Dear FTA Members,
The safety of our members, athletes, guests and team members is always our top priority and we understand you may have questions as the situation around the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to evolve. We want to assure you that our team is taking necessary steps to ensure your child’s safety as much as possible at our events and we have been watching the recent developments closely.
We have consulted with our host venues for our upcoming events in the US this month and have consulted with experts that handle these issues. Due to recent developments and new regulations imposed by both local and national governments, we have been informed that both TRAMP CHAMP events on March 21, at Bounce Hartland in Michigan and Altitude Vista in California, will need to be postponed until the virus is under control and the perceived threat has passed. If you have already purchased a ticket, you will be informed by email of the new event date as soon as possible and your ticket will be honoured.
We are closely following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), and are taking precautions to protect the health and well being of everyone at our events, which will include:
Asking the park to undergo enhanced cleanings, with a special focus on public areas and increasing the frequency of cleanings, especially on frequently touched surfaces, such as doors, counter tops and furniture, washrooms, throw mats and trampoline pads. It is also in the park’s best interest to keep their customers healthy as possible;
Using recommended disinfectant cleaning wipes at the check-in areas;
Offering additional hand sanitizing gels and masks around the park and at registration;
Encouraging athletes to wash their hands prior to competing and gentle reminders throughout the event;
Asking the athletes to refrain as much as possible from direct close contact; for example, not showing their enthusiasm with hugs - a common practice in the Freestyle community when a difficult skill is landed.
If you or your child feels ill, has a persistent cough, high fever or any problems with their breathing, we ask that you please seek medical attention immediately.
“A crucial difference is that unlike the flu, there is no vaccine for the new coronavirus, which means it is more difficult for vulnerable members of the population – elderly people or those with existing respiratory or immune problems – to protect themselves.”
- The Guardian
If you have any immune disorders or are already sick we advise that you stay home and be checked by medical personnel. We have included a chart that may help you decide if you feel ill what your course of action should be. As we receive more information we will update everyone on the next event status.
For updated incident rates please see: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Thank you for your understanding!
Freestyle Trampoline Association