|March 14, 2020|
|The safety and health of our clients, community partners and staff are of the utmost importance to Heart Niagara. Regarding the COVID-19 situation, be assured that we have been closely following the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada, which is working with the provincial government and international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO).|
As a result of the situation and in line with other organizations as of March 14, 2020 we have implemented the following:
ALL Classes (physical activity, yoga, cooking, CPR/AED and First Aid) have been cancelled until April 14th, 2020
Booking HHSP Assessment and CPR/AED in the 27 Niagara Secondary Schools will be rebooked starting April 16, 2020
Scheduled Cycling Safety Programs in Elementary Schools remain booked as all rodeos were scheduled after April 21, 2020
Workplace Standard First Aid and Emergency First Aid can be booked and Heart Niagara instructors will be available April 14, 2020 and forward
Community CPR/AED education and certification can be booked and
Heart Niagara instructors will be available April 14, 2020 forward
Diagnostic Services will operate as usual with the updated recommendations for social distancing when possible
Heart Niagara community partners will continue to offer individual appointments as usual and the updated recommendations for social distancing will be followed
Heart Niagara staff will not participate in any group meetings and operate as usual with the updated recommendations for social distancing
Please follow the Social Distancing Recommendations that Heart Niagara is following
If you have traveled outside of Ontario or on an airplane we ask that you refrain from attending any in person appointments at Heart Niagara.
Clients choosing to self-isolate should notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you have a cough, cold, fever, difficulty breathing or feel unwell we ask that you refrain from attending any in person appointments at Heart Niagara.
Staff and clients are encouraged to practice social distancing by remaining 2 meters apart
Handshakes, and hugs are prohibited and other forms of physical touch will be limited to situations where physical touch cannot be avoided
We ask that clients provide 4 hour’s notice of cancellation.
If you are attending your scheduled appointment we are asking all clients to:
Clean your hands and wear a pair of gloves upon arrival (provided in waiting area)
ALL clients will be asked to wait in the waiting room until they have been called into the facility
It is recommended that when possible use your bathroom at home prior to an appointment
HeartCORE appointments will be limited to 5 machines per visit per client
Clients who present with symptoms of COVID-19 may be refused their appointment and be asked to leave the facility
Heart Niagara is doing our part by increasing the frequency of the cleaning practices in our facility and equipment.
The cleaning products comply with recommendations for COVID-19 sanitization in the workplace including:
All high touch areas will be cleaned and disinfected at least twice daily
We have removed all upholstery chairs and replaced them with non-upholstered chairs which are wiped down
HeartCORE Staff will wear gloves and disinfect between clientsMachines will be disinfected between clients
The use of facility mats, towels and other props will be prohibited through the March 14-April 15 period
Heart Niagara and HeartCORE cancellation policy has been lifted through to April 14, 2020.
We will continue to update clients on any emerging changes and provide more information when it is available.
We are relying on the collective cooperation of people who may be showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 not to frequent public places and, as recommended by governmental authorities, remain at home.
Stay informed.Consult the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health, and Niagara Region Public Health as your primary sources.
HELPFUL LINKS RELATED TO UPDATES FOR COVID 19: Region of Niagara: https://www.niagararegion.ca/health/covid-19/default.aspxPublic Health Ontario: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019