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Friday, May 29, 2020
Manitoba’s provincial government has announced that effective Monday, June 1, the province will enter Phase Two (2) of the Restoring Safe Services plan. As outlined by the province’s health and safety guidelines, two metre physical distancing and outdoor group sizes of 50 people maximum remain a requirement for all activities in Phase Two (2).
June race calendar
Due to the two metre physical distancing requirements and new procedures that need to be implemented for the safety of our members, all June race events have been postponed until further notice. We will be submitting race protocols to the provincial government for approval, starting with time trials for Road and Mountain Bike disciplines.
MCA will continue to work towards event protocols in preparation for the future ease of restrictions. Please watch for updates posted to mbcycling.ca.
Kids of Mud Program
The MCA is currently working on a program protocol for approval by the Province of Manitoba, which will aim to help guide Kids of Mud clubs who are interested in resuming programming this summer or fall. Further information will be communicated to club representatives once approved.
Club rides and recreational activities
Clubs who are organizing member rides are reminded that the most effective risk mitigation measures are those that involve separating people from each other (keeping a distance of two metre/six feet from others). To maximize safety, use a “layered” approach with multiple measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread, including decreasing the number of interactions with others and increasing the safety of interactions.
For information on guidelines for non-contact and social (physical) distancing, please review the Risk Assessment and Mitigation Tool for Recreational Activities in Manitoba, specifically pages 2-5 that outline risk assessment and mitigation.
Adult Club Ride Protocol (Here)
(New) Recommendations for Group Rides during COVID-19 (Here)
Coronavirus Absolute Insurance Exclusion (Here)
· Province of Manitoba: Restoring safe services
· Cycling Canada: Progressive return to cycling
· Cycling Canada: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
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