Return To Play

ASPNC is pleased to announce our Phase 1.5 Return-to-Play Plan in regards to COVID-19.

All policies and procedures outlined in the document are subject to change with or without notice and will be updated to follow all local, state, and federally published mandates and recommendations.

View a PDF of our return to play documents here.

Program Schedule

The following programs will be offered during Phase 1.5 reopening for Fall 2020
 • Garden Buddies – Tuesday 9-10am and 11am-12pm.
 • Weekday Walkers – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:30am-11:30am.
 • Disc Golf – Wednesday and Friday 1-2pm.
 • Outdoor Bocci – Thursday 11am session and 1pm session

Quicklinks:
Participants     Program Specific Procedures     Volunteer Requirements     Emergency Procedures

General Guidelines for return to play

 • Programs will have a one (1) hour limit
 • No more than ten (10) people at any activity
 • Phase 1 will only be open to participants who live within a one (1) hour radius of the office
 • Participants must be able to participate independently or with assistance from one (1) family member/caregiver that they are already in regular contact or live with
 • No sharing of equipment
 • Required to wear PPE at all times outside of “safe area” – PPE will be provided for those that need it
 • Safe area will be indicated for each program. The safe area will be a distant (15 feet or more) area where one person at a time can stand to take a break from wearing PPE
 • Temperature check/screening will be required for everyone
 • We will not be taking on any new participants or volunteers during phase 1.5.
 • If you do not feel well in the slightest—with any symptoms—please do not attend program. Just call the office to let us know ahead of time.

ASPNC requirements prior to reopening

 • Ensure appropriate inventory of PPE (masks, nitrile gloves) available for Phase 1.5 Reopening
 • Ensure appropriate inventory of cleaning and disinfecting supplies (disinfecting wipes/spray, hand sanitizer) for Phase 1.5 Reopening
 • Must have staff and volunteer training resources on PPE and decontamination, following CDC guidelines
 • Prescreening call assessment with all participants prior to start of in person programing. Call to take place 24 hours before each in person session
 • Ensure enough equipment is available for programming and allowing for equipment to sit for 72 hours in between use
 • At least one (1) staff person must be onsite, overseeing every program and ensuring guidelines are being followed

Symptom Check for Staff/volunteers/participants- Prior to start of programing

 • To be completed via a phone call 24 hours prior to programming starting. A yes answer to any of the following will result in the staff/volunteer/participant being cancelled for the day and the activity rescheduled
       • Are you currently experiencing any of the following symptoms?
               • Fever
               • New or worsening cough
               • Shortness of breath
               • Lost sense of taste or smell
               • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
               • Sore throat
       • Are you currently waiting for Covid-19 test results, or are you have you already tested positive
       • Have you or anyone you are in regular contact with tested positive for Covid-19, or exhibited any cold or flu like symptoms, such as fever or cough?
       • Have you traveled outside of New England recently?
       • A clear screen should be indicated on the daily venue sheet with date of screening
       • If a person is cancelled due to our screening or receives a positive COVID result, the person should quarantine from programming for two weeks before returning. ASPNC recommends anyone with symptoms gets tested prior to returning to programming. 
       • A negative test will also allow the participant to return to programs. 

Whether a anyone has cleared the screening procedures or not will be recorded on the daily venue sheet.

Symptom Check for Staff/volunteers/participants- During Programming

 • ASPNC staff will check all Staff/volunteers/participants temperature when they arrive at the venue. Any temperature at or above 100.4 will result in the staff/volunteer/participant being sent home immediately.
       • If a person is cancelled due to the screening the person should quarantine from programming for two weeks and not return unless symptom free. ASPNC recommends anyone with symptoms gets tested prior to returning to programming. If a person is cancelled due to the screening the person should quarantine from programming for two weeks and not return unless symptom free. ASPNC recommends anyone with symptoms gets tested prior to returning to programming. A negative test will also allow the participant to return to programming once they are symptom free.
 • Staff/volunteers/participants will be required to wear a mask anytime they will be around anyone else.
 • Anyone that removes their mask will be asked to put their mask back on. If anyone is not able to follow the mask rule and is asked more than twice to put their mask back on will be asked to end their activity session for the day. If this continues to be an issue we will ask that they not come back until we can reschedule to a time when programming without a mask is possible
 • We will always have a safe area at program that is more than 15 feet away from others where a mask does not have to be worn. This area can be occupied by one person at a time and will allow people to take a break from wearing a mask.

