The OHWA has issued a release on mandatory vaccination.
Hello Tiger Families,
The OHWA has issued a release on mandatory vaccination (see below for statement). More updates will be issued by OWHA Wednesday September 8th. At this time, the OGHA has not been advised on the full policy and we do not know the full details. We understand you may have questions, however we ask that you hold off on contacting us until after the OWHA releases the policy. As soon as it is released we will share it with our membership.
Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.
The OWHA continues to address the complexities of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Sept. 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced 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. As soon as the associated regulations are publicly available to review, OWHA will review them in relation to female hockey in Ontario. Based on the Government’s announcement, the mandatory vaccination requirements will include indoor “Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport”.
In light of this development and of various trends, OWHA’s Board of Directors met on Thursday, September 2nd and will be requiring (subject to any additional developments in this area) that, as a condition of participation in the OWHA, players and other participants who were born before 2010 be fully vaccinated as soon as possible and by no later October 17, 2021.