Updated: February 8, 2022

Due to Government of Ontario policies and our facilities requiring both athletes and attendees be fully vaccinated in order to gain access, the Ottawa Shooting Stars (OSS) has implemented the following Return to Play Policy.

All athletes, coaches, volunteers and visitors born in 2015 or earlier are required to provide proof of full vaccination (two doses plus 14-day waiting period) in order to access the facility.

Valid Vaccine Documents are as follows:

1.Proof of Vaccination in Ontario:

People vaccinated in Ontario should receive an email and/or hard copy of confirmation from the Ministry of Health shortly after their dose. The PDF will look something like below and will need to be shown prior to each event.

Failing to have that email or document, Ontario residents with a green health card can login to https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca and obtain a document there.

Failing being able to login to that site, you can call the Ministry of Health at 1-888-999-6488 and request a document.

NOTE: Most of these documents state which dose number it is for. If you have both doses, you only need to show the one stating that it is a second dose.

2.Proof of Vaccination in other jurisdictions:

You can bring letters/receipts of vaccination from other jurisdictions. Our volunteers may need to run those by our Executive team.

PLEASE NOTE: Proof of any of the previous mentioned documents will be required for each event. As vaccine documents contain personal health information, we will not be storing a copy of these documents within the club and we may be asked to provide this proof to our facilities at any event.

Accomodations

The OSS has instituted an application process for an exception to play without vaccination. Please contact directorhouseleague@ottawashootingstars.com for this. These exceptions will be considered for medical or religious/creed reasons. The OSS will comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and provide accommodation to any Affected Person who is unable to be vaccinated for substantiated medical reasons and/or on grounds protected under the OHRC.

Should an individual be allergic or have suffered an allergic reaction to a component of the vaccine, a letter from an allergist or immunologist will be required. Any other events (ie myocarditis or pericarditis) will also require a letter from a Health Care Professional clearing them for play.

The OSS reserves the right to have accommodation medical documentation reviewed by applicable medical specialists and to make appropriate inquiries to verify the authenticity of a creed/religion-based claim.

Any athlete, coach, volunteer and/or visitor who qualifies under this criteria will be required to:

  1. Provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to each activity
  2. Wear a mask during all activities (practices & games)

If an Affected Person cannot provide the League or their Organization with satisfactory evidence of vaccination, the following will be taken into consideration by the OSS:

  • The Affected Person’s reason for not being vaccinated; and
  • Documentation to substantiate a medical or protected ground reason for not being vaccinated.

Where accommodation is not possible, the Affected Person will not be permitted to be involved in any Sanctioned Activity for the duration of the pandemic or until such time that COVID-19 no longer poses a significant public health risk.

We are eager to return to play and at the same time, we need to make the health and safety of each participant our main priority. We continue to monitor the public health situation and recognize that more transmissible and dangerous variants of concern are contributing to a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections.

Thank you

OSS Executive