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NTDSC Response to Provincial and Municipal COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates:

The Town of New Tecumseth requires proof of double vaccination for anyone entering the arena 12 years of age or older EACH time you enter the TCFC for skating lessons.

See the following messages from the Town of New Tecumseth and Simcoe Muskoka Heath Unit:

“As set out by the province, starting September 22, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated,” Mr. Parkin said. “That’s two doses – and provide proof of vaccination along with photo ID such as a driver’s license or health card to access some public settings and facilities. These will include town facilities and recreation centres. Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted with a doctor’s note until the medical exemption can be integrated as part of the province’s digital vaccine certificate. We will continue to work with the Health Unit and the province as they continue to develop what that looks like. Children under 12 years of age will also be exempt as there is currently not a vaccination available for that age group.”

Read the full article here Town Reports on Local Covid Situation Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times

"Just as a reminder, the Town is not permitted to collect and store vaccination information on a client account, please exercise patience as we must check and confirm vaccination status along with government issued ID at each visit. You will continue to be required to pre-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and contact trace once vaccine information has been verified by staff. Please allow yourself enough time to check in prior to a fitness class or scheduled activity."

Excerpt from Skate Canada Announcement:

"As the 2021-2022 season prepares to get underway, Skate Canada and all Skate Canada Sections are issuing a joint statement on our collective position on vaccination requirements in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues through its fourth wave, Skate Canada and all Skate Canada Sections wish to advise our stakeholders, including Skating Clubs and Schools, Coaches, Officials, Volunteers, Registrants and their parents and guardians, that everyone must follow the precautions and restrictions outlined by provincial and municipal governments and local venue operators to ensure Skate Canada programs are taking place safely. We actively encourage those participating in Skate Canada programs who are eligible for the vaccine to be immunized. Public health guidance has clearly outlined the positive impact of full immunization with approved COVID-19 vaccines.  
It is important to note that venue operators in many jurisdictions now require proof of double vaccination to participate in programming in their facilities."

NTDSC Expectations and Code of Conduct:

All skaters will be required to complete the NTDSC COVID-19 Questionnaire prior to entering the arena and participating on the ice. There will be a QR Code and link on our website to the questionnaire that you can complete EACH time you attend skating lessons.

Skaters and parents will be required to wear proper PPE (mask or face covering).

Only one adult will be permitted to accompany a skater to their lesson.

Skaters are encouraged to attend ready to step on the ice, as there will be limited seating in change rooms and skaters will only be permitted to enter the TCFC 15 mins prior to skating.  

Skaters will be assigned groups by colour and staging areas will be identified by the colour. Coaches will be assigned to each group and skaters will enter and exit the ice in their perspective groups. 

Anyone in violation of the Provincial Mandate and Facility Rules will be asked to leave the premises.

edit: Oct 10, 2021 vaccination age requirement