RECENT COVID-19 VACCINE CERTIFICATE POLICY UPDATES
posted Sep 22, 2021, 12:38 PM
Dear PCSC Families,
We are thrilled to see everyone back on the ice and their fabulous progress. Thank you for your cooperation with the protocols. Please take a moment to read over the newest regulations and safety protocols, as they will be in effect as of next week!
In accordance with Peel Public Health Guidance, anyone 12 and older entering the arena, must be fully vaccinated (you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot) unless you have a medical exemption. All skaters are required to wear a mask while on the ice. At the present time, there are no changes in requirements for skaters aged 5-11. We will continue to monitor and follow all Peel Public Health Guidelines.
If you are planning on leaving Canada over the holidays, please be aware of current Canadian Travel Guidance regarding re-entry into the country, which can be found here: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#children
New Vaccine Certificate Policy in Effect as of September 22, 2021
In alignment with the Ontario government, and for the safety of all PCSC members, families, coaches, and volunteers, the City of Mississauga and Port Credit Skating Club will be implementing the COVID-19 vaccination certificate program starting September 22, 2021.
Please review the following link for more information regarding “Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act” click here: https://www.health.gov.on.ca
What does this mean for you as a PCSC Member or family?
Upon entry to the rink, an Ambassador will be asking skaters aged 12 and older, parents/guardians and any spectator over the age of 12 attending skating sessions to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 that has been administered at least 14 days prior to arrival. Until the Ontario Vaccine Passport App becomes available in October, proof of vaccination includes: Your official receipt of a second dose of an approved COID-19 vaccine As well as, Government photo ID (i.e., Drivers’ License, Health Card, or Passport)
Please Note: We ask that only one parent/guardian attend the skating session, but all who enter are expected to provide proof of vaccination before entry to the rink each day. We recommend saving your receipt to your mobile device for quick access and to ensure a smooth transition into the arena.
Click here to download your COVID-19 Vaccine receipt: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
According to the Ontario regulations, the only exemptions permitted for unvaccinated people are for those with an approved medical exemption who show a doctor’s note (or digital vaccine certificate once the medical exemptions can be integrated to an online version), as well as any skater under the age of 18 (not spectator).
We truly appreciate your patience as we roll out this new phase of regulations by the government and all that will be rolled out as the “new normal” with regards to the vaccine program is put into place.
In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect those most vulnerable, our coaching staff will be taking many precautions (i.e., masked at all times, skate assists should a child need assistance, distance as much as possible) and are all double vaccinated.
PCSC Safety Protocols Recap
1) Only one parent/guardian per skater is to enter the rink to assist and remain a spectator.
2) We strongly suggest dressing your child prior to your arrival at the arena.
3) Hard skate guards are to be worn to enter the rink and exit.
4) Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your skating session.
5) Please have necessary documentation ready upon arrival.
6) All persons over the age of 2 must wear a mask while inside the arena; both on and off the ice.
7) Please minimize the time spent in change rooms, hallways and entry/exit ways to ensure adequate social distancing and be considerate of others in this shared space.
We appreciate your ongoing cooperation in ensuring that the Port Credit Skating Club remains safe for all. We look forward to seeing you at the rink and ready to skate!
Stay Safe & Consider Others,
Your PCSC Board of Directors & Coaches