Updated Proof of Vaccination Protocols Begin December 20th, News (Guelph Minor Hockey Association)

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Dec 19, 2021 | Murray Saramak | 1205 views
Updated Proof of Vaccination Protocols Begin December 20th
Based on changes to the Provincial regulations, the requirements to enter recreation facilities have been changed.   Please familiarize yourself and prepare for these updated protocols to enter City of Guelph and University of Guelph facilities.

Effective December 20, 2021, proof of vaccination is required for youth aged 12 years and older participating in organized sports and drop-in sports at recreation facilities. All recreation facilities are now equipped to scan your Verify Ontario QR codes and check identification (those aged 17 years or younger can show photocopies of identification) at the door.  Individuals will not be subject to the updated vaccine requirements until they are 12 years and 12 weeks.

Effective January 4, 2022, enhanced vaccine and exemption certificates with the QR code are required when entering recreation facilities. You can download your easy to access QR code on the provincial website.

Medical exemptions and clinical trial exemptions are required to verify using a certificate with a QR code. 
Starting January 10, 2022, physician notes are no longer accepted.


Entering Recreation Facilities


Every time before entering recreation facilities, individuals must be prepared with the following:

  1. Everyone aged 12 years and older must show proof of vaccination and government issued identification.
  2. City of Guelph facilities - Complete the City of Guelph screening form.  One member of each family (an adult where one is attendance) will sign their contact information and phone number for the purpose of contact tracing. 
  3. U of G facilities - U of G Screening Form completed (Safe Gryphon app) and be prepared to show your green checkmark.


It is the responsibility of the individual or adult of the youth to ensure they have their QR code and identification prior to entering recreation facilities. Not being aware of these changes or not having these items will result in denied entry. 


Thank you for your continued patience and adherence to public health protocols as we continue to navigate these changes.