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Covid-19 Closures and Adaptations for Service Delivery Location: Comox

19 Wing COVID-19 Updates 

 Last Updated: 23 November 2020

*NEW* Please see the COVID-19 Facilities Walkthrough page for videos outlining each facilities safety protocols. For the safety of our staff and other members, please review the videos before entering a facility. 
 


Fitness and Community Centre

The Fitness and Community Centre is OPEN to all Regular and Reserve military members and Authorized Users starting 4 August 2020 by reservation. 

New Update: The safety of our patrons and staff is our priority. Please be aware that face masks will be required in all common and public spaces in the facility. This includes entering/exiting the building, hallways and change rooms. Masks can be removed when patrons are at their exercise stations. 

Please review and read the Fitness & Community Centre Safety Plan before entering the facility and for details on facility access and the reservation process. 
 

Please review and read the Pool Safety Plan for details on pool access and aquatic programs. 

Please see the Gym-Slot-Times-and-Rec-Classes or Pool-and-Gymnasium-Schedule for available times to reserve.

Reservation Process:
Members must call the PSP Customer Service Desk to reserve your gym time slot. Registration will open 0900hrs Monday, for Active Military Members and Wednesday for all other authorized users, one week prior and will close one hour prior to the timeslot.
(250) 339-8211 Local 8315
You will need to provide your full name and contact phone number at time of reservation.
*Military Members will be given priority for reserving workout times.

Weight/Cardio Room access will be by reservation only.  Drop In’s will not be permitted
Please only sign up for spots you know you can attend. If you need to cancel your spot please call and notify the Customer Service Desk as soon as possible.  Multiple “no shows” may result in loss of privileges.

Take a virtual tour of the Fitness and Community Centre for an overview of the health and safety procedures in place and what you can expect upon returning to the facility. Click Here for the 22 June 2020 Tour, and here for the 11 August 2020 Tour. 

Force Testing is expanded to include the following priority conditions:
a. ongoing domestic and international operation (deployment);
b. recruiting (to include component-transfer and sub-component transfer for employment purposes);
c. individual basic training (such as for BMQ, BMOQ, DP and BTL);
d. environmental basic training;
e. mission-essential individual and collective training; and
f. as approved by PSP Director Fitness, Sport, Health Promotion and Solider On.
Please contact Natasha Neave at Natasha.Neave@forces.gc.ca for Force Test information and booking.

STATUS
Gym/Cardio/Weight Room: Open to the military and authorized users by appointment only
Sports Stores: 29 June 2020 military member appointments only
Pool: Open to the military and authorized users by appointment only
 


MFRC

The MFRC office is open Monday to Friday 0800-1600hrs.
Check the MFRC social media for up-to-date information.
 
MFRC Daycare office and rooms remain open with COVID-19 procedures in place. Please contact the daycare directly for more information.
 
STATUS
MFRC Office: Open Monday-Friday: 0800-1600 hrs
MFRC Daycare: Open, with restrictions
MFRC Client Services: Open Monday-Friday: 0800-1600 hrs (info@comoxmfrc.ca)
MFRC Social Workers: working remotely  and in office (Lynnette.crellin@comoxmfrc.ca or flo@comoxmfrc.ca)
MFRC Emergency Childcare Coordinator: In Office,  emergencychildcare@comoxmfrc.ca
MFRC Deployment Coordinator: In Office, deployment@comocmfrc.ca

Click here for the full contact list of MFRC Staff

MFRC Facebook Page
 


Health Promotion

Updated: 24 November 2020

Due to Wing direction, 19 Wing Health Promotion in-person courses have been postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please stay tuned for virtual training options, including shortened education sessions. Tune into Health Promotion on YouTube for tips and tricks including relaxation exercises and stress reduction techniques.  

The following in-person Courses has been affected and are CANCELLED:
Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling & Gaming Awareness for Supervisors - 26 & 27 November 2020 - CANCELLED
Stress: Take Charge! - 30 Nov, 2 & 7 December 2020 - CANCELLED
Respect in the CAF - WO-Officers - 03 December 2020 - CANCELLED
Mental Fitness & Suicide Awareness for Supervisors - 08 & 09 December 2020 - CANCELLED

We are also continuing to offer support remotely; if you’re looking to continue keeping your members informed with wellness information including managing stress during a pandemic, tips for better sleep, nutrition at home and more, contact Alicia Perry, Manager, Health Promotion at perry.alicia@cfmws.com.

Virtual pre-recorded and live workshops are available to anyone and cover a range of topics from nutrition, sleep, injury reduction, to mental health and addiction. Check out the schedule here.
 
STATUS
Health Promotion: Working virtually only
 


Totem Times Newspaper

Totem Times Newspaper is available online and in print. To create safe distribution, please be aware that print copies are single use only and should be disposed of immediately after use to ensure touchpoints aren’t being created across the Wing.
Newspaper Editor is also working with Wing Public Affairs to assist with wing-wide communications through the Totem Times Facebook Page.
 
See Current Issue here.                       
 
STATUS
Totem Times Newspaper: working remotely
 


Golf Course

Glacier Greens Golf Course is open to all current members as well as members of the public that fall into our Regular and Ordinary membership categories. Golf club members are permitted to bring up to 3 guests. Click here for more golf course specific details.
 
