COVID-19 Update - January 3, 2022

Like many organizations we've made changes to the way we operate to ensure the safety of everyone in our building and programs. Below we've listed the procedures we've put in place:

Vaccination Policy

In line with new government guidelines, BGC Durham has developed a vaccination policy that went into effect on September 28th, 2021. This policy applies to all BGC Durham employees (including students working part-time or on an educational placement), volunteers, program guests, and visitors. BGC Durham encourages everyone who is able, to be vaccinated. We also recognize that it is an individual’s right to make the decision about whether to be vaccinated or not.

Vaccinated individuals must provide proof of having received their 2nd vaccine dose at least 14 days ago.

Non-vaccinated individuals should provide a medical note for exemption if applicable. Non-vaccinated individuals (medically exempt and those who choose not to be vaccinated) entering BGC Durham facilities as a program guest or visitor are required to provide a negative antigen test two times per week (BGC Durham will not provide tests or compensation for these tests). Non-vaccinated staff, volunteers, and placement students must provide a negative antigen test two times per week and participate in online educational and certificate sessions (BGC Durham will provide rapid antigen testing at no charge to staff while supplies last). All staff will continue to comply with PPE and physical distancing measures.

Staff working at locations other than our Eastview location are required to follow the vaccination policy at the location they work at. The policy in the majority of our school locations (DDSB and DCDSB schools) match that of BGC Durham.

Students under the age of 18 participating in Raise the Grade, Aquatics programs, or Evening Basketball do not need to show proof of vaccination.

Please feel free to download the full version of this policy.

Please reach out to khutton@bgcdurham if you have any questions.

Eastview Building

  • Our facilities are closed to the public during lockdown
  • Any person entering our building will have their temperature checked and be asked screening questions
  • People must enter the building one person at a time
  • Social distancing must be maintained while inside the building, face coverings are required when social distancing is a challenge
  • Regular cleaning and sanitization of all areas utilized by staff, patrons, and Club Members

Swimming Lessons

  • We have small class sizes
  • Instructors will not be making physical manipulations on participants
  • Parents must be in the water with their child who is in Swim Kids Level 4 and under
  • Social distancing is maintained between families and staff
  • Masks are not required in the pool

After-School Program 

  • After-School Program will close if schools switch to virtual learning
  • When children arrive in the After-School Program their temperature will be checked upon entry and they will be required to wear a mask 
  • Each child will have their own set of supplies that will remain at the program and all of their personal belongings (backpacks, coats, etc.) will be in the room with them (no use of cubbies or coat racks)
  • Children who are ill will not be permitted to attend program, if they arrive at program with symptoms of an illness they will be separated from the rest of the children and parents/guardians will be contacted to pick them up immediately
  • Social distancing is maintained for the entirety of program and when parents/guardians arrive to pick up their child(ren) they will be asked to wait outside while staff gets the child and brings them to the door
  • We are maintaining sanitization procedures in accordance with Public Health

Youth Diversion Program

  • All diversion programs are running virtually
  • All conferences and intakes are being done via Zoom

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