Further to the Provincial announcement this afternoon, the Township of Woolwich has asked us to make you aware of some changes to Proof of Vaccination that may affect participants / parents / spectators:
- Delaying the lifting of proof of vaccination requirements beyond January 17, 2022, aligned with the reopening plan that stipulated that doing so was contingent on the absence of concerning trends.
- Effective January 4, 2022, requiring the use of the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code and the Verify Ontario app in settings where proof of vaccination is required. The QR code can be used digitally or by printing a paper copy. Individuals can download their enhanced certificate with QR code by visiting https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
- Strengthening the verification process for medical exemptions and clinical trial exemptions by requiring a certificate with a QR code. Organizations and businesses that are under the provincial proof-of-vaccination system will be advised to no longer accept physician notes as of January 10, 2022.
- Effective December 20, 2021, requiring proof of vaccination for youth aged 12 to 17 years participating in organized sports at recreational facilities.
This means that all staff and players (12 and over), in addition to parents and spectators, must provide proof of vaccination and the COVID screening when entering the arena as of December 20th. You CANNOT bypass the screening at the entry due to being on a Woolwich Wild team. Please be aware that the additional vaccination checking may result in some delays getting everyone into our facilities.
Please be sure your daughter has a copy of their vaccination certificate with the QR code at all ice times.
These changes will apply to all arenas, not just those in Woolwich.
Thanks for your continued understanding and patience.