Changes in CORE COVID-19 rules

Effective Sept 2021

Based on the results of CORE’s recent member survey, there was a range of opinions on how to conduct in-door events and carpooling. Please respect other participants’ choices in handling these situations. If we all follow the guidelines below, we hope to stay safe and flexible.

Guidelines for Participants:

  1. Please do not sign up if:
    • You have COVID or are experiencing symptoms or have been close to someone who has.
    • You have travelled outside of Canada in the last two weeks or have been in contact with someone who has.
    • You are awaiting the results of a COVID test.
    • Do NOT sign up or attend an event if you are sick, even with a cold or the common flu.
  2. If you have signed up and are no longer comfortable attending, please inform the event coordinator, in a timely manner.
  3. Please keep groups small and respect other members’ comfort level with physical distancing and mask wearing where appropriate.
  4. Please do not share equipment, food or other materials during events, unless absolutely necessary.
  5. If allowed under current Provincial guidelines, any club socialization will be physically distanced and, preferably outside.
  6. Events may be cancelled or changed on short notice.

Carpooling

  1. Trip coordinators will not arrange carpooling. You may carpool if you and the other participants are entirely comfortable in doing so. However, we do not want anyone to feel pressure to: a) join a carpool; or b) take on carpool passengers if they are not entirely comfortable. Please make that clear to all participants on the event. In many cases, people will elect to self-drive or meet at the trailhead.
  2. Please assess your comfort level with carpooling and PARTICATE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  3. Participants must use their own discretion in ensuring their safety during carpooling.
  4. In some circumstances, participants may choose to meet centrally and convoy to the trailhead.

Guidelines for Trip Organizers

  1. A meeting place can be suggested, and coordinators may provide a list of those participating in the event.
  2. Please assess your comfort level in posting events and trips. If you have posted an event and can no longer coordinate the event, or are no longer comfortable in doing so, please attempt to find a replacement coordinator, or contact the Executive Trip Coordinator, by sending an email to mailbox@corehike.org.
  3. Trip organizers will refuse participation to anyone who appears ill or does not follow the guidelines above.
  4. Please familiarize yourself with and follow any protocols/guidelines (COVID or non-COVID) required by facilities, provinces or areas where the event occurs.
  5. Until further notice, trip organizers must collect contact phone numbers and emergency contact information from each participant, prior to the event, and bring that information to the event (in the form of a Trip Report).

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