HHMH COVID Protocols (Halton Hills Minor Hockey)

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HHMH COVID Protocols

Please check often for updates as the situation is always fluid.

Links:

OMHA Vaccination Policy

Town of Halton Hills Vaccination Policy

Town of Halton Hills Vaccine Certificate Program FAQ


Recent Announcement from Town of Halton Hills

Capacity limit restrictions lifted for indoor recreational facilities

 

On Friday October 22, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced a Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long Termwhich includes lifting remaining capacity restrictions in place where proof of vaccination is required.  In addition, the Halton Region Medical Officer of Health announced specific measures required for recreational facilities, including proof of vaccinations for all participants over 12 years of age and the need to keep 2m physical distancing measures in place; see https://www.halton.ca/The-Region/News/2021/Halton%E2%80%99s-MOH-issues-instructions-for-indoor-sports

  



Town of Halton Hills User Group Protocols (updated Nov 26, 2021)

 

As a result of the Halton Region Public Health directive, as of November 26, 2021 anyone over the ages of 12+ must show proof of identification & proof of vaccination against COVID19.


An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received:

• The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines, or

• One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or

• Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada.

• and they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days (about 2 weeks) before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.

In reading the regulations, the following is highlighted for facilities for recreation and sport.

• Proof of being fully vaccinated and proof of identification (or proof of being entitled to another exemption) is required for participants and spectators 12 years and older (including parents or guardians of youth actively participating in an organized sport).

• Proof of vaccination (or proof of being entitled to an exemption) is NOW required for workers or volunteers, including coaches and officials.

• All children shall be afforded a “grace period” of 12 weeks (about 3 months) from their 12th birthday during which they must provide identification in accordance with these Instructions but are relieved of the requirement to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to allow a reasonable opportunity for this to be completed.


Use the link below to obtain proof of vaccination.

https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/

Please note that additional measures are being taken at our entrances to help speed up the check-in process.

We ask for your patience during this time as we may experience delays within facilities Town of Halton Hills User Group Protocols- Effective Nov 26th , 2021

• Individuals are encouraged to always follow physical distancing guidelines while in the building.


Please review facility signage and follow guidelines and directions from staff.

• Masks must be worn inside the facility unless actively participating in a physical activity.

• Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby and playing area.

• A COVID-19 screening protocol is in effect at all municipal facilities. Screening questions adhere to direction from Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health to help determine the likelihood of a person’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Effective November 26th, 2021, facility users will be asked by staff to perform a self-assessment based on the COVID-19 screening questions which will be posted at each facility. Simpletrack online screening will remain in place for visitors, spectators, and non-registered participants. We kindly ask that everyone continues to adhere to public health measures and avoid entering facilities if feeling unwell. To access the screening, go to haltonhills.ca/simpletrack.

• Capacity limits in areas such as changerooms & meeting rooms will remain in effect for participants under 12 years of age. If maximum capacities are being met in a particular space, we ask that patrons wait until others leave the space before entering.

• Changeroom occupancy differs in each facility/rink depending on the specific room size, additional bench seating will be made available outside of the change room.

• Players are encouraged to come partially dressed to avoid any delays.

• There is no standing or congregating in the lobby area. To assist with this please go to the assigned room/area when entering and then exit the facility immediately after the activity/event is finished.

• Coaches and instructors are responsible for supervising their participants and to ensure all protocols including 6’ distancing off ice/floor and facility requirements are being followed.

• Town staff will maintain cleaning and sanitization in all high use areas (washrooms, lobbies, entrances, benches & dressing rooms). Town of Halton Hills User Group Protocols- Effective Nov 26th , 2021


To enter the facility all patrons ages 12+ must bring the following

• Proof of Vaccination (Fully vaccinated including 14-day period after receiving 2nd dose)

• Government Issued ID (Birth certificate, Citizenship card, Driver’s license, Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card including health card, Indian Status Card /Indigenous Membership Card, Passport, Permanent Resident card

• Complete COVID Screening questionnaire (Complete on site or through Simple Track www.haltonhills.ca/simpletrack )


Entering the Facility

• To avoid delays, we encourage groups to use the designated entrance that their game/rental is on.

Mold-Masters SportsPlex
▪ Alcott & Fernbrook – Southeast entrance (under canopy)
▪ TransCanada – Main Northeast Entrance (near stairs)
▪ Saputo – Rear West Entrance


Acton Area
▪ Townsley- Main front entrance
▪ Leisure Pad – Main front entrance
▪ McKnight – West side entrance


• The Town Ambassador will ask each patron entering the facility for proof of vaccination for those that are ages 12+ & government issued identification (Health Card, Passport, Driver’s license etc). This requirement will now include 12–17-year-olds participating in organized sports, coaches, volunteers, and sport officials, all of whom were previously exempt from providing identification and proof of vaccination/medical exemption.


• The Town Ambassador will ask each patron to read & answer the posted COVID19 screening questions prior to entry. Patrons may also choose to continue using the Simple track screening questionnaire and display the green check mark upon entry.