Changes to Vaccination Requirements to Enter Arena, News (Langton Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Changes to Vaccination Requirements to Enter Arena
Submitted By LAMHA on Friday, December 17, 2021
Please read notification changes from Norfolk County BELOW, with important dates, and changes to the process for entering, and participation in Recreational Facilities in Norfolk (which includes arenas). 

This affects everyone, so all LAMHA players and coaches will also have to show QR Code to participate in activities at the Langton Arena (details of how to get the required code are at the very bottom of this article)




Message from Norfolk County:
Good afternoon recreation facility users,

While we had thought that we were beginning to put COVID behind us, the new Omicron variant is throwing a wrench into the system. On December 10th, the Province announced a number of upcoming changes to the proof of vaccination requirements.

Therefore, a change to our protocols will be required. These changes will affect everyone so please read below:

BEGINNING DECEMBER 20, 2021, access to Recreation facilities by youth in the 12 to 17 age categories will require proof of vaccination. The exemption for this age cohort for participation in organized sport has been removed.

BEGINNING JANUARY 4, 2022, access to all recreation facilities will require the use of the province’s Verify Ontario App. This will mean that all patrons of the facility will be required to provide a vaccine passport with the QR code visible. Both digital & paper copies will be acceptable as the app will scan both. Vaccine passports WITHOUT the QR code will NO longer be accepted. If you do not have a passport with the QR code, you can download it on the provincial government’s vaccination portal. (Instructions have been included at the bottom of this email) If you have no ability to do this yourself and you have no access to friends or family who can do it on your behalf, our Customer Service Team at the Simcoe Recreation Centre may be available to assist you. 

BEGINNING JANUARY 10, 2022, medical and clinical exemptions will require a certificate with a QR code as well. Doctors’ notes will no longer be accepted. For more information on this, please read below as well. Unfortunately, access to our rinks, pool & multipurpose areas will require enforcement of these new changes.  We thank you in advance for your understanding & cooperation. Together we can beat this. Let’s all have a safe & healthy holiday season! 


Below is an Excerpt from the Province of Ontario Backgrounder – Dec 10, 2021 – Responding to Omicron and Protecting Our Progress

 

How to obtain your enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code:

 

Visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-proof/

The QR code can be used digitally or by printing a paper copy. Individuals can download here their enhanced certificate with QR code. Individuals can visit their local library or can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their vaccine certificate mailed to them. They can also visit a Service Ontario Centre to receive a printed copy.

You do not need to download an app. You only need the QR code from the provincial vaccine portal.

 

Strengthening the verification of medical or clinical trial exemptions


Starting on December 15, 2021, Ontario will begin a new process to provide an enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate with QR code for individuals who have an eligible medical exemption or are participating in an active, Health Canada Approved COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.

To obtain an enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code, individuals who have an eligible medical exemption must ask an Ontario physician or registered nurse in the extended class to submit their exemption directly to the public health unit where the issuer’s practice is located.

The vaccine trial Principal Investigator for a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial can submit an exemption, with the written or verbal consent of the trial participant, directly to the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre.

Once an individual’s exemption is reviewed and entered into COVaxON by the public health unit, they will be able to access their enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code through the COVID-19 vaccination portal.

Medical exemptions issued outside of Ontario are not eligible for an enhanced vaccine certificate. This new process will help combat fraud, offer greater protection of personal health information, and ease burden on businesses.

Organizations and businesses that are required to take part in Ontario’s proof-of-vaccination system will be advised to no longer accept physician notes beginning January 10, 2022.

This article has been viewed 468 times.
View AllOur Sponsors
  • Abode Home + Cottage
  • Country Fork
  • The PRINN
    
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit Langton Minor Hockey on Facebook
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 28
    Jan
    Organization
    The time has finally arrived! Please keep an eye on the organizational calendar below as ice times are actively being loaded.  Please keep checking your team's schedule on a regular basis as this is a work in progress and games are still being ...
  • 21
    Jan
    Organization
    Leafs !  As we are sure you have all heard, Premier Ford is lifting some restrictions that will allow us to return to the ice on Jan 31/22.  Once Norfolk County and OMHA gives us direction on  procedures and arena protocols, we will post updates ...
  • 03
    Jan
    Organization
    Happy New Year, Leafs! Not the start to 2022 we were hoping for.  As we are sure you have heard, Premier Ford has moved Ontario into a modified Step 2, which means all indoor recreational sports are on hold for at least 3 weeks (Wednesday Jan ...
  • 17
    Dec
    Organization
    Hockey Moms will be upstairs at the arena for pickup SATURDAY Dec 18 10 am - 1 pm If you are unable to make it Saturday, please text Crystal at 519-429-1748
  • 15
    Dec
    Organization
    Greetings, Leafs ! Stay tuned for spirit wear order pick up in the very near future - once pick up date is confirmed, it will be posted on our website and Facebook page.  We appreciate your patience - we know some of these items may be wrapped ...
  • 20
    Oct
    Organization
    Attention coaches/volunteers! What:  Norfolk OPP background checks When: This Saturday Oct 23 Time:  9 am - 4 pm Where:  Simcoe OPP detachment (Highway 3)  Please click on link below for more ...
  • 13
    Oct
    Organization
    Langton Leaf Families! Hockey moms will be selling Langton Leaf Apparel and Accessories for the 21-22 season! An email with the order form has been sent or please see below. Helmet-Decals-Plus langton-hockey-moms-2021-order-form-3 We will ...
  • 21
    Sep
    Organization
    Please find the details regarding Norfolk County’s protocol for arena entry for all spectators coming to the arena to watch their child play hockey.  This will be implemented as of Sept 22/21.  Proof of vaccination WILL be required for ...
Printed from langtonminorhockey.com on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:18 AM