Please read the following important information regarding Proof of Vaccination:
Recently, OMHA announced their policy requiring those eligible (12yrs of age & older - 2009 birth year & before) must be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to October 31st 2021 to avoid interruption of participation in activities.
The HKPR Health Unit and City of Kawartha Lakes also released documents supporting the Government of Ontario Proof of Vaccination date of September 22nd 2021 with guidance regarding the operation of their facilities.
What does this mean for Lindsay Minor Hockey and our members?
STARTING SEPTEMBER 22nd:
Youth under 18yrs of age that are LMHA registered & actively participating in indoor organized sport (training, practices, games & competitions) AND coaches, volunteers, & officials associated with organized sport will not yet be asked to show their Proof of Vaccination to enter the arena
This does not apply to spectators who must show ID & Proof of Vaccination (2nd dose received 14 days prior to Sept.22) to the Covid Rep before entering the arena (youth 12-17yrs old do not need to show ID, just Proof of Vaccination)
If exempt, you must show proof of an exemption before entering the arena
All eligible registered participants must show LMHA their Proof of Vaccination (2nd dose received 14 days prior to the deadline) to avoid interruptions in programming *(LMHA will begin the process of verifying all registered participants’ Proof of Vaccinations beginning in October)
Any participant exemptions must be applied for and approved by OMHA
OMHA Exemption Application Form: https://form.jotform.com/212446027965055
Acceptable documents serving as evidence of COVID-19 vaccination include:
A digital or physical Dose Administration Receipt
Medical records signed by a licensed healthcare provider indicating vaccine name & date(s) of administration
Government verification/language (ie: Government issued vaccine passport or card)
To obtain a copy of your Ontario Proof of Vaccination: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
For Apple iPhone users: to convert your vaccination receipt to an Apple Wallet Pass: https://grassroots.vaccine-ontario.ca/
Important to remember:
These policies are made by the Government, OMHA, local Health Units & municipalities. As the programming we provide is regulated by these bodies and conducted inside their facilities, LMHA is obligated to follow them or risk our ability to provide this programming.
As to be expected, the first few days are going to be bumpy as we adjust our routines once again. Please allow extra time when arriving and be kind to each other & our volunteers, especially in front of our young players; we’re all working hard to provide an environment that is both safe & enjoyable for our children who are excited to be back at the rink playing the sport that they love so much! We understand the difficult decisions faced by some due to these changes and we appreciate your patience and continued cooperation.
Covid-19 Screening & Protocols must still continue to be completed & followed by everyone entering the arenas prior to each & every ice time. The links to complete screenings for your participant’s age division are found under the highlighted tab “Covid-19 Screening Tools” on the LMHA website https://lindsayminorhockey.com/
**Remember!** Participants & spectators are to enter the arena together as a group no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled ice time and vacate the arena no later than 10 minutes after your ice time!
Please read through the documents below and familiarize yourself with the new policies:
(these documents can also be found in the LMHA online Library under Covid Protocols)