Safety is a Top Priority at AGF
Provided below are COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines and supporting documents for Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) member clubs. These have been developed in accordance with Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services guidelines and public health orders. They include requirements that clubs must implement as part of their reopening strategy to ensure the safe, responsible, and low-risk delivery of operations, training, and programs.
DISCLAIMER: The guidelines provided below can change at any time due to the ongoing and rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19. Changes may include cautious advancement or reversions based on advice from the Alberta Government, Alberta Health Services and/or Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer. We ask that clubs check back frequently and keep an eye out for email notifications from AGF. Clubs found to be in violation of public health orders are not only subject to fines imposed by law enforcement but will also be placed under administrative suspension by AGF.
If there is any information you are unsure about or need assistance with, please reach out. We are here to help. We are also in regular contact with the Government of Alberta and can try to obtain clarification on your club’s behalf if needed.
View AGF staff contact info and hours of availability.
IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
The following government websites should be reviewed prior to re-opening and revisited on a regular basis:
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The following AGF guidelines must be followed by AGF member clubs in order to resume operations during Phase 2 of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy.
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RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION
The following is a compilation of resources:
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PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR CLUB
MENTAL HEALTH: SELF CARE
AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS
Government of Alberta
- Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant
- Program extended with the new Stop the Spike provincewide restrictions announced on May 5
- Provides subsidy of 15% of pre-COVID monthly revenue up to $10,000 to businesses that had a decline in revenue and had their operations restricted by a public health order
- Applications are accepted until May 31, 2021
Government of Canada
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – for employers that have experienced a decline in revenue due to COVID-19
- Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) – interest-free loans for small businesses and not-for-profits that have experienced a decline in revenue due to COVID-19
- Grants up to $60,000 per business
- Businesses apply through their financial institutions
- Partially forgivable if repaid by Dec 31, 2022
- Applications are accepted until June 30,2021
- Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) – rent and mortgage relief available to tenants and property owners that have experienced a decline in revenue
- 2021 Federal Budgeted extended the subside to September 25, 2021
- Covers up to 65% of payments depending on change in revenue compared to previous periods, plus additional support if the business' operations were restricted by a public health order
- Clubs affected by the Stop the Spike restrictions announced on May 5 will likely qualify for Top-Up support in Period 9
- Business Credit Availability Program – loan support available through financial institutions and backed by the Government of Canada
Above are the most widely available subsidies for businesses at this time. However, since each business is a little different, please visit Managing Your Business During COVID-19 for additional resources. This Government of Canada website will provide potentially more options for individual business needs and makeups.
Need a Hardship Letter? AGF is here to help. If your club requires additional support, such as a letter to your landlord requesting a rent decrease or exemption, please email email@example.com with your request and a letter will be crafted for you.
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