COVID Protocols (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

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SMMHA COVID-19 Protocols   (Effective September 22, 2021)


- The Town has launched a form available through QR Code (see flow chart below) or here for the visitor screen/contact tracing for the PRC. Security will be checking for a green checkmark that identifies the screening was done for the PRC – Arena, and that the date is the correct date for access.  One screen form must be completed per household as everyone in the household must be COVID-symptom free to enter.  (Please note that regardless of vaccination status, if anyone from your household is awaiting a COVID test result, no one from your household will be allowed into the PRC). Paper copies of a screening form will still be available for people who choose.  They will need to be filled out and shown to security, and will be kept on file for 30 days for contact tracing. 

- Please sanitize your hands, wear a mask at all times and maintain a distance of 6ft from people outside of their household. Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

- Only players and coaching/team staff will be allowed in the dressing room area. For U7 and U9 players, one caregiver per player may assist with skates and helmets. For U11 and older, bench staff will assist with skates and helmets;

- Players are strongly encouraged to arrive at the arena fully dressed except for helmets and skates;

- You may not arrive more than 15 minutes before your ice time and must exit the building within 15 minutes of the end of your ice time;

- Only entrance B (by the pool) is to be used for access to both rinks;


- Masks may be removed while wearing a helmet. Whenever possible, please maintain distance from others;

- Showers remain unavailable.

Provincial vaccination requirements effective September 22, 2021:

To further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of COVID-19, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses including the St. Marys PRC starting September 22, 2021. Requiring proof of vaccination helps reduce risk and is an important step to encourage every last eligible Ontarian to get their shot, which is critical to protecting the province’s hospital capacity, while also supporting businesses/organizations with the tools they need to keep customers safe, stay open and minimize disruptions.


To confirm changes this week. 

  • As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access the PRC. Spectators 12 years and older must provide proof of vaccination. 
  • Minors (children 12-17 years old) who are actively participating in ice time while at the arena are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated but currently, they may enter the PRC without proof of vaccination. 
  • Children who are 11 years of age and younger and unable to be vaccinated will also be exempted from these requirements.
  • Medical Exemption:
    • In addition to a doctor’s note, anyone who claims a medical exemption must also provide a negative test result that is no older than 48-hours prior to accessing an indoor recreation facility.


Effective September 22, The Town of St Marys will require proof of vaccination to enter the PRC for anyone 12+. Youth 12-17 who are actively participating in hockey are exempt until October 31, 2021.  For more information, please read the full press release here.

OMHA has put a vaccine mandate in place effective October 31, 2021 for all vaccine-eligible players, coaches, staff and volunteers of SMHHA. For more information, please see the article here. The plan for providing proof will be shared once teams have been selected.


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