We understand this can be a very difficult and challenging thing for many but feel this is an important precaution to have in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Participants

Prior to start of programming
 •All registration and paperwork must be completed online prior to arrival. Participants will not be able to complete paperwork on site.
 • Participants will need to sign-up for a specific activity and time block by doing any of the following:
       • Completing the online program registration form
       • Or call the ASPNC office at 603-823-5232
       • Or email info@adaptivesportspartners.org
       • Participants that show up without a scheduled activity session will not be allowed to participate as we need to limit group sizes
 •If a participant requires any physical assistance for the activity he/she must have a support person to assist them. We recommend either family or a CI that is already in close contact with the participant.
 •Complete a pre-lesson confirmation and assessment via phone with an ASPNC staff member. Plan for the programming and goals to be completed over the phone.

Garden Buddies Procedures

• All Staff/volunteers/participants to be screened prior to entering the garden
• Everyone to stay at socially acceptable distances in the garden
• No physical contact between volunteers and participants
• Each participant will have a set of tools just for them. No sharing of tools will be permitted

Disc Golf Procedures

• All staff/volunteers/participants to be screened prior to playing disc golf
• Everyone to stay at socially acceptable distances while playing
• Any hands on assistance required by the participant will be provided by family or Ci that they are already in regular contact with
• No more than one volunteer to one participant
• Each participant will use only their disc for play and will not touch other disc’s. Discs will be provided by ASPNC
• After play all discs will be cleaned and not used again for 72 hours

Weekday Walkers Procedures

• All staff/volunteers/participants to be screened prior to starting walking
• Everyone to stay at socially acceptable distances while walking
• No physical contact between volunteers and participants
• No more than one volunteer to one participant

Outoor Bocci Procedures

• All staff/volunteers/participants to be screened prior to starting boccia
• Everyone must stay at socially acceptable distances during boccia
• Any hand on assistance required by the participant will be provided by family or a CI that they are already in regular contact with
• Each Participant will have their own set off boccia balls provided by ASPNC.
• The jack will be thrown by a volunteer while wearing gloves
• Players will only touch their boccia balls
• After playing all boccia equipment will be cleaned

Volunteer requirements Prior to start of programming

• Receive training on proper use and disposal of PPE
• Receive training on cleaning and disinfecting procedures
• Receive training on new program procedures
• Receive training on emergency operations with specific regard to changes due to Covid-19
• Must be from the local area or have been quarantined in the local area for two weeks
• No illness (cold or flu like symptoms) for the last 14 days.
• No contact with any person with symptoms for 14 days
• Daily symptom screening survey and temperature checks for everyone. Any Yes response or temperature at or above 100.4 will warrant the staff or volunteer being sent home immediately.
• Temperature check and screening will be documented as completed on the daily venue sheet with a “pass” or “fail”

Volunteer requirements During programming

• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60% alcohol at minimum) at least every 60 minutes and after any of the following: using the restroom, sneezing, touching the face, blowing the nose, eating, drinking, going on break, and before or after starting programming
• No physical contact between volunteers, participants, and staff
• A mask will be available and must be worn at all time during programming. Gloves will be required for handling equipment or shared items prior to disinfecting
• Help staff clean and disinfect all equipment at the end of programming if comfortable (optional)

Emergency Procedures

• As a general rule, begin any emergency intervention or rescue by ensuring you have a mask and gloves on
• ASPNC to provide training on emergency operations with specific regard to changes due to COVID-19
• For serious injury or illness call 911
     • If emergency is respiratory in nature isolate the person and maintain longer distance from the person
     • If CPR is required hands only CPR will be performed without any rescue breathing if the rescuer is comfortable with providing CPR.
For minor injury or illness provide basic first aid as comfortable and appropriate, with mask and glove
• Notify staff person on site of incident
• Provide basic first aid as comfortable
• Use all appropriate PPE
• Complete incident report