What does this mean for the Oakville Rangers?
As we continue to navigate this situation and work in consultation with the OMHA and the Town of Oakville, we endeavor to keep the membership updated with the most recent developments surrounding COVID-19 and how it impacts our programming.
The Government of Ontario announced on Sept. 1, 2021 its decision to require proof of full vaccination (two doses plus 14-day waiting period) for access to select indoor facilities, beginning on Sept. 22, 2021. Within that announcement, “Organized team sports in indoor facilities” was identified as one of the areas requiring proof of full vaccination for access to indoor facilities.
Yesterday, the Government of Ontario released further details clarifying its Proof of Vaccine requirements and further exemptions. Two exemptions identified to indoor facilities being required to show proof of full vaccination were:
- People ho are under 12 years of age;
- People who are under 18 years of age, and who are entering the indoor premises of a facility used for sports and recreational fitness activities solely for the purpose of actively participating in an organized sport.
The Oakville Rangers must abide by the policy directions of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association and the Town of Oakville. The Town is having a meeting with their facility users tonight to discuss the impact of yesterdays announcement on their vaccination policies. As per the announcement of the OMHA below, they look to provide direction on their vaccination policies by Monday September 20.
Once we have received direction from both the Town of Oakville and the OMHA, we will update our vaccination procedures and safety protocols accordingly and update the membership.