STATUS
Golf Course: Open
Pro Shop: Open
Range: Members and guests only
Social Centre: CLOSED
 


Campground

Tee Pee Park Campground update effective 25 November 2020

Due to the increased cases of COVID-19, Tee Pee Park Campground and Cabins will not be accepting any reservations from out of the province of BC until further notice.
  • We are accepting Reservations from our Regular and Ordinary Members only, at this time within BC. 
  • No General Public Bookings (Associate Members) at this time.
  • Playgrounds are open for the kids, but remember that 2-metre physical distancing is still in place.  Please wash hands before and after use.  If your child is feeling sick with a fever, runny nose, nausea, or cough, please keep them home.
  • Guests are allowed to a camper’s site with a maximum of 2-6 persons total.
  • Physical distancing of 2-metres is still in affect and will be strictly enforced.
  • If Guests are staying overnight at a camper’s site, they must be registered with the Administration Office and pay the appropriate fee.  Only Regular and Ordinary Category Members are allowed.
  • All Camp Fires on Airforce Beach are BANNED until further notice.
  • The Pavilion and Picnic Shelter remain CLOSED until further notice.
The Campground Office is open for business through a take-out style window with plexiglass protection and hand sanitizer available.  All payments can be made at the office if you are comfortable, and we also accept payment over the phone.
  • Canteen goodies and supplies are for sale now, however no cash is being accepted.  Debit and Credit cards only.
  • Daily increased cleaning of all washroom facilities remains in effect.
  • Staff is being instructed to avoid contact with any campers and customers.
Things we are asking you to do for Tee Pee Park:
  • As per direction from Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as 19 Wing Commander, all Campground users are expected to self-isolate for 14 days upon return from travel outside of Canada.  Self-isolation must occur at the person’s residence, NOT at the Campground.
  • Practice 2-metre physical distancing while on the property, including near the office and washroom facilities.
  • Please refrain from close contact with Campground Staff as they have been instructed to keep their distance from campers and guests of the park.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding of the above protocols.  We continue to monitor and re-assess our operation based on Province of BC direction, and will advise the Campers and Cabin Guests of any changes to Tee Pee Park operations as decisions are made.  We are happy to continue to provide one of the best Campgrounds in the Valley.

STATUS
Campground: Open
Pavilion: CLOSED
Picnic Shelter: CLOSED
Playground: Open
 


Glacier Gardens Arena
 

The 19 Wing Arena opened on 8 September 2020. Please read User Safety Plan for information on facility protocols before entering.

New Update: The safety of our patrons and staff is our priority. Please be aware that face masks will be required in all common and public spaces in the facility. This includes entering/exiting the building, hallways and change rooms. 


Arena: Open  with restrictions: authorized users only
Skate Rentals: CLOSED
 


Messes

Messes will remain closed until further notice. Events are being held virtually; please contact your unit rep for more information. 
 
STATUS
Officers Mess: CLOSED
WO-Sgts Mess: CLOSED
Jr Ranks Mess: CLOSED
 


Clubs

Base clubs members are required to watch re-opening safety videos before entering any club spaces. Not all clubs are currently running, please contact your club executive for more information. 

19 Wing Yacht Club
See more information on the 19 Wing Yacht Club Page.
Yacht Club Re-Opening Video
Contact 19 Wing Yacht Club: membership@19wcyc.com 
Contact 19 Wing Kayak Club: kayak@19wcyc.com
*Please contact your club executive for COVID-19 reopening procedures.

Pacific Divers Scuba Club
Scuba Club Re-Opening Video 
Contact: 19wpdsc@gmail.com 
*Please contact your club executive for COVID-19 reopening procedures.

Wood Hobby Club
Wood Hobby Club Re-Opening Video
Contact: Caroline.Taylor@forces.gc.ca
*Please contact your club executive for COVID-19 reopening procedures

Auto Hobby Club
Auto Hobby Club Re-Opening Video
Contact: Vitalie.Juncu@forces.gc.ca
*Please contact your club executive for COVID-19 reopening procedures.

Karate Club
*Please contact your club executive for information on reopening.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club
*Please contact your club executive for information on reopening.
 


COVID -19 Resources

COVID-19 Government Links

Reminder When Using Outdoor Facilities & Parks:

Individuals are encouraged to follow social distancing and hygiene recommendations in place to reduce the spread of illness including:
  • Minimize close contact with others and avoiding non-essential gatherings;
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • Refrain from using parks or trails if you or family members are exhibiting symptoms.

FORCE Evaluation
Carefully read the new conditions of FORCE Evaluation delivery in response to COVID-19.

Member Customer Service Centre 
Telephone: 1-855-245-0330
Email: cf1fc@cfmws.com

Family Information Line
1-800-866-4546 

CANEX
You can visit CANEX Temporary Store Hours for store hours and closure updates.
Visit canex.ca for online purchases.

SISIP Financial
We are well prepared to continue to offer services remotely. Contact your local SISIP Financial Branch or the SISIP Financial Client Centre at 1-800-267-6681. 

BMO
COVID-19: BMO is here to help.