Township of Oro Vaccine Mandates, News (Oro Thunder Minor Hockey)

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Township of Oro Vaccine Mandates
Submitted By Sherry Johnston on Monday, September 13, 2021
Please see the attached update from the Township of Oro Medonte regarding vaccine mandates effective September 22nd.  There is also a new link for covid screening:
Or you can use the QR Code attached.



Oro-Medonte Community Arena

2021/22 Re-Opening Pan



The Township of Oro-Medonte is excited to welcome our users back to the Oro-Medonte Community Arena this Sunday, September 12 at 9:00a.m.


Please note the new changes for the upcoming season:


SCREENING – All visitors (participants & spectators) must complete a health screening prior to entering the building. We have created an online toolthat each individual must complete every time they are on the ice, or enter the building. Please follow this link the new screening tool. There will also be a QR code that you can scan upon arrival to the arena if you have forgotten to complete it. For those people without a phone/computer, an alternative will be provided to you at the door. Screenings must be completed the day of your visit.


SPECTATORS – Spectators arenow allowed in the building, but are limited to 1 spectator/guardian per participant. Spectators must also complete the screening tool and will be allowed into the building, after the players and at the beginning of the ice bookingOnce you have entered the building, you must remain for the scheduled ice time. 


MASKING – All participants & spectators must remain masked while in line to enter the building, and while in the arena. Participants may remove their masks when they put their helmets on, or when they enter the ice. 


BOOKINGS - Groups will be let in 15 minutes prior to your ice time, and staff will communicate dressing room allocations to you, once attendance/screenings have been confirmed.


The total maximum capacity per room is now 9 participants. Each ice booking will be allocated a maximum of 4 dressing rooms to accommodate up to 36 participants on the ice. Officials, coaches & volunteers are not included in those numbers.


At the end of your ice time, participants will have 15 minutes to change and vacate the building. Participants are asked to take all belongings with them – there will be no lost and found storage. To exit, all participants will use the same exit - the doors halfway down the dressing room hallway, near the washrooms. Please exercise caution when leaving as it enters into an active parking lot. There will be signage and barricades outside to help warn vehicles that people will be exiting that door.


VACCINATION STATUS – Due new provincial regulations taking effect September 22, it will be a requirement of all recreational facilities to check vaccination status of its usersWe are awaiting clarification from the Province and further information will be shared regardinghow this will be implemented, including age requirements, frequency and possible exemptions. In the meantime, please visit the link below to a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
New Requirement for Proof of Vaccination in Certain Settings: Frequently Asked Questions | Ontario Newsroom


We are looking forward to having you back and will continue share information as it is made available. 

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