09 Dec COVID-19 Protocols at Facilities
Please read and familiarize yourself with the COVID-19 facility protocols for attending an NYHL hockey game listed below.
Arrive at the facility at a designated time for the hockey-related activity. Do not arrive early. You cannot enter your dressing room until 30 minutes prior to the designated start time. There is no reason to arrive at the facility earlier than 30 minutes before the designated start time.
Vaccination passports and Government of Ontario issued photo ID are required to be shown upon entry to a facility.
- Exceptions include:
- Patrons 11 years of age or younger do not require proof of vaccination.
- Patrons who provide a documentation completed and authorized by a physician (designated as “MD”) or by a registered nurse in the extended class (designated as “Registered Nurse (Extended Class)”, “RN(EC)”, “Nurse Practitioner” or “NP”) stating that the individual is exempt for a medical reason from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the effective time-period for the medical reason.
Patrons are required to sign the Contact Tracing form at the entrance. This is important for Toronto Public Health to control outbreaks and to contact patrons potentially exposed to COVID-19.
Parents, guardians and other spectators are strongly requested to avoid the dressing room areas of facilities at all times, unless it is necessary to attend to an injured or unwell player when a parent or guardian is required to be in attendance. The league allows one parent per player in the dressing room to assist with equipment but they are to leave the dressing room area immediately after.
Physical distancing of two (2) metres (six feet) will be maintained before, during, and after hockey-related activities.
Leave the facility immediately following the hockey-related activity. Do not stay beyond the designated time.
Face masks are required in all indoor public spaces and must be worn at ALL times, except while performing physical activity.
- Exceptions include:
- Children under the age of 2
- A person who has a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a face mask
- A person who is unable to put on or remove their face mask without the assistance of another person
- A person who is receiving accommodations according to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 or the Ontario Human Rights Code (ORHC).
ALL Team officials MUST wear a mask on the bench as well as the players in the dressing rooms.
The Game Plan is a framework and critical path for us to return to the ice. Ensuring that our hockey programs can commence and continue will depend upon several factors. The most important factor will be our collective compliance with the health and safety guidelines detailed in this plan. The safety of everyone depends upon strict adherence to those guidelines. Non-compliance also jeopardizes the league’s ice permits.