Alpine Programs COVID Update December 18, 2020

12/18/2020

December 18, 2020,

We have good news to report! We received an update from the Grey Bruce Health Unit that they have updated the Chairlift protocols for Alpine Programs.

The new chairlift mandate allows Alpine Program participants living in the same household bubble to ride the chairlift together as well as younger or less able participants. When not loading, unloading or riding the chairlift all Alpine Program participants must maintain 2 meters physical distancing.

In light of these updates, we will no longer require parental assistance for our younger participants during program times.

The following NEW guidelines are to be followed DURING PROGRAM TIMES ONLY:

 · Participants aged 3-6* require Instructor support on the chair while in Programs (this follows the Clubs standard operating procedure).

 · Up to three participants aged 5-12* may ride together with a Coach/Instructor while in Programs (this follows the Club's standard operating procedure).

 · Up to four participants aged 5-12* may ride together without a Coach/Instructor ONLY IF they have the ability to safely manage loading, unloading and the safety bar (this follows the Club's standard operating procedure).

 · Participants 13* years and older must ride alone ONLY IF they have the ability to safely manage loading, unloading and the safety bar.

 · Beginners and novices of any age may have Coach/Instructor support on the chair. Physical distancing must be observed as much as possible on the chair and during lessons.

 · When not loading, unloading or riding a Chairlift all Alpine Program participants must maintain 2 meter physical distancing.

*Age as of December 31, 2020

When NOT in a program, only persons residing in the same household may ride the chair together. No exceptions.

Until further notice, schedules for Christmas Camp and 10-week program will follow the amended program schedule with modified hours and staggered start/end times (click here to view). Any adjustments to Programing costs will be handled at a later date in the season.

Thank you for your continued trust and patience!

The Alpine Program Team