COVID-19 Information for the CARO Trial

Stay At Home, as required by Health Canada and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and help us limit the spread of COVID-19 if*:

  • You are experiencing any of the following symptoms we ask that you stay home:
    • fever
    • cough
    • headaches
    • aches & pains
    • sore throat
    • chills
    • running nose
    • lose of sense of taste or smell
    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

If you cannot make it to the trial because you are ill, contact the Trial Secretary to notify them of your absence and monitor your symptoms and contact the 811 Healthline if you deem necessary.  More info on COVID-19 can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website.

  • You have traveled outside Canada in the past 14 days.
  • You provide care for or have close contact with a person with COVID-19 (probable or confirmed) while they were ill and you did not use the appropriate PPE, in the past 14 days.
  • You must wait 48 hours after receiving a negative COVID-19 result, before attending our event, or leaving stay at home (as per SHA).

*These requirements are subject to change.

 

We are excited to welcome you into our facility.   To ensure the safety of all those entered in the trial, our members and volunteers, we have come up with a plan to provide a safe and supportive environment.  We ask that you carefully read the following and to contact their instructor if they have any questions:

  • You are asked to maintain a 6 ft distance, set out by the province, from all those outside your personal home ‘bubble’ at all times.  
  • You will be assigned a benching area, upon your arrival.  The chair placement may NOT BE MOVED. 
  • All chairs, in benching areas, will be sanitized before your use, for your protection. You may bring your own chair in, if you prefer.
  • Permanent weekend benching is not allowed, except for those entered in multiple courses, both morning and afternoon, both days.
  • All those entering the building must use the hand sanitizer when entering the building, and before touching any surface in the building, outside your own belongings.
  • You will be asked to follow specific procedures for entering and exiting the building, as well as entering and exiting the ring.  This will be detailed in the General briefing and the email you receive the week of the trial. 
  • Please be cognisant of the surfaces you touch and keep touching to minimum.
  • You MUST wear a mask at all times, except in the ring.  You may do your run without a mask on, removing it once you enter the ring and are more than 6 feet away from others.
  • Please bring their own water and dish for your dog.
  • No Spectators. Only those handlers entered in that class, entered the entire weekend in multiple courses morning and afternoon, for both days, and volunteers are allowed in the building.
  • The lounge is closed to spectators and will have limited access to all others, except KAOS members and trial volunteers.

In addition to our regular cleaning and sanitizing, we will also be doing the following to prevent cross-contamination:

  • Limited entry, per class, to allow for social distancing.
  • Assigned benching areas
  • No Canteen.  Please bring all beverages and food you will need with you.
  • All surfaces will be disinfected regularly.
  • Doors will be propped open between classes, if possible, and the weather permits.
  • Please wash your hands frequently.
  • Volunteers, KAOS members and other competitors, not in your personal bubble should avoid interacting physically with your dogs whenever possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these times together!  Your safety, along with the safety of your fellow competitors, judges, members, volunteers and their families, is of the utmost importance to us!

 

REMINDER:

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms we ask that you do not attend any classes:

  • fever
  • cough
  • headaches
  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • chills
  • running nose
  • lose of sense of taste or smell
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

If you cannot make it to the trial because you are ill, notify the Trial Secretary of your absence and monitor your symptoms and contact the 811 Healthline if you deem necessary.  More info on COVID-19 can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website.