COVID-19 Procedures

Please note this is considered a living document, and will be updated as necessary

All Procedures have been developed in accordance with Alberta Health Service's indoor sport guidelines.

Class In: EFC will have a strict procedure for checking in to class. To ensure the safety of all, each fencer MUST:

               1. Wait in his/her car until called to line up. Please come dressed to fence (whites) with a (non-fencing) mask 

                   on to minimize additional contact with outside gear. 

               2. Line up on markers to stay socially distanced. 

               3. Be screened by the EFC employee outside of the building, including a forehead temperature check. 


                         a. if a fencer FAILS the screening, the fencer MUST go DIRECTLY back to his/her vehicle and go directly                               home without stopping. An employee will follow up via phone with directions. 


                         b. if a fencer PASSES the screening, proceed to step 4. 

               4. Enter the building and wash hands at the sink for 20 - 60 seconds. Remove mask, wash hands for 20 - 60

                   seconds.  Please note this complies with Alberta Health Services' masking procedures.             

               5. Go into gym and sit at one end of a piste (fill back to front - a coach will be directing fencers).

               **Latecomers might not gain admittance.**

              ** Please note the  lounge area will be BLOCKED OFF, and NO fencers will be able to store equipment in 

                 lockers this year. NO spectators will be permitted into the club. **

Class Out: EFC will have a strict procedure for leaving class. Fencers MUST:

               1. Leave the gym one at a time (when called). 

               2. Wash hands at the sink for 20 - 60 seconds. Put mask on. Wash hands for 20 - 60 seconds. 

               3. Exit the building and go directly to his/her car. 

In Class: Interaction during classes will depend on which phase the province of Alberta is in. 

               Phase 2: Activity will be modified to encourage social distancing. (For example, fencers will take turns doing

                               footwork drills from opposite ends of a piste.) Bouts may occur within small groups, with in-fighting


               Phase 3: (To be officially determined by AHS and AFA guidelines) Activity slightly modified to encourage

                               social distancing. Bouts may occur within class cohort. 

               Phase 4: (To be officially determined by AHS and AFA guidelines) Activity returns to normal within cohort


               Phase 5: (To be officially determined by AHS and AFA guidelines) Normal activity may fully resume, including

                               make-up classes in other time slots. 

Equipment: Please view the equipment information page here

Water and Food: Food, and the consumption of food will NOT be permitted in EFC at this time. If you/your child have

                             medical needs, please email 

                             The water fountain will NOT be available. Fencers must bring their own personal, labelled water


9937 60 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 0C7

Tel: 780-434-3000

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