Impact of COVID-19

All members are required to review the MLC Gym Facility Protocol Version 1 prior to play (also found at the bottom of this page).

MBC’s COVID-19 Rules effective immediately:

  • Members must provide their email and phone number for contact tracing purposes. 
  • If you have been at the club in the last two weeks and are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms you must notify an executive of the club immediately (verbally to Vinu or Raj or emailing us at mbadc3@hotmail.com).  We will in turn advise all MBC members and the Town of Milton.
  • Should more than 4 members test positive for COVID-19 in the same 14 day window, MBC will cease club operations for a two week period.
  • All members will have to sign in when they arrive and prior to playing on court and agree that neither they nor someone they have come in contact with in the last two weeks has been diagnosed or exhibited COVID-19 like symptoms.
  • Face masks are MANDATORY at all times when off the court/not playing.  You are required to supply your own mask.
  • Face masks are not required during game play.
  • While not playing, members are required to maintain a distance of no less than 6 feet apart between each other unless they live in the same household.
  • You will be required to apply antibacterial sanitizer before touching the game board to pick games and prior to playing a new game. The club will provide hand sanitizer; however, you are encouraged to provide your own.
  • Please do not come to the club if you are having any COVID-19-like symptoms.
  • You will be required to sign the COVID-19 Declaration every play night prior to play. This declaration is subject to change.
  • Shaking of hands after games will be replaced with a verbal acknowledgement or touching of the rackets.
  • We remain a doubles club.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests will not be permitted to join this season.
  • Other club rules remain in effect and can be found at https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/rules/

COVID-19 Declaration

If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions please DO NOT play badminton for the next 14 days.

1. Are you experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing?
2. Have you traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days?
3. Have you or someone you have been in close contact with tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
4. Have you been in close contact with someone who is being tested or has
exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days?

Milton Leisure Centre– Gym Facility Protocol Version 1

The Milton Leisure Centre (MLC) is owned and operated by the Town of Milton and accommodates a wide variety of programs/rentals as well as a staple in the Milton community that serves a diverse population, including youth sports groups and active older adults.

General Expectations
As per the Region of Halton by-law, all participants, coaches, and parents/guardians are required to wear face masks/coverings prior to entering the facility and continue wearing it at all times while in the building unless participating in physical activity. For more details on the
by-law including a list of exemptions, please visit http://www.halton.ca
Before attending the facility, each staff, coach, customer or athlete must minimally:
– Participants, coaches, and parents/guardians are to follow posted self-screening guidelines before entering and Town of Milton facility.
– Are you experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing?
– Have you traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days?
– Have you or someone you have been in close contact with tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
– Have you been in close contact with someone who is being tested or has
exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
– If you answer YES to any of the above questions, please do not enter the facility.

When in the facility, each user will:
– Sport clubs will enter the building using the main entrance staffed by
coaches/volunteers from their organization.
– Arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to their scheduled session time to ensure that arrival and departures remain staggered to minimize traffic in common areas.
– Wear a face mask, according to Halton Public Health’s mandatory mask by-law. Athletes participating in an activity can remove the face mask once on the court.
– Practice hand hygiene at a sanitization station upon entry and regularly throughout their visit.
– Check-in directly through a sport organization, ensuring that contact information has been provided.
– Follow directional signage and enter/exit through designated locations, leading to the gym.
– Patrons will exit via the single door located at the South end of the building (follow directional arrows). Patrons are not permitted to exit using the main entrance in order to comply with the traffic flow for the facility.

General facility considerations:
– Operations staff will continue with the regular sanitization of high-touch point surfaces, according to Halton Public Health guidelines.
Spectator seating is located along the glass windows and seating outside of the gym.
– The total number of individuals in the gym cannot exceed 50 for the full gym and 25 per half gym (players, coaches and spectators).
– Floor markings will be added, where needed, to indicate patron flow and physical distancing requirements.
– Signage will be placed at appropriate locations outside and throughout the facility to remind those who are unwell to stay home and to serve as reminders to practice physical distancing, wear a mask and practice hand hygiene regularly.