OMHA COVID Requirements, Calendar (Wainfleet Minor Hockey)

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OMHA COVID Requirements
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:26 PM - Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:26 PM
Location: Wainfleet Arena

Hello Wild Families,


As some of you may have become aware the OMHA has created their own mandate around COVID 19 vaccinations.  As shown below.


We are aware that this announcement will require some thought and quite possibly some very difficult conversations and decisions for our Wild membership. 


In an effort to finalize registration numbers and player rosters, WMHA asks that you confirm your continued commitment to Wainfleet Minor Hockey and if you know of hockey families that are yet to register, please urge them to do so asap.  Confirm your commitment via email [email protected]


In the event that this new OMHA requirement changes your decision about hockey for this season, please notify us via email [email protected]  Refunds will be issued as per Wainfleet Minor Hockey policies.


From the Board of Wainfleet Minor Hockey,

Yours in WILD solidarity,





From the OMHA;


To our friends in minor hockey,

Earlier this summer we launched an effort to remind everyone involved in minor hockey across the province that our game would be back – that our children, families, associations and communities would come back to the game we all love – Stronger than ever.

We’re committed to a return to hockey this fall. All along we have maintained that the safety of our players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff, families and spectators will be our first priority in our return to the game.

It’s with that objective in mind that theOMHA will be mandating that all eligible participants involved in minor hockey, are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for theupcoming season. All eligible participants are required to be fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021.

“We realize this continues to be a difficult and uncertain time for everyone. However, our priority is getting our kids back to hockey this fall in as safe a manner as possible,” said OMHA President, Bob Hill. “By taking an approach to control all that we can with mandatory vaccinations for all participants, along with continuing social distancing guidelines, we feel this is the best way forward to ensure a successful return to play this season and that we all benefit from what hockey has to offer.”

The OMHA is determined to get as many children back into the rink safely as possible, as the benefits to our children playing hockey again are immeasurable. In a recent OMHA study* over 83% of families surveyed mentioned that their children playing hockey helped reduce feelings of isolation and was beneficial to their mental health. This is a belief we also share.

For those reasons, we don’t want children in Ontario to miss any more hockey this coming season. The benefits to their physical and mental health, not to mention that of their families and the hockey communities they play in, will be tied to their ability to get back to the activities that are vital to their growth and development – including the physical activity and friendships associated with hockey.

Mandatory vaccinations and maintaining safe COVID and social distancing practices at all rinks (91% of parents surveyed at the end of the 2020-21 season felt satisfied with safety measures put in place) will limit future shutdowns of our game, and could ultimately ensure your children’s hockey experience and the related benefits to their local hockey communities.

For specific information around the OMHA’s vaccination policy,please click here. Our accommodations policies are currently being finalized, and will be published when they are complete.

With a season like no other right around the corner, We urge everyone to do their part; get vaccinated, wear your mask, respect the rules of your community and arenas. Together we can make our return to hockey this fall STRONGER than ever.

See you at the rink!
*source: OMHA 2020-21 Player Experience Survey

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