Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,
The COVID-19 virus is causing a lot of concern globally and locally. The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk to Canadians as low. However given the global circumstances, most health departments & organizations are actively preparing for the potential of local outbreaks.
Providing a safe environment for you and your child’s personal growth is a key priority here at Chan Le Taekwondo. As such, we would like to ensure our members that we are doing our part to mitigate any risks but it will take a team effort and we urge you to do your part.
We’ve been even more vigilant over the past week in wiping down equipment & hard surfaces with disinfectant sprays & wipes. We have also:
1) posted signs reminding people to wash their hands & to use hand sanitizer before entering the training area
2) for the time being, we’ve eliminated high fives, handshakes, and some partner drills
We understand some of you have vacation plans around March Break. If you are travelling out of Canada, we implore you to educate yourself about conditions in the country & area that you are travelling to.
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that travellers returning from impacted areas (including China, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Italy, Singapore, and South Korea) take extra precautions and monitor health for symptoms 14 days after returning home, contacting the local health authority if they feel sick. We suggest any members or immediate family members who have recently returned from affected regions, self-impose a 14 day isolation period automatically (stay home). Missed classes can be made up at a later date.
We haven’t ruled out the possibility of having all students who have travelled anywhere out of the country, to stay away from the school for 2 weeks upon returning to Calgary. We will see how things progress over the next several days. At this point in time we do not see a need to cancel classes but would definitely reevaluate if there is a spike in Calgary’s confirmed cases.
Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.canada.ca/…/201…/frequently-asked-questions.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergen…/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Public Health Agency of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…
Travellers consult: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories
Alberta Health Services: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx