The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health,
announced new changes to further encourage vaccination and help limit the spread
of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. In line with these new requirements, effective
December 20, 2021 Proof of Vaccination will be required for youth aged 12-17 years
participating in sport at recreational facilities.
As such,everyone 12 years of age and olderwill be required to show proof of vaccination
to enter the facility as a spectator or to participate in activities.
In addition, as of January 4th, 2022 anyone accessing recreation facilities will be required
to use the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code with verification using the Verify
Ontario app. More information on these requirements can be found at:https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1001329/responding-to-omicron-and-protecting-our-progress?utm_source=newsroom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=%2Fen%2Frelease%2F1001327%2Fontario-taking-action-to-protect-against-omicron-variant&utm_term=public
So this means that players that are 12 years of age and over must now show proof of
vaccination and ID at the door to get into Beverly Arena - starting on January 4 when we
come back from the holidays. We suggest storing these on their phone or if they do not have
a phone then printing off a good copy of the ID and the enhanced vaccine with QR code and
laminating them so it is easy for your player to show at the door.
As such all persons 12 years of age and older that enter the arena (spectator, participant,
volunteer etc) must show the QR code at the door, the Arena Staff will have an iPad to scan
your QR code using the Verify Ontario App.
People with Medical Exemptions- A Doctors note will not be accepted after January 10. If you
have a medical exemption you must follow the directions on the above link to get a QR code
from Public Health.
We appreciate your cooperation in this. If these extra measures mean that we can keep
safe and the kids still playing hockey then the extra time at the door will be well worth it.
These requirements will be at all arenas, not just Beverly's. If you are travelling to another
center for a game please check out their website for up to date information they have on
time to get into the arena, capacity limits etc. Some small centers like Plattsville are only
spectators in the building for games so please be mindful of that and plan who will be taking
your player to the games as siblings and other family members will all not be allowed into
the arena if it brings you over the 2 person limit..
We are waiting on clarification from the City of Hamilton on our capacity limits and will
have an update on how this may affect us for games at Beverly early this week.
Your BMHA Executive