Arrival and Exit Protocols (New Hamburg Hockey Association)

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COVID-19 Player Arrival and Exit at Arena

Please watch the instructional videos provided by the Wilmot Recreation Complex. These videos contain important information for NHHA participants using the Schout or Optimist ice pads during the Red - Control phase.

Schout Pad:
Optimist Pad:

As of Saturday, Oct 31st the WRC has engaged a private security firm to help communicate and enforce all rules. All issues will be reported back to the NHHA. Repeat offenders will be banned from the arena or their child removed from playing.

         ****** UPDATE NOV 27th 2020 ******

In addition to the Provincial language in blue below, the Region of Waterloo group has further defined the coaching /trainer allowance to include only those coaches/trainers already registered with the team/individuals on the ice. Substitute trainers are fine if someone is away or ill – please ensure our staff have this information in advance if they are doing the screening.


A few other important notes from the Township:

  • The Schout rink will continue to enter at Door 25 and the coach will be screened by staff.
  • Per the regulation information below, one parent/guardian per participant can enter the rink to tie skates and watch their child but our no re-entry rule will again be in place.
  • If parents choose NOT to come in but still need to help tie skates we will keep a few chairs outside each rink for that purpose.
  • Once inside parents must remain in the rink to avoid co-mingling. The lobby will remain closed except as a through-way to the Optimist arena.
    • An X will be placed long the boards in front of each of the 10 spaces allocated for kids to put on their skates and keep their belongings.
    • Parents entering with a child must remain within the area designated for their child including the X in front of that space along the boards.
    • Parents will have access to the designated dressing room washroom only.
  • If a parent requires accessible seating please speak to an arena operator.
  • The Optimist rink participants will continue to enter through the main arena doors and follow the new carpeting through the lobby to the rink entrance. The same rules apply for parents/guardians regarding spectating – the lobby is closed and parents must stay in their child’s chair area or on the X in front of their area.
  • Please remind all your coaches that they are now required to be screened on our tablets by our screener upon entry.


Provincial update November 26, 2020:


The facility (each rink) is permitted 10 participants (players) max. Coaches, trainers, employees and parents are not counted towards that max capacity count. However, only one parent/ guardian is permitted per child. That one parent/ guardian can accompany a child and essentially that means the parent / guardian can be a spectator. No limit on the number of coaches/ trainers other than for distancing requirements.


Our definition of a “facility” and rules around that have not changed. All rules about separate entrances and washrooms, no co-mingling and structural requirements still apply. The only difference is that we now have clarification from the province that the coaches/ trainers are not included in the capacity count. This takes effect immediately.


Provincial Response


In the Red Zone:

  • The total number of members of the public permitted to in all classes, organized programs or organized activities at any one time indoors in a facility must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from other persons at the facility, and in any event cannot exceed 10 people.
    • The limit of 10 people applies to members of the public participating in classes, organized programs or organized activities, not the employees, coaches, officials, trainers, spectators or accompanying parents/guardians.
  • There are not specific limits on the number of employees, coaches, officials and trainers; however, it cannot exceed the number of people who are able to maintain a physical distance of two metres and all people must maintain a physical distance of two metres from anyone else.
  • No spectators are permitted to be in the facility. However, a person under the age of 18 years who is engaged in activities in the facility may be accompanied by one parent or guardian. The parent or guardian accompanying a person under the age of 18 years is not considered a participant in the class, organized program or organized activities and is not included in the 10 person limit above.

Note that additional restrictions for sports and recreation in O. Reg 263/20 (Rules for Areas in Stage 2) also apply.

If you or your player answered YES to ANY of the questions on the screening questionnaire, DO NOT COME TO THE ARENA. Contact your Head Coach for further direction.

Teams are not to congregate in the parking lot before, during, or after in social groups or to do any pre-game warm-ups or dryland training.

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