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

The Government Alberta "The Path Forward" Program.

In addition to Private Lessons, children's sport and performance activities will also be allowed with restrictions. 


"Children and youth will be allowed to participate in limited school and team sports activities." - 


1. All participants must be under the age of 18 (except coaches)

2. Maximum of 10 total individuals, including all coaches and participants

3. Physical distancing must be maintained between participants at all times

4. Participants must be masked at all times, except during the training activity 


Gao Badminton Tao is committed to comply fully with the government's mandate and to ensure the highest safety standard with all of our services.


1. For badminton training, there is a maximum of 2 players per court and they must stay across the net always. 

2. For semi-private and small group lessons. The coach will only be working with one student at a time. The lesson time will be divided equally between the number of students. The other(s) will be assigned drills, footwork, technique practice, etc. on a free court beside the lesson while the coach works with one student. For example, for a 1 hour semi-private, the coach will work with student A for 30min and then student B for the remainder of the lesson (30min also). 

3. Gao Badminton Tao Management is evaluating and creating safety guidelines for the group lessons. All current privates will remain unchanged until further notice. You can expect communications on group lesson details as soon as we can ensure safety protocols are in place. 


There are still lessons spots available for booking, please contact us at (403)569-0328 during open hours or email or message me to book. Note: due to the high volume of bookings we've received, please send us at least two preferred times in order for us to best help you. 


The safety of everyone continues to be our top priority in this ongoing pandemic. We are excited to see you back on the court on Monday! Please stay safe and well.


Gao Badminton Tao


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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.

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