COVID-19 Health Restrictions Effective 12:01 am Thursday, September 16, 2021
AGF Communication Regarding Updates September 15, 2021
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 and revisited on a regular basis:
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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
Government of Canada
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – for employers that have experienced a decline in revenue due to COVID-19
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and a letter will be crafted for you.
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