COVID Protocols (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

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SMMHA COVID-19 Protocols   (Updated November 11, 2021)


- The Town's visitor screen/contact tracing form can be found here. 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.  Please be sure to hit 'submit' after taking a screenshot or showing the checkmark to security. Please complete one form per household. Paper copies of a screening form will still be available at the door.  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.

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

- You may not arrive more than 20 minutes before your ice time and must exit the building within 20 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 are now open.

Vaccination requirements effective September 22, 2021 & October 31, 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.

  • 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. 
  • As of October 31, 2021, minors (children 12-17 years old) are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated regardless of their reason for being at the arena.
  • Children who are 11 years of age and younger are currently exempt from these requirements. The HPPH has announced there will be a grace period until April 2022 for children born in 2010.
  • 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.

The Town of St. Marys vaccination policy can be found here and the HPPH vaccination policy can be found here - HPPH_LOI-erls-FINAL-211006.

For SMMHA participants only:

Both OWHA and OMHA have also put vaccine policies in place and SMMHA is required to collect proof.
  To submit your proof electronically, please click here

These policies apply to the following participants:
- Players born in 2009 or earlier
- Coaches and Bench Staff (including managers, trainers, parent reps, on-ice helpers and time/score keepers)
- SMMHA volunteers (including Directors and committee members)
- Game officials
- Instructors

Coaches will be provided with a list of ineligible participants on November 1, 2021.  You will not be allowed back on the ice until you have provided proof to the Health & Safety committee.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Health & Safety committee at [email protected].


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