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COVID 19 Policy

 Here is what you need to know before arriving to the game.

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Vaccination Policy

As per Province of Ontario and the Ontario Hockey League policies, beginning September 22, 2021, all fans, staff, and volunteers looking to enter Progressive Auto Sales Arena for Sarnia Sting games will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID 19 along with one (1) piece of government approved identification.

Vaccination Certification & Identification

For the period of at least September 22- October 22nd fans will be asked to show their government issued vaccine receipt (see figure 1 example.). This can be shown from a mobile device or hard paper copy printed on white paper. Along with the vaccination receipt Validation of identification must also be undertaken to ensure that vaccination receipt offered by the patron belongs to them.

In the future, the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club plans to utilize the Province of Ontario’s enhanced vaccine certificate and verification app expected to be available for use by October 22, 2021. In the meantime, we ask the public for their patience, cooperation, and understanding as we expect delays and wait times entering the building for live Sarnia Sting action.

Validation of vaccination will be based on two key identifiers:

  1. Name of the identification holder; and
  2. Date of birth.
Figure 1.
Figure 1.

Acceptable identification includes:

  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship card
  • Driver’s license
  • Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card, including health card2
  • Indian Status Card /Indigenous Membership Card
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident card
    * A photo identification is not required.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received:

  • The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines, or
  • One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or
  • Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada: and
  • They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated

Medical Exemptions

Patrons who provide a written document, completed, and supplied by a physician (designated as “MD”) or by a registered nurse in the extended class (designated as “Registered Nurse (Extended Class)”, “RN(EC)”, “Nurse Practitioner” or “NP”) stating that the individual is exempt for a medical reason from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the effective time-period for the medical reason.

Patrons with a medical exemption are required to present identification and a written document stating the individual is exempt for a medical reason to the business or organization.

To review proof of a medical reason for not being vaccinated against COVID-19, the business or organization must ensure:

• The name of the person in the written documentation matches the identification provided.

  • The physician’s or registered nurse in the extended class’s information is complete by including: o Name and contact information of the physician or registered nurse in the extended class; o Logo or letterhead identifying the physician or registered nurse in the extended class; o Statement that there is a medical reason for the individual’s exemption from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and o Any effective time-period for the medical reason which includes the date the patron is seeking access to the business or organization.

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Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act

Mask Policy

  • All patrons entering Progressive Auto Sales Arena are required to wear a face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose, and chin, unless they are entitled to any of the exceptions set out in subsection 2 (4) of Schedule 1 of Ontatio Regulation 364/20
  • Mask Exemptions include:
    • (a) is a child who is younger than two years of age;
    • (g) has a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a mask or face covering;
    • (h) is unable to put on or remove their mask or face covering without the assistance of another person;
    • (i) needs to temporarily remove their mask or face covering while in the indoor area,
    • (ii) to engage in an athletic or fitness activity,
    • (iii) to consume food or drink, or
    • (iv) as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety;
    • (j) is being accommodated in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005;
    • (k) is being reasonably accommodated in accordance with the Human Rights Code; or
  • Patrons can remove their mask when seated in the designated seating area for the purpose of consuming food & beverage.