Rules for the Lou Jeffries Arena -- effective 31 January 2022, News (Gananoque Minor Hockey)

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Feb 01, 2022 | Administration | 642 views
Rules for the Lou Jeffries Arena -- effective 31 January 2022
Welcome back everyone! We thought it was a good idea to remind everyone and to go over the new rules for entrance into the Lou Jeffries Arena.

GMHA will have a volunteer(s) at the main entrance of the arena to check vaccination status as you enter.

Arena doors will be opened thirty (30) minutes prior to the booking time to allow GMHA and users to enter the facility. Groups are encouraged to meet outside and all be ready to enter at exactly 30 minutes prior to the ice time booking. Doors will be immediately locked at the booking time. 

To enter the arena the you must do/complete the following three things:

1. Proof of Vaccination is still required for ages 12 and older. This includes coaches, officials, volunteers and players.People must now show the Enhanced Vaccination Certificate with QR code either digitally (ie on your phone, tablet or iPad) or by printed certificate along with one piece of valid photo I.D. The QR code will be scanned, for authenticity and verification purposes, using the Verify Ontario App by the volunteer.  Vaccine certificates with no QR Code, will not be accepted

2. Prior to entry to the arena you must complete the COVID-19 Self Assesment. To access the self assesment tool  please go to the following link  To help out our GMHA and visiting families we replaced the on-line "COVID Check In" tool with "COVID-19 Self Assesment" tool which links directly to the provinces self assesment screening site.  Simply click on the red square and you will be directed to the Ontario Government site.

3. You must show your proof of the completed screening tool to the volunteer at the door for entry.  After you complete the self assesment you are given the following options: email to self, save as a PDF, print the report, or take a screen shot of the page clearly showing that they have screened on that day. 

Not Required any more!!

We are no longer required to complete Contact tracing of patrons/ players 

Physical distancing in stands and common areas of arena including change rooms

Other Protocols

The rink has a capacity limit of 50%

Change rooms are open (the rink will be assigning 1 team per change room whenever possible)

Masks are required with limited exceptions as it was before


See full list of COVID-19 Facility Protocols on our website under the COVID tab on the GMHA home page.

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