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UPDATE FROM THE BMO CENTRE JAN 3RD 2022

Dear Friends of the BMO Centre Sports Community: 

Once again, we are deeply saddened to announce that the government of Ontario has just issued several new COVID-19 public health measures, some of which will directly affect the operations at the BMO Centre.

Effective, 12:01AM on Wednesday, January 5th , 2022, the BMO Centre will be closed for all league play, BMO Academy, field rentals and room bookings until 11:59PM on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022.  

As these measure do not come into effect until this Wednesday,  all league games and field rentals will operate as scheduled for today, January 3rd, 2022  and Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.

We suspect that many of you are frustrated with the ongoing uncertainties surrounding this virus and you are also wondering how these new measures will affect us in the long run.  It is certainly our hope that this closure is temporary and that we will soon be fully operational.  For now, we thank you for your patience and we cannot tell you how disappointed we are to once again be placed in this position.

At this time, it appears as though we will be able to complete most, if not all of our league schedules and programs for the winter session, but we will monitor this accordingly.   If we need to cancel or shorten any of these, we will make the necessary arrangements for compensation/refunds etc.

We want to conclude by once again thanking you for your loyalty and kindness to us as we all navigate these ongoing challenges and make the required adjustments.  Hopefully we will be back on the turf again soon.

With Many Thanks, 
The BMO Centre London Management Team

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY Update OCT 16th 2021

The Middlesex-London Health Unit announced additional proof of vaccination requirements for recreational facilities used for organized sports. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will now be required for anyone over the age of 12  who enters an indoor a sports or recreational fitness facility to participate as a player, coach, officiate, or watch organized sport. The requirement will come into effect on October 31st.

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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:

Anyone entering the BMO centre (Player,Parents, Spectators, Coaches, and Volunteers 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.

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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