Updated Covid-19 Protocols for the 2021- 2022 Season
As Covid19 continues to change and evolve, AHS has been updating its protocols and restrictions to meet the new challenges. The below link covers changes to the protocols/restrictions as well as the isolation requirements.
AASA requires all members to follow the AHS Covid19 current protocols, along with the Covid19 protocols that both your local ski resort as well, any ski resorts that you plan to visit this season have in place. Ski resorts may have enhanced protocols that go beyond what AHS has put in place, and this need be followed.
AASA strongly recommends that everyone who is eligible, to get their double dose of the vaccination. It is very important that all coaches, officials, and volunteers are vaccinated not only to protect the community but also to ensure their jobs can be done.
Covid19 Protocols for Alberta Alpine sanctioned races.
For all U14, U16, FIS and Masters Alberta Alpine sanctioned races, all participants (coaches, officials, athletes, volunteers, and spectators inside the fence) must be fully vaccinated or show proof in written or printed copy that indicates the individual has tested negative for Covid19 on a Health Canada approved rapid PCR or lab-based PCR test approved by Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction to attend the event. Participants must have received at least 2 doses of a Government of Canada -accepted Covid19 vaccine or mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. The second dose of vaccine must have been given 14 full days prior to the event/race.
Each ROC will manage this program and AASA strongly suggests that each ROC has a Covid19 Officer assigned to the race. There is no need to hold any personal information of any of the participants. The Alberta Government Covid19 scan app will verify if the participant is fully vaccinated.
For U12 and younger Alberta Alpine sanctioned races. All coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators must be fully vaccinated or proof in written or printed copy that indicates the individual has tested negative for Covid19 on a Health Canada approved rapid PCR or lab-based PCR test approved by Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction to attend the event.
All U12 and younger athletes will follow all AHS protocols at all race events inside the fence, this would include but only be social distancing, masks, and cohorts. Outside the fence U12 and younger athletes must follow the ski resort protocols.
Accepted Covid19 Vaccines in Canada.
• Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
• Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)
• AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
• Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
The Covid19 pandemic has shown us all that it is always changing, and protocols will need to change with it.
We all want to have a safe and successful race season this year. Thank you to everyone who is making this season look like it will be a great one.
If you have any questions, please give me a call.
President of Alberta Alpine Ski Association