COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN

COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN

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Effective Monday 31 August, the Buell Fitness & Aquatic Centre will extend the morning individual workout times to include sessions at 06:00-07:30 and 07:30-09:00.  This will affect ONLY the following areas:
  • Weight Room
  • Cardio Room
  • Workout Areas (squash courts)
 Units will be able to book the Weight Room during these times for a 1 hr 15 min PT session, for a maximum of 2 sessions per week


You must wear a non-medical mask while moving through the facility.  You may remove the mask once you are in your workout area.

In accordance with the Ontario Government phase 3 guidelines and with the approval of the Commanding Officer, CFB Borden, the Buell Fitness and Aquatic Centre will be reopening on 4 August 2020.  There are several changes to our facility layout and our admission practices.  Please take a moment to review the details below before scheduling your next visit to the Buell Fitness and Aquatic Centre.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
What options are available if I don’t wish to come into the facility?  The fitness staff has been busy on social media offering livestreams, fitness information, full workouts and Health Promotion workshops.  Click here for Virtual Programs links.
 
Who can access the facility?  At this time priority is for FORCE Generation and CAF members.
 
How do I access the facility?  In order to comply with provincial guidelines and in consultation with PMed and BGSO, occupancy limits have been imposed and a Reservation System has been adopted.  No drops in’s will be allowed.  Please visit the “Make a Reservation” link below for more details. Note the workouts are for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Facility is closed for 15 minutes of cleaning between reservations.
 
What are the facility hours?  Our facility hours may fluctuate in the weeks following re-opening.  Please visit the CAF Connection website or Facebook pages – PSP Borden Health & Fitness or PSP Borden on a regular basis to get updates.
 
What equipment is available?  Several areas of the Buell Fitness and Aquatic Centre will remain closed and will open at a later date.  Those areas that are open will have substantial changes in layout.  Please follow the “Facilities Available” link below to get up to date information on what areas are available for use and what equipment is in each area.
 
How should I prepare for my visit?  Bring your mask, water bottle and Military ID.  Come prepared to exercise. Change room and shower facilities are limited.
 
What can I expect upon arrival?  All users are required to wait outside the main entrance upon arrival.  Arrive before your reservation time.  Please follow the signage and physical distancing marks while waiting to get inside.  A staff member will come outside and provide a briefing prior to everyone entering.  You must attend the briefing and have your Military ID or access will not be granted.  After the briefing, you will enter the building and “check in” at the front desk with your Military ID.  You will be given a bottle of disinfectant and directed to your reserved workout location. You must wear a non-medical mask while moving through the facility.  You may remove the mask once you are in your workout area.
 
What are the expectations while I am in the facility?  Physical distancing is expected of all patrons.  Regardless of “family”, “cohort” or “bubble” all patrons are expected to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres.  Signage has been placed around the facility to remind patrons of the importance of physical distancing.  Directional markings have been placed on the floor to facilitate flow and physical distancing.  Our staff will be supervising the various areas and reminding patrons of the importance of physical distancing. 
 
Where possible, we have left the interior doors open.  Please do not close them.  Please do not use any area or equipment that is marked closed; do not remove or climb over any barricades.  Masks are needed anywhere that physical distancing is not possible.  You must stay in your reserved area.  Do not change areas or move equipment.  Patrons failing to respect the COVID guidelines will be asked to leave the facility.
 
What kind of cleaning protocols does the fitness centre have in place?  All users are required to wipe down all equipment and machines with wipes as per Pre-COVID.  Users will then use the disinfectant spray on the equipment and machines.  This is not to be wiped off. This 2-step cleaning and disinfecting routine will be enhanced by staff after your workout.  The facility is closed for 15 minutes between workouts to allow staff to also clean and disinfect the equipment and all areas that were accessed by users.
 
What do I do if I feel unwell?  Do not come to the Fitness Centre if you are unwell.  If you become ill while here, notify a staff member immediately. If you become ill after your workout contact Chuck Wilson, F&S Mgr at 705-424-1200 x 2520 or by email: chuck.wilson@forces.gc.ca
 
What do I do if I have questions?  Any questions or requests for additional information should be directed to BuellGymBookings@gmail.com or call 705-424-1200 local 3331.