COVID-19 INFORMATION

For complete StFX University COVID-19 related information and FAQ's, please CLICK HERE

Welcome back to campus! We are very excited to be welcoming students this fall to our vibrant campus and look forward to offering a variety of athletics and recreational opportunities.

As we look to reboot campus athletics & recreation during this global pandemic, we continue to work closely with the University, following provincial health authority and provincial sport organizations guidelines to reopen and resume operations for the fall 2020 term. To ensure we can safely open, our plans were developed with a priority placed on the health and safety of our students. Reopening plans are based on the most up-to-date information we have and are subject to change depending on many factors largely beyond our control. 

To meet the strict cleaning protocols and physical distancing requirements, our campus athletic & recreational facilities will be operating with reduced capacity and some of our traditional athletic & recreational opportunities are being put on hold. In recognition of this challenge, we have been busy seeking creative programming that will serve our students.  

VARSITY ATHLETICS

Varsity athletic competition has been suspended until January, 2021 as per the communication released from Atlantic University Sport (AUS) on June 8, 2020 - found by CLICKING HERE. There will be no formal games/competition (regular season, playoff or non-conference) in the sports of football, soccer, rugby and cross country this fall season, nor will regular season games be played in the sports of hockey and basketball. Atlantic University Sport will make a decision in October regarding competition in the sports of hockey, basketball and track for January, 2021 and beyond.

At StFX University, varsity teams may begin formalized training with student-athletes as of September 14th for all who have received their StFX green bracelet. All individual and team training sessions must meet Nova Scotia Public Health Return to Sport and specific Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) Return to Play requirements. The health and safety of our student-athletes is at the forefront of all our training sessions.

Please find links below to safety protocols for all StFX varsity sports, as of September 11, 2020. Protocols are subject to change based upon evolving NS Public Health and PSO regulations, and will be continually monitored.

Varsity Athletics Stadium Protocol (Football, Rugby, Soccer, Cross Country)
Varsity Athletics Main Gymnasium Protocol (Basketball)
Varsity Athletics Arena Protocol (Hockey) 
Varsity Athletics Weight Room Protocol
Varsity Athletics Therapy Clinic Protocol
Varsity Athletics COVID-19 Medical Response Plan

Please find links below to Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) websites where specific Return to Play protocols can be found:

Football Nova Scotia
Rugby Nova Scotia
Soccer Nova Scotia
Athletics Nova Scotia
Basketball Nova Scotia
Hockey Nova Scotia

XREC

Facility Hours & Protocols:  Beginning September 14, 2020 until further notice

Welcome back to the XREC Facilities! Here are a few tips when using our facility, please CLICK HERE for complete instructions on accessing the Fitness Centre.

  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to the facility, please review the daily Covid Checklist, Government of NS
  • Mask wearing is mandatory on campus - on the grounds and inside the facility.
  • Proper hand hygiene is recommended to help decrease the spread of COVID-1. Please wash your hands or use hand santizer before and after you use the facility and refer to our Proper Handwashing Guidelines
  • Maintain appropriate Physical Distancing when possible.
  • Please observe proper Washroom Safety Practices while in our recreation facility. 
  • To access the facilities, students, faculty and staff must be wearing their StFX green bracelet.

Please CLICK HERE to access complete updated XREC information, along with all recreational facility availability and hours of operation. 

CLUB SPORTS

Club sport competition has been suspended until January, 2021. StFX club sport teams are nor permitted to compete in any formal games/competition (regular season, playoff or non-conference). A decision on whether StFX competitive club sports will resume in January, 2021 shall be made in October, 2020. 

At StFX University, club teams may begin formalized training with student-athletes as of September 28th for all who have received their StFX green bracelet. All individual and team training sessions must meet Nova Scotia Public Health Return to Sport and specific Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) Return to Play requirements. The health and safety of our student-athletes is at the forefront of all our training sessions. Protocols are subject to change based upon evolving NS Public Health and PSO regulations, and will be continually monitored.

All club sports must be approved for formal training by Manager of Recreation & Club Sports Gerry Balcom and adhere to StFX club sports safety protocols. Visit www.goxgo.ca/sportclubs for a complete listing of StFX club sports and contacts, along with further information.

INTRAMURALS

StFX Intramural staff are back in the office and planning for fall activities! Visit www.goxgo.ca/intramurals for revised fall programming information. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks to Community Advisors and House Presidents. Our goal is to safely offer StFX students activities that meet StFX University and the provincial health authority standards.