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COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY Update Sept 20th 2021

Please be advised that we have received clarification regarding “Youth Sports” under 18 and mandatory vaccinations as well as those who are looking for a medical exemption.   

As per the direction we have been given, youth under 18 are exempt from having to show proof of vaccination (link below).   

Regarding medical exemptions, those who can provide proof of a medical exemption will be allowed to enter our facility and to participate in our programs. 

As far as religious exemptions are concerned, we are still waiting for clarification.

While we are committed to creating a safe environment for all participants in all of our programs, we are also wanting to comply with the regulations as set forth and not to over extend our reach.

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Following the Ontario Government’s announcement that was made Sept 1st, 2021, regarding the covid-19 vaccine certificate, we wanted to provide a summary of how this is going to affect the day-to-day operations of the BMO Centre. 

As you probably know by now, the certificate is designed to allow individuals who have been fully vaccinated, access to a number of businesses and public settings.

Based on this new initiative, the BMO Centre is releasing the following vaccination guidelines:

As of September 22nd, 2021, All Players who are 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated.

All Players will be required to have received their first dose By Sept 22nd and be fully vaccinated by Oct 31, 2021.

Parents and Spectators who are 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated in order to enter the BMO Centre.

Those who can provide proof of a medical exemption will be allowed to enter our facility and to participate in our programs. 

Individuals who wish to enter our facility will be required to present this information as well as a piece of government ID at the front doors. Employees of the BMO Centre will verify the vaccination certificate together with the government ID.

Based on our current understanding, on or about October 22nd 2021, this process will be streamlined by the province with the release of a QR Code system and verification app.

Residents can currently download proof of vaccination online from Ontario Health.   Once the QR Code system has been released by the province, QR codes can then be stored on a mobile device.

As a reminder, before entering the BMO Centre, everyone must still wear a mask, sanitize their hands, sign in and self-screen themselves for covid symptoms.

Let’s all do our part to stay safe and healthy.

 

Resources:

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21645

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000779/ontario-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-in-select-settings

https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1000780/new-requirement-for-proof-of-vaccination-in-certain-settings-frequently-asked-questions


BMO Centre London, London Optimist Sports Centre

The BMO Centre London is an indoor sports facility located in London, Ontario.  At the BMO Centre we run various leagues, programs, and tournaments during the fall/winter as well as the spring/ summer seasons for those ranging from ages 4 to adults. We also have various rooms and fields available for rent for birthday parties , company functions, banquets, receptions, etc.

Contact Us BMO Centre London

Contact Us BMO Centre London

295 Rectory St. London, Ontario N5Z 0A3

Phone: 226-289-2838


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