COVID-19 Safe Return to Play

We are committed to the highest levels of safety for our community of players. To play with the Sport & Social Club (SSC) and stay in good standing, the following guidelines must be followed for the protection of us all. The Sport & Social Club will update these guidelines as necessary, to ensure we follow local government and public health authorities.  

 

COVID-19 Registration Assurances:

SSC offers you confidence. If the program is delayed or disrupted due to COVID-19 government restrictions, we will follow these steps to get you playing when it is safe to do so: 
•    Shifting the start and end date of the season.
•    Shortening the season length and playing missed games on alternative nights or locations (teams receive the same number of games guaranteed upon registration).
•    Providing a pro-rated credit for games that cannot be rescheduled (when alternative playing options are not provided by SSC).
Please follow the links below to review our COVID-19 Protocol & Guidelines:

Facility Specific COVID-19 Safety Protocols
 

Queen’s University – Athletics & Recreation Gyms

  • Proof of Vaccination (QR Code Only) + Photo ID must be shown upon entry
  • Separate & exclusive entrance for KSSC members to access the gym, completely separate from Queen’s community.
  • Large gyms which have significant air flow as well as considerable spacing on courts
  • Queen’s University Mask Mandate – Please note that currently Queen’s University has instituted a requirement that masks must be worn at all times while not activly participating in sport. Players may remove their masks during gameplay. While this mandate is currently in place, it is possible that they will lift this at some point during the season or prior to the season (likely in relation to the status of COVID-19 in our community). We understand that this may not be ideal, however, we must follow all onsite protocols and we appreciate your cooperation to ensure a safe experience for everyone.

Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex

  • Facility Air Quality:The following information is provided by the dome manufacturer (Farley Group) supported by Gerald N. Catt, P. Eng. BDS GSC.
  • The indoor air quality in Air Supported Structures resembles outdoor conditions. A typical dome contains 500,000 to 5,000,000 cubic feet of air. A normal 20’ x 30’ classroom contains 6,000 cubic feet of air.
  • Air Supported Structures have a typical fresh air turn over from 1.5 to 3 hours. 666,666 to 3,333,333 cubic feet of air per hour. The air holding up the dome structure is always escaping, requiring replacement air to continue holding up the structure.
  • Air Supported Structures are ideal indoor settings for preventing the spread of Covid-19.

RKCC

  • RKCC protocols and guidelines can be found HERE.

Kingston Christian School

  • Small gym, single games
  • Private entrance for KSSC players separate from school community.

 

March 21, 2022 COVID-19 Update: 
 
As of today, March 21, 2022, the Ontario Provincial Government has lifted the requirement for businesses (including recreational facilities) to require their patrons to wear masks. Although this is no longer required by the Provincial Government, businesses and facilities may decide to continue with this practice.

 

We are writing to update you on the status of masking requirements at the following KSSC facilities:
 

The following facilities will REQUIRE you to continue to wear your mask upon entry/exit, sidelines, and all other times when you are not actively playing on the courts/ice.


•    ALL of Queen’s University Facilities (Gym 3, 4 & 6). Please note that as of right now you will still be required to provide proof of vaccination upon entry.
•    Royal Kingston Curling Club


The following facilities will NOT REQUIRE you to wear your mask in their facility
•    Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex
•    Kingston Christian School
•    City of Kingston Artillery Park

 

Thank you,

 

The KSSC Team
 

Anyone who wishes to do so may continue to wear their mask, and we ask that everyone please be respectful of any individual who makes a different choice than your own

 

March 1, 2022 COVID-19 Update: 
 

As of today, March 1, 2022, the Ontario Provincial Government has lifted the requirement for businesses (including recreational facilities) to check Proof of Vaccination. Although this is no longer required by the Provincial Government, businesses and facilities may decide to continue with this practice.

We are writing to update you on the status of checking Proof of Vaccination at the following Tuesday Night KSSC facilities:

The following facilities will REQUIRE you to continue to show Proof of Vaccination & ID:

  • ALL of Queen’s University Facilities (Gym 3, 4 & 6). Please note that as of right now you will still be required to wear your mask at all times, including during play. 

The following facilities will NOT REQUIRE you to show Proof of Vaccination & ID:

  • Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex
  • Kingston Christian School
  • City of Kingston Artillery Park
  • Royal Kingston Curling Club

Please note you will still be required to wear your masks upon entry, exit and all times you are not actively playing on the court or turf. 
Thank you,


The KSSC Team

January 3, 2022 COVID-19 Update: 
 

Hello KSSC Community,


Another new year, and new restrictions!  Let’s hope this is the last time we ring in the New Year this way!
 

Today the Ontario Provincial Government issued restrictions closing all sports facilities across Ontario until at least Wednesday, January 26th, 2022.  These restrictions mean that we have to make adjustments to our upcoming Winter 2022 programming:

  • We have temporarily removed the registration deadline until we are able to confirm exact league start and end dates. Once we know when we can begin, a new registration deadline will be announced.
  • Registration online continues to remain open. We have limited team/individual spots available this season and leagues will they be marked ‘Sold-Out’ as specific nights and skill levels fill up.  Some leagues may have wait-list options, however we are not confident that more space will open up allowing us to draw from these wait-lists.
  • We will start the season as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Depending on when leagues can begin, it is likely that leagues will run into May 2022.

Already Registered?  Please note that SSC offers you confidence. If the program is delayed or disrupted due to COVID-19 government restrictions, we will follow these steps to get you playing when it is safe to do so: 

  • Shifting the start and end date of the season.
  • Shortening the season length and playing missed games on alternative nights or locations (teams receive the same number of games guaranteed upon registration).
  • Providing a pro-rated credit (there are no refunds) for games that cannot be rescheduled (when alternative playing options are not provided by SSC).

Just like you, we are excited to get back to playing the sports we love!  We remain optimistic that we will be returning to sport at the end of this 21-day period, and we will be ready to go as soon as the restrictions are lifted!  Over the next three weeks, the Sport & Social Club will be monitoring Provincial Restrictions and keeping members up-to-date via our website and email communication to registered players.  Due to the high volume of inquiries and facility updates we are tracking, we ask that players refrain from reaching out for updates during this time.  When decisions have been made on programming, you will be the first to know.


Thank you everyone for your continued encouragement and support through these evolving times.  We are determined, optimistic and ready for a safe return to Winter sports!
 

Take care and stay well,
- The KSSC Staff Team