Important Vaccine Covid Screening Protocol Update, News (City of Vaughan Hockey)

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Sep 17, 2021 | B. Harte CVHA President | 1971 views
Important Vaccine Covid Screening Protocol Update
Please read the following message as it contains the most up to date vaccination protocol/requirements as per City of Vaughan Facilities and the GTHL's policy.  


On September 15th, the City of Vaughan released its vaccination requirement protocol, for all individuals entering recreation facilities (arenas inclusive). It indicates, as of September 22nd, all individuals 12 years of age and older entering City of Vaughan indoor facilities used for Sport and Fitness activities (arenas inclusive), will require to show proof of double dose vaccination and proof of identification. 


This includes instructors, coaches, volunteers, spectators, parents and guardians of youth involved in sports programs. Exempted from this protocol, are all youth 18 years of age and younger, participating within the facility for an organized sport/league...to include practices, games, tournaments, etc...  
Vaccine Update City of Vaughan Programs and Facilities

On August 25th, the GTHL released their Return to Play Game Plan 2.0. The policy requires all member executives, staff, team officials, timekeepers, on-ice officials, instructors, in-arena employees of the GTHL and players who were born in or before 2009 to be vaccinated. The due date for all players, team officials and volunteers are to be double dose vaccinated, is October 17th.

GTHL Return to Play 2.0


What does this mean:

 

Although there are some discrepancies between the GTHL Return to Play Vaccination Policy and the City of Vaughan’s Facility protocol, we as an association and our members, will be required to comply with both.

 

As of September 22nd, at all City of Vaughan Indoor Facilities (Arenas inclusive), everyone over the age of 12 looking to enter the facilities will be asked to produce proof of a double dose vaccination and proof of identification. Players within our program 18 years of age and younger, participating in an on-ice activity whether it be practice, game or tournament, will be exempt, and "will not" be required to provide proof of vaccination.

 

As of October 17th, all players 12 years of age(players born 2009) and older participating with the CVHA/Vaughan Rangers Programs, will required to be double dose vaccinated and proof of the vaccination will need to be provided to the CVHA (date and process in which to collect this information, is to be determined). 

As noted in the City of Vaughan protocol, and although these players are required to be vaccinated by the October 17th date under the GTHL Policy, the players participating in an on-ice activity whether it be a practice, game or tournament, will not be asked to produce proof of vaccination when entering the facilities. The players proof of vaccination will be a one-time submission, that will allow them to be rostered on a hockey team within our program.

 

These policies/protocols could potentially impact a family for which a parent(s) of a child registered in the program, may not be vaccinated by September 22nd, therefore will not be allowed entrance into the facility. Having said that, our association will not restrict a child from taking part in the on-ice activities. Therefore, until such a time that a parent or guardian can meet the vaccination requirements, arrangements can be made in advance through the team/association, to have the child met at the entrance to the facility by a team official and escorted to and from the arena, allowing the child to participate in the on-ice activity. Or alternative arrangements can be made to have another parent on the team who is vaccinated, escort the child to and from the arena.

 

VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE

 

Every parent/child and volunteer is required to complete & submit the on line COVID Assessment form each time prior to attending all ON ICE activities (this include this weekend’s Skills Sessions)

CVHA House league Covid Screening Form

 

These are extremely challenging unprecedented times which we find ourselves in, and we are determined to get through together.  As an association we will continue to strive and create an opportunity for all the children to participate in our hockey program this season, while at the same time, complying with all Public Health, Municipal and League protocols/requirements.

 

Sincerely,

 

 


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