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Paving the way for return

May 29, 2020

Curl BC has made the creation of Return to Curling Guidelines a top priority.

Club managers, board members and curling club volunteers have done an excellent job of letting us know what their concerns and priorities are and we are taking those into account as we start to build the Guidelines. Our partners at viaSport continue to release updated information on what a Return to Play will look like in BC so that is something that we must monitor.

Some of the topics we will be looking to address in the Return to Curling Guidelines include:

  • Communication to members
  • Facility and access
  • Signage
  • Bar and Food Service
  • Finances
  • Membership and leagues
  • Game formats
  • Insurance and Waivers
  • Rentals
  • Volunteers
  • Media
  • Junior Programs
  • Marketing
  • Sponsors
  • Plus any others raised over the next couple of weeks

In the meantime, there are two items that clubs can do now that may help prepare for next season: the first is a survey and the second is a risk registry.

For some clubs, the decision on how and when to reopen might hinge on what your members are thinking. With that in mind we have created a sample survey. Clubs can use the survey questions to design their own survey using a tool like Google Forms or Survey Monkey or they can simply send out our survey and we will share the results and reports from their members with the club’s manager/directors/board members.

Another tool we are providing is a risk registry template. Having a risk registry will help your club plan for the future. Today’s big challenge is COVID-19 but there could be other risks to your curling club. Our template is designed to make it easy for you to see, at a glance, what challenges are ahead and what action is needed to mitigate risk.

The next update will be following the Curl BC AGM on June 13. We welcome questions, comments or concerns. Please email rconnopprice@curlbc.cakdennis@curlbc.ca or msim@curlbc.ca.