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March 17, 2020
Hello to all MCA members,
The Manitoba Cycling Association has been closely monitoring provincial, federal and global health agencies, in addition to conferring with our national and local partners with respect to best practices related to the rapidly changing coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The health and safety of our members and staff is our highest priority.
To be mindful of the public’s health, and to do our part to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the following courses of action will be implemented effective immediately until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation daily and post updates as we have them.
- The Sport for Life Centre has suspended all training at the facility
- The Sport for Life Centre has cancelled all current meetings and has suspended access to all meeting rooms until further notice
- Provincial team training will be completed at home until further notice
- First Aid training courses at the Sport for Life centre have been postponed for March and will be re-scheduled to a future date
- MCA sanctioned races will be reviewed and postponed as necessary. We will work diligently and collaboratively with our organizers to reschedule as many of our planned events as possible. Race Calendar link: http://mbcycling.ca/events/
- Multi-Sport cycling clinics on April 21, April 28, and May 5 will be postponed and possibly cancelled.
- Sanctioned club rides and activities (including Kids of Mud program) will be postponed until further notice.
The decision to postpone events and programming has been very difficult but has become necessary.
We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates to the Manitoba Cycling Association website (mbcycling.ca).
Please continue to follow recommended personal hygiene practices:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Cover both your nose and mouth when coughing. Try to cough or sneeze into your arm, away from others, or into tissue paper (to be disposed in toilet). Wash your hands immediately afterwards.
- Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.
- Face masks are most effective in preventing transmission when worn by the person who is ill.
- Health Canada
- World Health Organization
- Government of Canada advice on mass gatherings
- Government of Canada Travel Advice & Advisories
- Cycling Canada
- Sport Manitoba