Adapting to our new reality

Safety has always been of paramount importance to our Club.  In 2020, safety has taken on a new dimension.  This means that we must comply with recommendations from public health authorities to ensure the safety of all our members.

 

With the current reality of social distancing, we cannot expect to run our events as usual.  This will have an effect on both the educational and social aspects of our events.  It is up to each and every one of us to see the positive and make the best of the situation.

 

We are receiving lots of information and some of it is confusing or even contradictory.  This is due to how quickly the context is evolving.

 

In general, we must all accept the following points:

  • Social distancing of two meters is required at all times.

  • Surgical masks are recommended at all times.  (Bring your own mask.)

  • Only registered participants or organizers will be allowed into the paddock area.

  • One person per vehicle at any given time.

  • No overnight access to the paddock for camping or motorhomes.

  • Traditional classroom environment will not be available.

 

The Club is working to adapt the following processes to our new reality:

  • Signing of Track waivers

  • Bracelets for Track access

  • Signing of Club waivers

  • Driver identification bracelets

  • Registration packets

  • Technical inspections

  • Car numbering

 

Here is what we know about how our events will run:

  • Daily schedule with 20 minutes sessions will be very similar to that used previously.

  • Every effort will be made to maintain amount of track time per group.

  • Schedule must be respected to allow onboarding processes to run efficiently.

  • Our ability to use our tried and true in-car instructing approach will not be possible.

    • Beginner group (Group 300) will run a mix of exercise sessions with a ratio of two students per instructor using a lead-follow approach and practice sessions with roaming instructors.

    • Intermediate group (Group 200) will run a mix of exercise sessions with a ratio of three students per instructor using a lead-follow approach and practice sessions with roaming instructors.

    • Advanced group (Group 100) will run practice sessions with roaming instructors.

  • Classroom sessions will be replaced by preparation periods before every track session and feedback periods after every track session.

  • Mandatory zoom sessions will be held the week before the event to inform participants of event details and ensure that everyone shares the same understanding of safety procedures.

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