What you need to know

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What you need to know

 

April 2, 2020 - Update #5

Dear HCU Members,

First, the HCU Board and Staff would like to extend our thanks to all of those within the Club and our communities who are on the front lines of this pandemic working very hard to keep us safe and healthy through this difficult time.  We encourage all of our members to also support the requests of Nova Scotia and Canadian public health officials by continuing to do the hard work of physical distancing while maintaining social connection to family, friends, teammates, and coaches.  You are all doing a great job! Thank you!

COVID-19 remains an evolving situation.  As of today, the suspension of all Canada Soccer, and subsequently Soccer Nova Scotia, sanctioned activities remains in effect through the month of April in compliance with the state of emergency in the Province.  (SNS Memo April 2). Soccer Nova Scotia continues to proactively plan and advocate on behalf of all clubs and leagues to provide support and guidance for the resumption of soccer activities.  Our board and staff are working through the effects of this suspension on our Club with adjusted planning being developed for all programs.  As always, the health and safety of our members is our number one priority. 

Communications Commitment

The Board and staff are in constant communication as we adjust plans and programming in response to unknowns on when and if our Summer soccer will begin.  Your patience is appreciated as contingencies with different options are worked out.  All information will be communicated to our members on a timely basis when the go ahead is given by Canada Soccer, Soccer Nova Scotia, and Nova Scotia public health officials. 

Registration is Open and Ongoing

HCU registration is open and we encourage all members to continue to register at http://hcusoccer.ca/registration/summer-registration.  Registration will allow HCU Staff to get our season up and running as efficiently as possible should we be given green light directive by Canada Soccer, Soccer Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia public health officials.

Programming/Fees Adjustments To Be Determined

Programming at our Club is being impacted by COVID-19.  However, this is a dynamic situation and at this point we cannot predict what the full impact on programming will be.  We are exploring various scenarios, reshaping programs where appropriate, and will be adjusting fees as needed for condensed programs.  Changes to programming will be communicated to members.

Currently, the April programming affected is our Spring Mini Soccer Program which has been canceled, the Performance stream pre-season, and NSSL game schedule.  Our Club, along with Soccer Nova Scotia and other Clubs involved in the Performance program are evaluating options.

In closing, we ask that you follow the advice of Public Health to keep your family safe and healthy.  As a Club, let’s stick together and support one another through social connection.  Take this opportunity to put social media to positive use and share fun soccer ideas with those in our HCU community to help keep everyone engaged and in this together.  If there are families in our community that need extra support, we also ask that you let us know and we will do what we can…even if it is simply to get a soccer ball to a player so they can get outside and have some fun! 

 


 

March 26, 2020 - Update #4

Please find attached communication from Soccer Nova Scotia outlining the contingency planning for the upcoming summer season. 

SNS Contingency Planning

 


 

March 18, 2020 - Update #3

COVID-19 is an evolving situation affecting all aspects of life.  As you know, on March 13, 2020, Soccer Nova Scotia suspended all sanctioned activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and HCU fully supports this necessary decision.  The HCU Board and staff are working through the impacts of this suspension on our Club and programs with the health and safety of our members as the number one priority. 

Communications Commitment

HCU’s Board and staff are holding regular communications calls to address critical decisions and ongoing adjustments to our planned programming.  Our members can expect regular communications with relevant information and decisions as we receive further guidance from Soccer Nova Scotia, Canada Soccer, and Canadian and Nova Scotia public health officials.

Registration is Open and Ongoing

March is the busiest time of year for HCU as registration opens, program planning is full speed ahead, and other resources are engaged for the upcoming season.  We want to ensure you that all these critical activities continue, and we encourage all members to proceed with the registration process at  http://hcusoccer.ca/registration/summer-registration.  Our members can be assured that full refunds will be available should programs that you register for do not proceed due to the impacts of the COVID-19 situation. 

Programming/Fees Adjustments To Be Determined

Programming across our Club may be affected to varying degrees by COVID-19.  However, this is a dynamic situation and at this point we cannot predict what the impact on programming will be.  We are committed to exploring every possible scenario, reshaping programs where appropriate, and adjusting and/or refunding fees as needed for condensed programs.  Each program will be evaluated for adjustments and this will be communicated to members as the full scope of information becomes available and the Board and staff make the necessary determinations.

Currently, our Performance stream players’ pre-season and upcoming NSSL game schedules are affected.  Our Club, along with Soccer Nova Scotia and other Clubs involved in the Performance program are evaluating options.

The Mini Community Spring Soccer 2020 program scheduled for April and May will be evaluated closer to the start date and in accordance with directives from Soccer Nova Scotia.

Other programming changes will be evaluated and communicated to members on a timely basis as necessary.

HCU Office Staffing

Our staff is following recommendations from public health for social distancing and as such the HCU Office is closed until further notice.  We are available by telephone or email to answer your questions and assist with registration.

 


 

March 13th, 2020 - Update #2

Soccer Nova Scotia has suspended all soccer in Nova Scotia effective today as outlined in the memo linked below.  

Halifax County United recognizes the need to support the current health situation associated with COVID-19 and will not be running any trainiing, practices, games or coaches meetings until the suspension is lifted.

Currently, this only impacts our Performance AAA programs who are currently in a pre-season phase of their program. Our registration for spring and summer soccer will remain open as we plan to get the programs under way as planned. We will keep you notified of any further developments.

SNS Statement

 


 

March 12, 2020 - Update #1

With the ever changing environment surrounding COVID-19, we want to take a moment to share information from our soccer community. 

Keeping players, parents & spectators safe is top priority.  As a club, we will continue to monitor the situation and share all information as it is received to ensure the safety of our members. 

At this time, our current and upcoming training schedules will continue as planned.  We ask everyone to please take the necessary precautions and read the following advisements.

BMOSC Statement

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Hand Washing Guidelines

Please refer to the Government of Nova Scotia website for up-to-date information. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/