Health Services (Oakville Hornets)

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The following principles inform the Oakville Hornets approach to operating through COVID-19.

1. Protection of Athletes – Proactive protection of athletes and their family/household members is the primary goal of this document and the safety measures the Oakville Hornets are taking.

2. Prioritization of Safety – In the context of COVID-19, safety is prioritized over the Oakville Hornets typical procedures (e.g., attendance) given the particular risks engaging in sports can pose.

3. Shared Responsibility – By coming together, we are choosing to have a shared responsibility for each other’s health and well-being in this space. We want to help athletes/staff protect themselves, and know that they have a responsibility to protect each other, as does the Oakville Hornets as an organization have a responsibility to protect its’ athletes/staff. Therefore, the Oakville Hornets will require certain protective measures to ensure that we are minimizing as many risks as possible to keep each other safe.

4. Nimble and Agile Approach – The Oakville Hornets are open and willing to adapt to what is/isn’t working, and respond to a changing situation as per public health guidance.

5. Respect and Understanding– All athletes/staff have different experiences, risk factors, levels of vulnerability of themselves and those around them, as well as different personal reactions to the pandemic. Athletes and the Oakville Hornets Girls Hockey Association should approach these differences with respect and understanding. Further, athletes/staff should not feel any judgement or stigmatization related to a positive diagnosis.

6. Well-Being – The Oakville Hornets are here because playing hockey and coming together positively contribute to our well-being. We want to balance the benefits this brings to our mental and social well-being with the risks presented by the pandemic. Oakville Hornets Girls Hockey Association

Please review the following information as it pertains to our protocols and approach to operating through COVID-19:
Health Services documents can be found here!

Mike Turczyniak Fiona Hutchison

President of the Oakville Hornets Oakville Hornets Health Services Officer

Covid-19 Protocol Updates - December 31, 2021

Proof of Vaccination/Identity

As of November 1, 2021 individuals born in 2009 or before will need to provide proof of full vaccination to play hockey within a recreation and culture facilities, (plus 14 days after last dose) - OWHA Vaccination Policy

All visitors ages 12 years and older will be required to use their enhanced vaccine certificate with an official QR code. Vaccine receipts without a QR code will no longer be accepted as valid proof of vaccination after January 4th, 2022. Photo ID (Name and DOB required); (staff will accept a photocopy or digital copy). 
Town of Oakville Vaccination Policy

Frequently Asked Questions
When do I need to wear a face mask?
Face masks are mandatory for ALL Team Members and Players AT ALL TIMES while not on the ice. This includes wearing face masks in the dressing room (especially before and after game talks). Helmets are to be put on right before going on the ice at which time face masks should be removed. Face masks should also be worn during team events held indoors or when not able to maintain 6 meter distancing. Coaches and managers are encouraged to enforce proper local public health guidelines.

Do I still need to complete the Town of Oakville Facility Screening form/Canlan Health Waiver?
The Town of Oakville Covid-19 Health Screening form must be completed before entering recreation facilities. This form must be completed and submitted by the person who is planning to physically visit or report into a town facility. Parent(s) accompanying child(ren) must complete and submit one form per child. We strongly recommend you review this form as a guideline before attending any Hornets activities outside of the recreation facilities as it provides a guide to whether team members should be participating.
The following Canlan Questionnaire must be completed before entering any Canlan facilties.

I have experienced Covid-19 symptoms, what should I do?
Immediately isolate and complete the Ontario Ministry of Health Covid-19 self-assessment form and follow the directions provided.

I had concerning symptoms but it was not Covid, when can I come back to hockey? 
We will enforce an exclusion from all team activities up to and including 24hours from the time symptoms have resolved.

What is a high-risk exposure?
Generally, you are considered to have had a high-risk exposure to COVID-19 if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 while they were infectious. This exposure could have been because you:
  • Lived with them
  • Had intimate contact or were sneezed or coughed on by them
  • Cared for by them, or provided care to them. For example, helped with bathing, feeding or dressing
  • Had face-to-face contact with them:
    • for approximately 15 minutes. These 15 minutes can be all at once or in shorter time
    • periods totalling 15 minutes or more;
  • While less than 2 metres (6 feet) apart;
    • regardless of whether you or the other person wore a mask; and regardless of whether you were indoors or outdoors
    • Were in a crowded and/or closed space with them or where they had been (e.g. a room or a gym), regardless of mask use or physical distance.
These are some of the criteria of a high-risk exposure but are not inclusive of all factors. The Health Department may determine that someone has had a high-risk exposure to COVID-19 based on a complete assessment of the situation. If you have questions, please call us at 311 in Halton, or toll-free 1-866-442-5866.

I missed a practice/game for a Covid related reason, what should I do?
Please notify your Coach, Manager, or Trainer as soon as possible.

I tested positive for Covid what should I do?
Immediately isolate, follow Halton Region public health instructions and notify your Coach, Manager or Trainer as soon as possible.

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