Sep 30, 2021 | EGMHA Webmaster (JM) | 525 views
Important update from Town of EG
IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE TOWN OF EAST GWILLIMBURY REGARDING THE YORK REGION PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021.
York Region Public Health has the governing authority to develop policies and mandates that apply across York Region. Early yesterday morning, York Region Public Health issued the following directive via a Letter of Instruction for Sports Facilities.
Effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, the Instructions to persons responsible for facilities where organized sports are played and/or practiced:
"Require each person, age 12 years and older, at the point of entry, who attends the indoor area of the facility for the purpose of (a) actively participating in organized sports, (b) coaching, officiating at organized sports or volunteering or (c) spectating at organized sports to provide identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or a valid medical exemption."
The Town of East Gwillimbury respects and supports the Letter of Instruction by the Region of York that will require those aged 12-17, and coaches/volunteers/officials to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in organized sport as necessary to limiting the spread of COVID-19. Due to operational considerations the Town will request compliance of the public as of October 1st 2021, but full enforcement will not take place until November 1, 2021. As a result, at this time, no individual, who is currently exempt because they are participating in an organized sport (participants aged 12-17 years or coaches/volunteers/officials) will be turned away if they are unable to provide proof of vaccination or medical exemption until October 31, 2021.
What this means for our members, is that because OMHA already has put a vaccination requirement in place for October 31st, participants aged 12-17, entering the EG Sports Complex for the purposes of playing hockey will only need to show proof of full vaccination as of November 1st.
EGMHA appreciates the support of the Town of EG in helping to ensure our players who this may affect will still be able to participate in hockey activities.