CCCTS COVID-19 National Safety Plan
The goals of the CCCTS National Safety Plan are to protect our members and communities, to do our part in the collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, and to adhere to the Public Health Orders of the jurisdictions we cycle in. These guidelines are for the benefit of Chapter group rides and Chapters may provide supplementary conditions.
The plan is based on information from numerous sources (see resource page) and as of date shown below. The plan is subject to revisions as recommendations and restrictions change.
As of October 1 2021 the CCCTS Board of Directors requires all participants in CCCTS activities to be fully vaccinated for the COVID 19 virus and to receive their booster when eligible.
Members planning to engage in a group activity are expected to evaluate their health and state of mind prior to the start of the activity. Only ride if you are healthy, take extra care and pay attention to your surroundings.
- If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, or shortness of breath) or have been directly exposed within the past 5 days to someone who has tested positive you should NOT participate in a ride. If symptoms begin during an organized ride, you must leave immediately and contact your local public health office for recommendations.
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Be self-sufficient on the bike – leave prepared for nutrition, hydration and mechanicals. Bring your own hand sanitizer and mask
- Do not share equipment, food, drinks, water bottles, etc.
- Do not shake hands, hug, or high-five to celebrate.
Ride Leader Guidelines
- Ride meeting place must be large enough to allow for all cyclists to be 2 meters apart.
- If the group is larger than 10, consider staggering departure times (note: as of Jan 5 2022 Ontario is limiting personal outdoor gathering size to 10 or under.) Riders are encouraged to arrive as close to ride start time as possible to limit congregating.
- Plan coffee stops and lunch breaks in places that provide enough space to practice safe distancing.
- No end-of ride gatherings unless it is possible to maintain safe distancing.
Outbreak Action Plan for Hub and Spokes and Multi-Day Tours
The purpose of the Outbreak Action Plan is to limit the spread of infection if an individual becomes ill during a Hub& Spoke event or on a Tour.
- All participants in club activities must be active members of CCCTS with current and up-to-date contact information on file. Hub & Spoke and Tour leaders will carry this information with them for the duration of the event.
- Any individual experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, or shortness of breath) must inform their ride leader immediately and begin self-isolating.
- The Ride Leader will call a meeting of the group to inform them of the situation. The board president will also be notified.
- The individual experiencing symptoms will continue to self-isolate until arrangements can be made for him/her to return home.
- Other group members who may have come into direct or indirect contact with the sick individual will be asked to monitor themselves for symptoms and to report to the event leader immediately if they begin experiencing symptoms.
- The Ride Leader(s) will comply with all government health directives regarding contact tracing.
- The CCCTS board of directors, in consultation with provincial health authorities, will determine if it is safe to continue the Hub & Spoke or Tour.