Laws of Motion - Ottawa's premier Trampoline and Tumbling Centre

Laws of Motion is Ottawa's leading Trampoline, Tumbling, and Parkour club

Covid 19 - Our Approach to Re-opening

While we cannot both be open to the public and also prevent 100% of all germs from spreading, we are proud and confident in the policies and procedures we have put in place that meet or exceed all government recommendations and Gymnastics Ontario guidelines. For these precautions to be as effective as possible, it will require the support and participation of the entire Laws of Motion community.


Regardless of what phase we are in, maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all of our students and families is going to take work and cooperation from our staff, athletes, and parents. We need every family to do their part to practice good hygiene, follow our policies and procedures, and be patient and supportive of our athletes and coaches during this time.This is a stressful, unprecedented, and challenging situation for all of us. It is important to remember we all share the same goal, a safe return of our children’s lives to a sense of normalcy.

14 New Gymnastics Ontario re-opening Guidelines

  1. Clubs are not permitted to begin scheduled COMPETITIVE and RECREATIONAL training until FRIDAY MAY 29 at the earliest, without exception. (We have always followed the guidelines set out by our sanctioning body and will continue to follow Gymnastics Ontario Guidelines)
  2. Clubs will be required to login to Uplifter to accept the mandatory protocols listed here. (This is an administrative task that is not really relevant for clients to know, we simply included it in our list to be thorough, all Gymnastics guidelines and recommendation can be found on the Gymnastics Ontario website if you would like additional details regarding the phased re-opening of Gymnastics Ontario clubs) 

  3.  Inform coaches, administrators, members, parents/guardians and participants of new protocols through email, club website, member receipts, in house telephone communications (If you are reading this, you've found the section of our website addressing Covid-19, all competitive athletes have already received both an email and phone call from their respective coaches. Once recreational classes are allowed we will be reaching out to our recreational athletes as well)

  4. Use a declaration form to be executed by all people attending your facility to declare their understanding of COVID as well as their responsibility to self regulate. (The DECLARATION FORM is currently only available in hard copy format, we are currently looking into finding a way to integrate it into our online waiver form)

  5. Post Government of Ontario approved hand washing and physical distancing protocols in high traffic areas. (I think this one is pretty self explanatory)

  6. Ensure participants and their families are aware (at least through signs) that they may not enter the facility if either they or a household member has had onset of illness with symptoms compatible with suspected or lab-confirmed COVID-19 in the prior 14 days. (Signs have been posted at the entrance of the gym)

  7.  Ensure physical distancing requirements are met. (Gymnastics is an individual sport so human to human contact and close physical proximity is 100% avoidable. With this in mind however, please be aware that coaches will be doing there very best to keep participants separated by at least 6 feet at all times. Kids are kids however and we can not guarantee that 100% of germs will be prevented from spreading within our facility)

  8. Ensure respiratory etiquette is followed by advising individuals to cough or sneeze into one’s arm or a tissue. (I think this one is pretty self explanatory)

  9. Clean/sanitize gymnastics equipment between classes, where possible, and at the end of the day. (All non fabric mats and hard surfaces will be disinfected each night using Vital Oxide)

  10. Once classes are over for the day and all athletes have left all surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected (mats, floors, counters, bathrooms); this needs to be done over and above cleaning the equipment between uses. (All non fabric mats and hard surfaces will be disinfected each night using Vital Oxide)

  11. Prior to coming to work (daily), staff should be required to screen via self-assessment tool, report to their designated supervisor to determine if either they or a household member has had onset of illness with symptoms compatible with suspected or lab-confirmed COVID-19 in the prior 14 days; a log to record the self-assessment should be kept. (All coaches will be screening themselves prior to work, a record will be kept at the gym)

  12. Hands free coaching (no spotting) for competitive programs – i.e. modify training needs to ensure athletes are only doing safe skills, not learning new skills which might require spotting, unless required to prevent injury (this protocol will be in effect until June 30, GO will communicate any updates to this protocol near the end of June). (Coaches will no longer be spotting athletes until this guideline is revised. Practices will mainly focus on physical preparation and fundamental skill work)

  13. Adhere to maximum numbers in the facility and training area as directed by the Province of Ontario (Our theoretical limit for number of athletes in the gym is 56, this far exceeds our own typical training numbers. Prior to the lock down we aimed to never exceed 36 participants in the gym at a time. Given that only competitive athletes are returning to train we will not be exceeding 10 participants in the gym at a time)

  14.  Eliminate pit usage for competitive programs – cover pit with landing mats. (Our facility doesn't have a foam cube pit, so this one is pretty easy for us)