Program Guidelines are under continual review and update.
Participants and staff who have the symptoms of a cold, flu, or
COVID-19 symptoms must not be in attendance. The symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
For a full list of symptoms visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/symptoms
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be
used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If
they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.
- Stay home when sick and avoid close contact with others in your
home if possible
- Staff and participants at higher risk of experiencing severe
illness should not take part in programs
- Sailors and coaches should be mindful as they “expand their social
circles” if they are themselves or will be in contact with higher
risk members in their family
- RPSA will only run small programs and be mutually exclusive from
- Classes will be taught exclusively outside
- Contact information and time of all people accessing the facility
will be recorded. Contact tracing data will be stored for at least
- Washroom will be wiped down by participant after use.
- Washroom will be cleaned after lunch period and at the end of the
day.All activities will be outdoors. In the case of inclement
weather, programs will be cancelled. This will depend on the
severity of the weather. It is equally important that all program
participants and coaches dress appropriately for the weather.
- Participants are expected to bring their own PFD's, if they do not
have one contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and
we will try to arrange for you to have one.
- Groups will not gather except with their respective program participants.
- Games will be limited within the same program.
- Coaches will be provided masks to wear when in close contact with participants
- All classes will operate separately. Rigging and lunch will be
staggered and, if possible, in separate areas.
- A 3 meter physical distancing must be maintained between sailors.
If a 3 meter distance isn’t possible between a participant and their
coach, the coach must be provided with the appropriate PPE.
- Participants must only touch their own boat, equipment, and clothing
- Each class will use the same boats and rigging everyday.
- Participants who are at high risk or have members of their
household who are at high risk are asked to not participate
Boats will either be rigged:
- In the designated areas by the Old Mill Boathouse. Participants
will launch their boats directly off the boat launch. If the coach
needs to assist, they will be provided with the appropriate PPE.
- On the dock. Only one program at a time will be on the dock.
Participants will be ferried one at a time to the dock. Before a
participant enters the coach boat, the coach will wipe down the
boat. In addition to this, the participant will clean their hands
using hand sanitizer. Between participants, the coach will disinfect
the area of the boat that the previous participant was in contact with.
- RPSA will have Hand wash available. All RPSA participants and
staff must wash their hands upon arriving and before leaving.
- RPSA has an up-to-date touch map and cleaning schedule to ensure
good hygiene practices.
- Each coach will be assigned a coach boat on a daily basis and all
boats will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized at the end of the day.
- High touch surfaces will be cleaned before and after use.
- After the class has come off the water, the sailboats will be
disinfected and the participant will return their PFD to their
designated storage area. At the end of the week all PFDs will be disinfected.
- Before and after use all high touch surfaces on the dollys will be disinfected.
- RPSA will have appropriate amounts of soap and disinfectant for
the previously mentioned activities.
- The BCCDC Self Assessment tool will be sent out to all
participants prior to the start of their programs.
- All participants and staff will complete the self assessment on a
daily basis prior to coming to RPSA
- Self Assessment needs to be done on a household basis, not an
What to bring
- Closed toed shoes that can get wet are mandatory (no sandals or flip-flops)
- Appropriate, layered clothing for the weather
- Change of clothes and towel
- Water bottle
- PFD (or will be provided)
Programs will run out of the Old Mill Boathouse,
2715 Esplanade St. Port Moody BC. V3H 3P4