Vaccine Requirements - Action required, News (Sarnia Girls Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Vaccine Requirements - Action required
Submitted By Leanne Vidler on Sat 10 09, 21
After reviewing the OWHA Vaccination policy released October 4th, 2021 we will now be collecting proof of full vaccination for all players and bench staff born in 2009 and earlier.

These are emailed directly to myself and Jen, you do not need to collect these for your team.

Proof of Vaccination by division:FUNdamentals, U9 and U11: Bench staff only is required
U13: Some players and all bench staff required
U15 and U18:  All players and bench staff required

Families and Bench Staff,


On Monday, September 27, 2021, the OWHA met with Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province of Ontario.Pursuant to this meeting, effective immediately, it is mandatory, as a condition of eligibility to participate in any OWHA-sanctioned activity, that everyone born in 2009 and earlier must be fully vaccinated (2 shots plus 14 days) as soon as possible and by no later than November 1, 2021. This includes all players, staff and volunteers, including coaches, trainers and officials. The only exemption from this requirement is for two specific medical reasons which must be approved by the OWHA and not our organization. Contact Tara Paisley if you require the form to submit your vaccination exemption to the OWHA.


As of Sept 22nd, all spectators are required to be fully vaccinated to enter the arenas. Security has been hired by the city to manage this.  Under the provincial rules around youth sports, all players have until November 1st to be fully vaccinated. This includes the 2 weeks following their second dose. Anyone not meeting this requirement will be removed from participating until they have met this requirement. All players (born in 2009 or earlier) and coaches must submit proof of full vaccination by email to our compliance executive Tara Paisley at [email protected] or Vice President Jen Tomkins at  [email protected]. Vaccine receipts can be downloaded from the Ontario health website https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ and attached as a pdf to an email.  This information will be used October 17, 2021 (last day to be fully vaccinated by the November 1st requirement) to determine who will be able to continue with the organization in both player and volunteer capacities.  If the vaccination status has not been received and cleared by our executive you will be removed from the roster and unable to participate in OWHA sanctioned activities until this has been received and cleared. As with police checks the data will be stored in a secure location and destroyed when it is no longer needed for the season.  


As an organization we are doing what is required to keep our teams on the ice and our girls and families safe.  Please remember all of the individuals working in our organization on and off the ice are here in a volunteer capacity so these girls can play hockey.  Please treat them all with respect. 


Thank you 


Sarnia Girls Hockey Executive


 

Note regarding players born in 2010 or later:  The policy states; “At the present time, no vaccines have been approved by Health Canada for children born in 2010 or later. However, once such a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved, the OWHA will re- evaluate this Policy and consider whether or not to extend the definition of Vaccine-Eligible Players to include players born in those years. Further, at the present time, any player born in 2010, and who has begun the 2021/2022 OWHA season ineligible because of their age to receive an Accepted COVID-19 Vaccine, will not be required to complete their series of an Accepted COVID-19 Vaccine to finish the season.

This article has been viewed 255 times.
View AllOur Sponsors
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit Sarnia Girls Hockey on Facebook
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 19
    May
    Organization
    We are very excited to announce a big change for Sarnia Junior Lady Sting!
  • 19
    May
    Organization
    Now that the first wave of tryouts are behind us, we want to say congratulations to all our players who made the U13, U15 and U18 teams. Thank you to those players and families that are returning!  ❤️And a big “Welcome to the family” to players ...
  • 03
    May
    Organization
    We have a couple openings for the girls U13 team. This team will be competing at the B level.  Please contact Jim Lukenda if you are interested and want to play with a fun and challenging group this fall.  
  • 02
    May
    Organization
    We are looking to ice a third team at the U18 level.   Anyone interested in coaching or playing should contact Maureen Leckie @ 519-328-3758 or email at [email protected]
  • 25
    Apr
    Organization
    The times for the U18 second team have been updated. Monday 4/25 730PM PASA Tuesday 4/26 630PM PASA Thursday 4/28 530PM PASA This was done to lessen the conflict with the Sarnia sting games on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • 22
    Apr
    Organization
    We are pleased to announce that Chad Cox has been chosen to coach the second U18 team.   There will be some schedule changes for the next set of tryouts.  Please watch the site for announcements.
  • 19
    Apr
    Organization
    Please note that the times for tryouts for 4/23 (Saturday)  U13 time is 12-1PM PASA2 U15 time is 1-2PM PASA2 U18 time is 2-3PM PASA2 Dates for second team will be put in when the teams are announced.
  • 29
    Mar
    Organization
    2022-2023 Tryout Dates for U13, U15 and U18 have been selected (see below). The Registration Package through RAMP is now available. Please register via the link below for your tryout. The one time tryout fee is $100 per participant. This is to ...
Printed from sarniagirlshockey.com on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4:42 AM