COVID-19 Policy and Protocols

Attention SNHL Members – please read and fully understand the following. Ignorance will not be an accepted excuse.

Failure to adhere to the all the requirements below may result in suspension or ejection from the league, and/or potential fines laid out by the Region of Peel.

Town of Caledon
Arena Facility Entry Process

Effective September 22, 2021

Please ensure your attendees are aware of the Town entry process and wearing a mask. Individuals can enter the building 20 minutes before their rental time and no earlier.

When entering a recreation facility all individuals need to wear a mask and follow these steps:
  1. Show proof of being fully vaccinated and government-issued identification (driver’s license or health card). (download here if needed)
  2. Answer COVID-19 screening questions when asked by staff at the door, or fill out the online screening form.
Proof of Vaccination
  • Caledon Volunteer Firefighters will be onsite to check proof of vaccination until a security company is in place to provide personnel.

  • You need to provide personal identification to confirm your identity and proof of vaccination.

  • Please show a digital or printed copy where required which must include name, date of vaccination and product name (brand of vaccine) at the time of vaccination.
  • If you are exempt from receiving the vaccine due to medical reasons, a doctor’s note is required in place of proof of vaccination to enter any Town facilities. The doctor’s note should specify the exemption and duration of the exemption.
  • 14 days must have passed after receiving the second dose of vaccine to be consider double vaccinated and be permitted entry.
  • Individuals who do not provide proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated will not be permitted entry to the specified settings.

Additional information is detailed at: https://www.caledon.ca/en/news/know-before-you-go-where-and- what-proof-of-vaccination-is-required.aspx

COVID -19 Screening
  • As a reminder all participants, volunteers, officials, spectators and coaches must complete the Town of Caledon Screening process at www.caledon.ca/screen to gain entry to the building.
  • Attendees can do this anytime during the day leading up to your scheduled time or onsite at the facility using a desktop/tablet/smart phone.
  • QR codes are posted at the facility entrance for a quick link to the site.
  • If two attendees reside in the same household as another participant, they can complete one screening together but other than that each individual must complete their own screening.
  • If a person is unable to complete the screening in advance of arriving or onsite with a phone, a hard copy form will be available onsite for them to complete.
  • If participants come prepared with completed screening your entry time will be quicker.
Arena Protocols
  • Please ensure all attendees receive a copy of the Arena Protocol document.
  • Each group will be assigned two (2) changerooms per game which is one for each team.
  • If staff can accommodate more changerooms onsite they may but it cannot be guaranteed based on adjacent rental times.
  • Changerooms have reduced capacity please refer to the Arena Protocol document to view the capacity at the facility you are utilizing.

  • Please ensure participants change quickly to ensure other players waiting for their turn in the room have their time. (Ex. if your team has 14 people on it and play at Don Sheardown Arena at the Albion Bolton Community Centre where the changeroom capacity is 7, the first 7 people will be in the room to change while the other 7 people will have to wait in the hallway.)

  • Once an individual exits the change room another participant can enter.

  • If two participants live in the same household, they are considered as 1 individual in the changeroom.

  • Use of showers are permitted but within the designated time in the changeroom. If your have a large team you will likely not be able to offer showering as an option to your players. Please communicate to your participants in advance of starting your season they should use the shower.

  • Please be respectful of the designated time in the changeroom and make sure all participants exit the rooms within 20 minutes of leaving the ice.

  • Due the sanitization procedure the cleaning products must sit on a surface for a set time to be effective. This requires groups to stay on schedule so not to impacting access to incoming groups.

  • Please be kind and respectful to facility staff.

  • If there are any concerns during your rental or clarification required, please have one person from your organization report them immediately to Elizabeth Solomon.

Reporting a Positive COVID 19 Case
  • Ensure attendees report any positive cases of COVD-19 immediately to the league organizer.

  • The league organizer must report it immediately to Elizabeth Solomon (elizabeth.solomon@caledon.ca). No proof is required to be submitted to the Town.

  • League organizers must follow Peel Public Health directions.

  • League organizers must communicate to impacted teams who have been in contact with the suspected or positive case.

  • Teams playing together in the infected game will be suspended from play immediately and provide direction on future games.

  • In the event of a suspected or confirmed case resulting in the cancellation of ice time the Town will apply a credit towards future use and will not apply a cancellation fee.

  • Leagues looking to reschedule games are to make the request to Elizabeth Solomon and when possible based on ice availability will be booked.

Failure to adhere to the all the requirements above may result in forfeit/cancelation of rental and or potential fines laid out by the Region of Peel.

If you have questions regarding the information provide in the document please contact recreation@caledon.ca.

Vaccination Receipt and Screening

As Per the Town of Caledon Website:

Proof of vaccination and identification is required to enter all Town of Caledon community centres starting September 22, 2021 as announced by the Province. This is to further protect the community as we all continue to fight the Delta variant and the fourth wave.  

 Our Caledon staff are our front line. We ask for your patience and understanding as Town staff continue to work tirelessly to serve our citizens and follow the Provincial regulations. Let’s continue to work together. When entering any Town community centre (not including Town Hall, Libraries, OPP or Fire Stations) please follow these steps: 

  1. Show proof of being fully vaccinated and government-issued identification (driver’s license or health card) 
  2. Answer COVID-19 screening questions when asked by staff at the door, or fill out the online screening form 

Once fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination will be emailed to you by Ontario Ministry of Health. Or you can download your vaccination certificate. Please show a digital or printed copy where required which must include name, date of vaccination and product name (brand of vaccine) at the time of vaccination.  Certificates can be printed at any Caledon Public Library branch. Please contact a library near you.  

If you are exempt from receiving the vaccine due to medical reasons, a doctor’s note is required in place of proof of vaccination to enter any Town facilities. The doctor’s note should specify the exemption and duration of the exemption. 

Showing proof of vaccination when entering Town community centres, applies to: 

  • Individuals aged 12 and over, unless otherwise exempt.  
  • Individuals must also validate that the vaccine receipt by providing identification issued by an institution or public body that includes name and date of birth. 
  • Individuals who do not provide proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated will not be permitted entry to the specified settings.  

Exemptions include, but are not limited to:  

  • Children 11 years of age and under. 
  • Youth 17 years of age and under, participating in indoor organized sport, including training, practices, games and competitions. 
  • Patrons with a medical exemption from vaccination. 
  • Other limited exemptions apply in meeting and event spaces (e.g., day camp, childcare, social services, court services, government services).  

Procedures are subject to change based on provincial rules and regulations.

Additional information is available: Frequently Asked Questions.