In Dr. Henry's most recent press conference — Friday November 20th, 2020 15:00h PST — she and her team released the latest Provincial mandates with respect to provisions and procedures to be immediately adopted by fitness facilities as best practices to help improve efforts to reduce the risk for the exponential spread and transmission of this deadly virus through these same facilities.
While Dr. Henry did note that, group training facilities, specifically those that focused on:
- Hot Yoga
- Spin &
- High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
...in a group setting with loud music were to immediately cease operation until such time in the future that better safe guards could be determined, tested and subsequently implemented in an effort to help limit, reduce or eliminate altogether the risk for further spread and transmission of COVID-19 — she did also acknowledge the role, importance and necessity of physical activity — both personal exercise practice or recreational sport — not just for their inherent physical benefits but, also for the much needed psychological benefits during these trying times as well — provided, of course, that they are done in a safe manner that adheres to the evolving guidelines provided by the Province.
Dr. Henry also went on to explain that we — specifically those residents of the Fraser and Coastal Health Regions — must further restrict our social bubbles to that of our households and to those individuals with whom we have already had prior contact and may include within the constraints of what is to be considered our household bubble prior to this most recent update to the protocols and procedures to be adopted and adhered to moving forward over the course of the next several weeks and beyond.
Sailor Jacks, being a community that continues to pride itself on the philosophy of quality over sheer quantity in respect to the growth of the base of our finite membership, continues to adhere to and hold our high standards for admission and acceptance into our gym and clinic respectively. COVID-19 has done nothing to impact this design. And, as a direct result of holding these standards, we have been fortunate to be capable of continually pivoting and providing an uninterrupted service experience to our membership base at every turn over the course of the past year now.
We — the team of: administrators, Coaches and Clinicians — at Sailor Jacks have been in operation throughout the pandemic, safely conducting live, in-person, training and online virtual training while adhering to policies put forth by our local Environmental Health Officer for the City of Surrey: Ying Tan, the Minister of Health for the province of British Columbia, the aforementioned: Dr. Bonnie Henry and the Minister of Health for Canada: Theresa Tam.
We continue to remain vigilant of evolving best practices for both: our gym and our clinic as new information becomes available. The following links are the current standards of practice to which we adhere and currently employ:
- British Columbia Centre for Disease Control [BCCDC]: CLICK HERE
- College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist of British Columbia [CTCMA]: CLICK HERE
- Work Safe BC: CLICK HERE
- Our COVID-19 Safety Plan: CLICK HERE
To contact us for more information: CLICK HERE