COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Protocol - November 24, 2021
Statement on Provincial COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination – Nov. 24/21
Since September 22, 2021, the Province of Ontario required patrons to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with proof of identification to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings.
These requirements apply to the following Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge facilities:
· Nor West Arena
· Murillo Community Hall
· Rosslyn Community Hall
Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate. Children who are 11 years of age and younger are exempt from these requirements.
Since Oct. 14/21 coaches, officials and volunteers of organized sports are subject to proof of vaccination per Instructions issued by the Medical Officer of Health. Previously these persons were exempt from proof of vaccination.
Youths aged 12 to 17 are now required by the Municipality to provide proof of vaccination to participate in organized sports. This rule is consistent with vaccination mandates of other organizations including Hockey Northwestern Ontario.
All individuals subject to the requirements entering a facility need to check in with municipal employees or other authorized persons and show proof of vaccination and proof of identification. For Ontarians proof of vaccination is the provincial vaccination receipt with or without a QR code. Vaccination receipts can be downloaded at the following website: https://covid-19.ontariohealth.ca (click the link and scroll to bottom of page to agree to terms and select Continue). Either paper or electronic versions are accepted.
This only applies to individuals entering for recreational, sport, entertainment, hospitality and meeting purposes. All individuals conducting business or performing work at the affected municipal facilities are not subject to the proof of vaccination requirement.
We are requesting persons with concerns regarding requirement for proof of vaccination or exemptions to first review the information provided through the links in this Statement, including the Municipality’s COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Protocol. Thereafter persons with concerns regarding requirement for proof of vaccination or exemptions may contact the Municipal Office and speak to the CAO/Clerk or Director of Operations.
The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge is committed to hosting events and activities at its facilities in a manner to reduce the risks of entry and transmission of COVID-19 in the facilities. With your cooperation these objectives can be achieved.
Wayne Hanchard, CAO/Clerk