Parents should be allowed at Minor Hockey

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Our Minor Hockey association has notified us that In order to stay under the 50 person gathering limitations as set by the BC Public Health Agency, Parents will likely not be able to attend their child's hockey practices/games this season. I can't speak for all Minor Hockey Associations but I know of a few who are also following suit. 

According to Via sport Organizations are to follow Sport protocols and public-health guidance on how to prevent the spread of the virus. This guidance includes encouraging proper handwashing, regular disinfecting, limiting shared equipment, physical distancing measures and the use of wellness questionnaires and health self-assessment tools

Arenas allow for plenty of room to social distance yourself, and I'm sure many parents would be happy to wear a mask, wash and sanitize our hands if it meant we got to be present encouraging and cheering our children on.

Another concern is for the safety of our children, what happens in the event a child is hurt on the ice, by not having the parent present this delays the time a child can get the medical attention they need.