Reminders from the EECC, News (Aylmer Minor Hockey Association)

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Nov 22, 2021 | Mark Holmes | 488 views
Reminders from the EECC
The EECC sent out a reminder today about guidelines that patrons are expected to follow while utilizing the EECC. This is a good time, as we enter colder times when people tend to congregate more indoors, and with elevated COVID 19 infections in our area, to remind people of some friendly guidelines.

If you watch the professional sporting leagues, they are full of bad habits. We often see players spitting, squirting water on their faces and washing their mouths out. So it is no wonder young players who see this behaviour start to emulate the behaviour. However... we are still in a pandemic, as you are all aware.

The EECC is reminding that there is a zero tolerance for spitting or washing out your mouths. Players should not be sharing water bottles. If your kid forgets one, visit JATA and perhaps they may have one, or run home, but otherwise, they are out of luck. 

Additionally, please carry tissues on you. Refrain, if at all possible from sneezing or coughing, especially on the player bench and in dressing room areas. We all know the odd good sneeze sneaks up on us at times, but that's what masks are for. Keep them on when you sneeze or cough, and switch them out when you need to. If you are at all feeling ill, stay home.

If your child is sick, please error on the side of caution. Complete your screen for your team and please don't rely on your coaches to track you down. They have enough on their plate.

Lastly, and I have noticed this happening a lot lately, the EECC has an entrance and an exit. They are the exact same as they were last year. Please use the entrance and exits appropriately, as they are clearly marked and help ease traffic at the front door.

Nobody should be holding exit doors or any doors at the back of the complex for anyone. Everyone enters through the front door of the complex.

Please represent your association well at other centres if you are travelling. The AMHA has had emails from other centres respectfully asking if they should be allowing our teams to travel to their area, or if they should allow their teams to travel here. These are the consequences of living in an area of the province which has received negative publicity, where vaccination rates are lower, and infection rates are higher. All we can do, is assure them, that our families are committed to following the rules when they participate in house and at other arenas. 

The AMHA appreciates all the hard work from parents, players, grandparents, coaches, referees, time keepers and arena staff. To get through this pandemic, and continue to have recreational opportunities for our kids, we all have to work together. Please continue to do your part.

Thanks on behalf of the AMHA

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