STMHA COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE, News (St. Thomas Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
STMHA COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE
Submitted By President on Fri 09 03, 21

The St. Thomas Minor Hockey Association recognizes the significant impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on sports and recreation.  We have heard how important hockey is to our families, coaches, and participants, and are committed to doing what is necessary to keep our participants on the ice, and our rinks as safe as possible for the coming season.



Earlier this week Alliance Hockey had implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy for all participants 12 years of age and older, and today the OMHA has also followed suit.   In keeping with the most recent recommendations for amateur sports leagues, and the mandates from both STMHA Governing Bodies; STMHA will now require proof of COVID-19 immunization for all coaches, volunteers, bench staff, and participants who are eligible for vaccination (including those born in or before 2009), unless exempted. 

Eligible participants will require to bring proof of having received their first dose before their first tryout skate and be considered fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021This means that a participant must have their second dose before October 16, 2021.

Further details regarding the qualification of an exemption, as well as how to submit proof of vaccination, will be available in the STMHA Vaccination Policy, which will be posted on our website in the next few days.

As our community begins to see the effects of a possible 4th wave of this pandemic, and as the frequency of COVID-19 cases in amateur group sports continues to increase, STMHA believes that mandatory vaccination is an important step to support our community’s efforts to prevent the spread of this virus.  

Ensuring that all eligible individuals are fully vaccinated will provide us the best opportunity to keep our participants on the ice and participating in regular team play. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please forward them to our association Risk Manager, Diana Wilson via email: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you all back at the arena soon! 

STMHA Board of Directors
This article has been viewed 5482 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 07
    Sep
    Organization
    Recently the Coach Selection Committee comprised of board of directors of St Thomas Minor Hockey and Port Stanley Minor Hockey authorized the following head coaching appointments for the upcoming 2022-2023 season:
  • 01
    Sep
    Organization
    At their August 2022 meeting the 2022-2023 STMHA Board of Directors approved the following head coach appointments:
  • 25
    Aug
    Organization
    We are asking all players who will be coming to tryouts to fill out out the attached form.  This is for residential players and NRP's.  We need to let coaches know who to expect at tryouts.   Please note that signing up for tryouts does not mean you ...
  • 15
    Aug
    Organization
    In need of Funding??  There are a couple programs out there to assist Hockey Assist-pays upto $500 per player https://assistfund.hockeycanadafoundation.ca/en/index.html Jumpstart-pays upto $300 per ...
  • 02
    Aug
    Organization
    STMHA is offering 4 prep phase skating sessions to any registered players or goalies between U8-U13. The fee for this will be $40.00 for the 4 skates and will be payable at the first skate There are 40 spots available for each age group and are on ...
  • 22
    Jul
    Organization
    St Thomas Minor Hockey Association is now accepting proposals for hockey development.  Any interested partied please contact Chris Jones [email protected] for more information, the deadline for proposals is Monday August 15. For more ...
  • 20
    Jul
    Organization
    We are currently accepting timekeepers applications.  We are looking for applicants 12 year or older.  To apply please click following link....please note previous timekeepers must re-apply. Deadline for applications Aug 15 2022 Stmha is ...
  • 30
    Jun
    Organization
    STMHA will be offering 2 U8/U9 MD teams.  These teams will be tiered.  Tier 1 and Tier 2.  These teams will play out of the Shamrock league MD is considered neither Rep or Local League hockey. However Residential Restrictions apply for MD ...
Printed from stmha.net on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 10:09 AM