Calgary Section Protocols

Updated on Sep 15, 2020

The ACC, Calgary Section have been running its activities differently due to COVID-19.  All events and courses that are running are subject to new protocols.

The Calgary Section will ensure

  • All ACC owned gear is isolated for 3 days prior to the event and disinfected wherever possible. Participants are encouraged to use their own gear.
  • Guide ratios are appropriate to allow for monitoring of social distancing and personal protective practices.
  • Guides are trained on how to deliver the courses in such a way as to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Guides/Trip Leaders promote personal hygiene practices during the course/event, including: coughing and sneezing etiquette, hand hygiene (no shaking hands/high-fives), cleaning and disinfecting practices.
  • There is a first-aid supplement kit comprising of:
    • 1 face shield
    • Small packages of gloves s,m,l,xl
    • A few sealed disposable face masks
    • Alcohol wipes
    • Pocket respirator mask
  • Guide/Trip Leaders will be following single and multi-day event guidelines.
  • All participants adhere to the following COVID requirements.

Participant requirements prior to courses/events

  • Participants must pass a health and exposure screening before the start of the event.
  • Participants must not have traveled internationally in the 14 days prior to the start of an event.
  • Participants exhibiting cold or flu symptoms, or who have been exposed to others with cold or flu symptoms will not be permitted to attend the event.
  • All participants have to sign the new waiver and declaration of health.
  • All participants’ personal gear that may be used by other participants must be isolated for 3 days before the commencement of the course.

Participant requirements during courses/events

  • All participants are required to have their own mask.
  • All participants are highly recommended to bring full-finger gloves for belaying and hand sanitizer.
  • Everyone must practice physical distancing of 2 meters for the duration of the event. The only exception will be those living in the same household and those in a close friends’ group.
  • Masks wearing is highly recommended when it’s difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 meters at all times.
  • Carpooling are strongly discouraged unless participants are from the same household or those in a close friends’ group.
  • No food or drink can be shared, with exception given to those living in the same household or in a close friends’ group.


  • Should a paid for course/event be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will receive a refund if no costs have already been incurred or, you will be given a spot on a future program.  The ACC remains committed to providing a safe environment for its members and thanks participants for their understanding.