. It is possible, therefore, that one diagnosis on a team could lead to that team being required to pause hockey activities until the public health authority determines it is safe to return.

What if my child is sick but does not have COVID-19?

The player should follow up with their health care provider if required and the public health authority if COVID-19 is suspected. They should not return to the hockey environment until all steps outlined by their health care provider and public health authority are completed and they are symptom free for 24 hours.

What should I do if my child is exhibiting signs of COVID-19 but has not been tested?

The player should remain out of the hockey environment and contact their health care provider and public health authority for required steps to be taken. They should not return to the hockey environment until all steps outlined by their health care provider and public health authority are completed and they are symptom free for 24 hours.

What should I expect if my child begins to feel ill at a hockey activity?

If participants do not feel well or have identified respiratory symptoms, ensure they advise team staff immediately and put on a mask. The participant should immediately be isolated from other players and go home or seek medical attention. They should complete the COVID-19 screener for customers https://covid-19.ontario.ca/screening/customer/and follow up with their health care provider and the public health authority as directed by the screener. They should not return to the hockey environment until all steps outlined by their health care provider and public health authority are completed and they are symptom free for 24 hours.

Activity organizers using or renting space in a facility should contact the facility operator or owner.

If there is an individual who is positive with COVID-19 and associated with your team, group, or club you may not receive notification from PPH. It will depend on the amount of information PPH receives from the individual who is confirmed COVID-19 positive.

If you do learn of an individual associated with your team, group or club who is COVID-19 positive you should maintain confidentiality of this individual’s personal health information. Ensure this person does not return to the sport or activities until they have received clearance from PPH. Do not attempt to initiate contact tracing or notification of other participants until you consult with public health. PPH can provide guidance to you and communication to circulate with your participants, if that is deemed necessary.

If you learn of 2 or more participants/players diagnosed with COVID-19 within a 14-day interval, please contact PPH Public Health ASAP 705- 743-1000 or [email protected]