We are excited to return to the rinks this week and to see the players continue their seasons. With this said there are updates today (Feb 2nd, 2022) to last weeks guidelines for the local arenas for Spectators, Players and Coaching staff. Please read the following and understand the following and if you have any questions please reach out to you divisional directors.
There has been no change to capacity requirements and our previously communicated capacity for on ice or spectating, will remain at 60 for on ice and 2 spectators per participant for the initial 21 days. This will ensure compliance with all aspects of facility entry (POV, Screening) as well as limit capacity numbers in the facility to remain below 50% in all areas.
2) Physical Distancing- Common Areas and Dressing Rooms
Please note that PPH has confirmed that physical distancing isno longer requiredin facilities with POV requirements. This will no longer affect dressing room capacities and assignments as well. While this will be removed; we still do encourage distancing from non-household members and remind that masks continue to be worn at all times except during activity, or consuming food and/beverage (see below).
3) Active Screening
As an additional follow up-please note the following change to our active screening process which will take immediate effect starting today (Feb 2nd):
Active screening/contact tracing using our online tool will no longer be required. A question poster will be displayed prior to entry as well as at our POV check in station where individuals will now be asked the following question by City staff/Third Party security :
“Do you currently have any symptoms, have you travelled outside Canada, or been a close contact/instructed to self isolate? “
All Rep teams will continue to screen using the Sportsheadz App before all PHA events.
4) Food and Beverage
Please note that food and beverage will now be permitted. This must be consumed while seated as per the regulation, and we remind individuals that there should be no close contact with non-household members while unmasked to consume and F&B item.
5) Safety Plans
Updated safety plan from all users will be required to be completed. We are reviewing our online form for our safety plans and will communicate an updated link and details to update your plans based on the various changes with the regulations. Previous plans submitted will be acceptable for Monday and until further notice.
As previously communicated in updates in December, please note the change that all patrons must present an enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code prior to entry. Businesses and organizations must scan the QR code using the Verify Ontario app, which will be done by security and or City staff (during non-prime hrs). The enhanced vaccine certificate is a more secure and convenient way to have your proof of vaccination verified. Vaccine receipts without a QR code are no longer accepted. Please see below resources for additional information and to access downloading your certificate.
· Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
· How to get your COVID-19 vaccine certificate
In addition to this, it is our understanding that only an Ontario vaccine receipt with an enhanced QR code will be accepted. Doses received out of province can be registered with PPH using the following:
1. Complete the online registration form hereOR
2. Email [email protected]