As we navigate through the Covid19 waters in Canada...the CMC needs to be prepared for life as we come out of Lockdown...So the following guidelines are to be utilized by each province as we come out of this crisis.
All guidelines are based on the rules set out by the federal, provincial, and municipal authorities in your area and your National Board Members.
1.Official CMC meet and greets are not permitted until the government social distancing guidelines allow it...ie: if guidelines say 10 folks can congregate if maintaining social distance practices then our meet n greets can commence while maintaining safe practice of social distancing.
The Madison may be worn at Meet n Greets....regardless if a ride occurs or not. Inevitably each member will self determine when and where they are comfortable enough with the guidelines to maintain safety for his or her own family.
2.When YOUR province IS allowed to socialize by X numbers we will have the same limits.
ie: when Groups of 5 are permitted then 5 riders. Groups of 10 then 10 riders and so on.
3.When following the x numbers listed in number 1. Madison's may be permitted to be worn.
4.If the group that gathers for an official CMC ride is larger than the provincial laws will allow, then the group will be broke up into smaller groups to live within the guidelines. ie: your province is permitting a gathering of 10 people but 12 bikes show up with a total number of drivers and passengers of 19. Then the ride will be broke up into two groups with up to 10 people in one group and the remainder in another.
5.Official CMC rides will try to limit the number of stops during the ride until further notice.
6.Prior to the start of an official CMC RIDE and during the stops, social distancing of 6 feet WILL be maintained UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
7.Members and guests will be encouraged to wear a mask if they have one, during all stops. This can be a home made, surgical, washable, bandanna, or a biker buff.
8.If an official CMC ride is longer and the group needs to stop for food or washroom facilities...It is recommended to call ahead to a business and assure food service and washrooms are available prior to arrival.If no food or services are available it might be a good suggestion to pack a lunch...This way the ride can stop in a more isolated location with less people around. Supporting the restaurants and diners is going to be important in the coming months...just make sure you plan ahead.
9.We ask that all riders try to have and use hand sanitizer on a regular basis during rides and gatherings.
10.Now this is the hard one. While we are under the Covid-19 guidelines we ask our members to refrain from hugging, shaking hands, or any personal contact.
11.Wearing the Madison is permitted as long as the guidelines are being adhered to...but only when provincial guidelines allow it.
These guidelines are being put forward by your national board members...we have all had input into this outline and we feel we have come up with a fair plan to allow us to come out of the Covid19 crisis with as little negative impact upon the CMC as a whole as possible.
THE CMC NATIONAL BOARD