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COVID-19 Information
Please review the relevant content below for safety policies and service changes

Apr. 29th Alberta Government COVID Update

SmashCity & Gao Badminton Tao CLOSURE from Friday April 30th due to Government Mandate (published Apr. 29th)

"All indoor fitness activities are prohibited. This includes group physical activities, such as team sports, fitness classes and  training sessions one-on-one lessons and training activities practices, training and games." - Alberta.ca 

The closing period is 
1. At least two weeks, or 
2. When the Active Case Rate (per 100,000 people) drops below 350 (currently Calgary is at 524.5 *as of Apr. 29th's update) 
Whichever one is longer. 

All current activities and programs will be on pause until restrictions are lifted. All paid Lessons & Programs will be credited, and can be used for when these resume. For credit information, please contact Michiko by email at michiko@gao-badminton.com. Please note, there will be NO STAFF ON SITE during the CLOSURE

SmashCity/Gao Badminton Tao Management

(Please disregard any prior communications to rearrange and/or confirm private lessons. All lessons are cancelled from April 30th.)

 

General Safety Policies

To best protect your health and others health, all guests are required to follow these policies on the premises of SmashCity & Gao Badminton Tao. We would like to thank all of you in advance for your support during the pandemic period.

  • Please stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Every guest must apply hand sanitizer when entering & exiting the facility.

  • Please social distance at all times, including in parking lot.

  • All guests should stay at the designated area/court for the duration of training or play.

    • Please refrain from idling or socializing at the reception area and parking lot.

    • Please limit washroom usage.

  • Please bring your own water. Water fountains are open for refilling, but please do not drink directly from it.

  • Please change before arriving at SmashCity, and do not change in the washrooms.

  • Only trainees, league players, court rental players, coaches, and staff members should be inside the facility.

    • Parents are to drop-off & pick-up kids in the parking lot outside of SmashCity.

  • No Equipment Rentals. Please bring your own gears to play.

  • Please use contactless payment methods such as debit card or credit card.

  • Do not use, idle, or leave things in the public waiting area.

 

New Face Mask Bylaw

As of August 1st, the city-wide bylaw will be in effect. SmashCity and Gao Badminton Tao have prepared policies and precautions in order to follow these new regulations. These policies must be respected and followed for the safety and health of students, parents, players, and staff members. Failure to do so will result in fines, bans from the club, legal actions, and/or any other appropriate action.

Mask Rules

  • All athletes, parents, and staff members must wear masks when not engaging in physical activities.

  • Failure to comply will result in refusal of entry.

  • Staff members including coaches must wear masks, except for sparring.

Gao Badminton Tao  Training Modifications

  • Athletes and coaches must wash or sanitize hands before and after training.

  • Individual groups warm up, stretching, and dismissal.

  • Athletes have to use their own designated area for water break

Measurements Against Failure to Comply

  • Everyone must respect and follow any and all official notices. This includes instructions given by staff members.

  • Failure to comply will result in fines starting at $500, further disciplinary actions such as full compensation for damages caused including putting others and the club at risk.

  • Continued disregard and violation of COVID regulations will result in the following measures taken.

    • The offender(s) will be banned from the premises of the club.​

    • Legal actions taken against the individual(s).

 

Drop-In and Court Rental Policies

  • No drop-In accepted. 

 

League Policies

  • No Leagues accepted

 

Training Program Procedures and Policies

Training Programs Procedures

  • Only 2 trainees per court, at opposite sides of the net.

  • Warm-up, drills, footwork, and stretching will be carried out on the individual trainee’s own designated court/area.

  • Do not share equipment.

Trainees

  • Must change into athletic gear BEFORE arriving at SmashCity. Changeroom cannot be used

  • Equipment cannot be borrowed at reception. Please bring your own rackets, shoes, and
    anything else you need

  • Must maintain social distancing with other trainees and coaches at all times

  • Please help remind each other to keep safe distancing

Parents

  • Please Drop-Off and Pick-Up your kids in the parking lot

  • Please have athletes enter the facility ONLY when it’s within 10 minutes to their lesson time

  • Please arrive and pick-up your kids within 10 minutes to the lesson finish time

  • Please maintain social distancing with other parents and trainees at all times

  • We apologize for the inconvenience, and kindly ask for your understanding

  • If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the front desk, or
    Coach Grace or Jordan

  • Please help us reduce contact by registering through the phone or email, and make
    payment through E-Transfer to Coach Gao at gaoheming@hotmail.com

 

Additional Resources

Screening Checklist - to further decrease the risk of transmission, we encourage the returning guests complete this checklist prior to arriving at the centre.

Rapid Response Procedure

League Registration & Liability Waiver - please scroll down to the third page after opening the document.