SMMHA COVID-19 Protocols (Updated September 1, 2022)
As previously announced back in March 2022, the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) announced it's removal of the OHF COVID-19 Vaccination policy for the 2022-23 season. Currently, there are no plans to reinstate these requirements.
The SMMHA would like to emphasize that all programs, regardless of level, are ultimately required to adhere to all public health, municipal and facility policies, and directives, if more restrictive than the current provincial guidelines.
Please remember that hockey operates within the larger community and as such restrictions may be imposed by various entities (ex. government, public health unit(s), facilities, municipalities, etc.) and/or the OHF itself. Regardless, it is strongly encouraged to consider getting vaccinated.
Finally, the SMMHA recognizes that whether an individual chooses to get vaccinated or not is a personal choice. The SMMHA has and will continue to have a zero-tolerance policy for any form of harassment or bullying as it relates to any individual's personal choice on this matter.