Ottawa – Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) issued a press release on Monday stating that effective immediately, anyone born on or after 2009 will have to show proof of full vaccination if they want to participate in their programs.
The press release stated that “As part of Hockey Eastern Ontario’s effort to ensure the safety and continuing participation of everyone involved in HEO sanctioned hockey, and in alignment with the province of Ontario’s regulations, all those born in 2009 or earlier will have to be fully vaccinated to participate in HEO sanctioned programming.”
- Players born in 2009 or earlier;
- Game Officials (referees, linespersons, timekeepers);
- HEO Officials (Directors and employees of HEO);
- Organization Officials (Association and League Executives, District Executives, and employees);
- Team Officials (coaches, trainers, managers, and equipment personnel); and
- Volunteers serving in any other capacity.
They went on to say, “In keeping with the province’s timelines, HEO’s policy will be in place beginning September 27, 2021. All Affected Persons must present to their League or Association, as applicable, evidence demonstrating that they have received the completed series of an accepted COVID-19 Vaccine by November 8, 2021, or earlier.”
“HEO will comply with the Province of Ontario Legislation and provide accommodation for those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for substantiated medical reasons. Any affected person who has not been granted accommodation and who has not received their completed series of an Accepted COVID-19 Vaccine by November 8, 2021, or who has not disclosed their vaccination status by that date, will no longer be eligible to participate in any HEO sanctioned activity until such time as they present satisfactory evidence that they are fully vaccinated.”