Playing in Orange Level - GLHA Memo, News (London Junior Mustangs)

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Playing in Orange Level - GLHA Memo
Submitted By Sionainn Pryce-Hynes on Monday, March 1, 2021
The GLHA and its member partners will be moving from the Red phase to the Orange phase on March 1st, 2021. Please note that there will be changes to ice schedules to accommodate the new rules and the number of players on the ice. Please check your local associations’ website for details.     

Each association will be allowed to scrimmage and/or play games against another cohort, if they are following the Order22 from the MLHU (see below).   The GLHA and its member partners have decided that House League will continue to play their own house league teams in their association, MD can play one other association and the Mustangs will be permitted to play White vs Purple.   

All parents must follow the guidelines below. Please ensure you are doing COVID screening before you go to the rink.    

The new Orange Level rules are the following:     

- Maximum of 25 people including coaches/instructors or trainers on an ice  
-25 players and coaches can be on an ice pad at once but need to be divided into 2 groups of 12 with a three-meter buffer between them (1.5 meters on each side of the centre ice line). The ice surface can be divided length wise if 1.5 meters buffer is in place between each side. 
- Full ice drills could be run if 12 players are on the ice and 12 players are on the bench. The 12 players on the benches need to be 2 meters apart. 
- If you are doing a full ice session with 12 skaters total, you are permitted to have 3 coaches on the ice for a total of 15 -All coaches must wear a mask while on the ice surface 
- For team sports with substitutions, a maximum of 12 are permitted on the roster. Individuals not actively participating (on the bench), 2 meters must be maintained between individuals 
-No body contact -Arena dressing rooms are open. 
-Games or scrimmages are permitted only within the local health unit. 50 people per league. 
- No contact 
- One parent/guardian is allowed for participants under the age of 18 to watch from the designated spectator viewing area, must maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from everyone else and are to enter at the time of the rental. Siblings are not permitted. 
- Mask must be worn at all times.
- Arena access is only permitted 15 minutes before each rental and groups must leave 15 minutes after each rental. 
- Everyone who enters the arena must be screened. Associations will look after those that fall under them and all parents/guardians or non-youth association rentals are required to complete the City of London health assessment which is attached. 
- No outside food or drink is permitted 
- Masks must be worn at all times within the arena. The only exception is participants when they are on the ice.
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