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Announcement: Vaccination Requirement from the Province – PLEASE READ


Hello WCMHA Families,

As previously communicated to you by WCMHA on September 15th, 2021 the Government of Ontario announced its decision to require, beginning on Sept. 22, 2021, proof of full vaccination (two doses plus 14-day waiting period) for access to certain indoor facilities, including indoor “facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities - including rinks.

We have now received confirmation from our facilities and effective September 22nd, 2021, City of Ottawa facilities (including Kinburn Sensplex) will require certain (see chart below) patrons to be fully vaccinated and will have to provide proof of their vaccination status and ID to enter their facilities. For the “Required” patrons, please come prepared with your vaccination certificate and ID to enter arenas in our area. Anyone who cannot provide proof of the required documents will not be allowed entry.

***We understand that this may cause a delay in gaining access to the facility and once again we ask for your patience, kindness and understanding in the days ahead. ***

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ARENA PATRONS:

Setting

Patron

Proof of Vaccination

Indoor premises of a facility used for sports and recreational activities - arenas

Youth under 18 years of age actively participating in sport (our language – hockey)

Not required

All Bench Staff (coaches, trainers, on ice helpers), Officials, Team Managers, Third Party Instructors and Association Volunteers Executive

Not required

Youth spectating who are eligible for the vaccine

Required (unless they qualify for exemption)

Adult 18+ including parents, guardians of youth participating in sport

Required (unless they qualify for exemption)

OTHER FACILITIES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • We know that the WCMHA has a presence outside of City of Ottawa facilities and as such we ask that you please follow the instructions posted by these facilities as they will vary from rink to rink.

  • Please see attached for Sensplex Rinks: https://www.sensplex.ca/covidresponseplan/