Protection measures

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Please help us to continue to make GoJump the safest drop zone and facility it can be. The following are the COVID-19 standard operating procedures we will be implementing.

Before coming to the DZ

The first measure of defense against COVID-19 is minimizing the likelihood that someone who has it comes to the airport. Prior to coming to GoJump please ask yourself:

  1. Have you been in contact with someone who has COVID-19?
  2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
  3. Do you now or have you in the last 14 days had any of the following symptoms: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, or loss of taste or smell?
  4. Have you traveled out of the country in the last 14 days?
  5. While at home, are you in frequent direct contact with individuals whose health is at high risk if they are exposed to COVID-19? (This isn’t only about those of us at the DZ.)
  6. Have you been disregarding basic social distancing practices in your daily life, eg, not wearing a mask in public and not staying at least 2 metres away from other individuals when possible?  If you haven’t been protecting yourself on a daily basis, you are more likely to have been exposed to the virus even if not showing any symptoms.

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions please do not come to Go Jump at this time.

*Medical Professionals who work with COVID-19 patients but are strictly protected while at work will be allowed on the premises even though they answered “Yes” to the first question.

Social distancing & personal sanitizing

Everyone will be required to wear a face mask while on the premises at all times.

Please be sure to provide your own supply of protective equipment and sanitation items including facial coverings, hand sanitizer, sanitizing spray, disinfectant wipes and drinking water. This is the only way to be absolutely certain you always have what you need when you need it.

Aircraft protocol

Time spent together in tight quarters in the aircraft is the riskiest part of spreading the virus while skydiving. Facial coverings will help but will not completely eliminate the risk. The higher quality the face covering and the longer it is worn the more protection it provides. In addition we need to pay extra attention to how we conduct ourselves in the airplane.

  • Wash your hands as shortly before boarding the aircraft as possible.
  • If you wear gloves they need to be sprayed down with a sanitizing agent prior to boarding.
  • Wearing a face covering is required in the plane and loading area at all times.
  • Full-face helmets with the lenses closed are STRONGLY recommended.
  • If you are wearing a full-face helmet with the lens down during the ride to altitude you must also have a face covering. You can lower or remove your face covering just before exiting the plane.
  • If you are wearing a face covering which will not fit under your full-face helmet (like the N95) it is ok to secure your helmet to your seatbelt for takeoff. When the jump signal comes on you can remove your face covering and put on your full-face helmet with the lens down.
  • If you are wearing an open-faced helmet you must keep the face covering on until the jump signal comes on.
  • Make sure your chosen face covering is not at risk of migrating in freefall and obstructing your vision, especially with a closed full-face helmet.
  • Only speak in the airplane if absolutely necessary. Speaking increases the transmission of COVID-19 particles.  Speaking loudly exponentially increases the transmission of COVID-19 particles.
  • Do not do practice counts, handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, etc. in the plane.

Personal responsibility

Nothing is more important to us at GoJump than knowing our jumpers, our family, trust that their safety is always our top priority. We have worked for years to earn that trust and we want to earn it again now. But there is nothing GoJump can do to replace the behavioral measures each of us as individuals must take. In the best interest of protecting yourself, your friends, families and communities please abide by all these procedures. Please help us to hold ourselves and each other accountable

Contact tracing

If you discover that you have contracted COVID-19 and have been to GoJump in the prior 14 days please contact us immediately. We will follow up with contact tracing efforts by notifying other jumpers you were on the plane with that day. Your name will not be released by GoJump.

COVID-19 and skydiving

Skydiving is a contact sport. Please understand that with all the precautions and safety measures we have taken it is not possible for us to guarantee you that you won’t be exposed to COVID-19. By participating in skydiving you accept the risk and assume all responsibility to the exposure and risk of contracting COVID-19.

GoJump and all associated entities and individuals cannot guarantee your protection. If you cannot accept the risk despite all the safety measures we have taken then you should not participate in skydiving activities.

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