Based on the province’s Public Health Orders, in order to be eligible to participate in a Hockey Manitoba/Hockey Canada sanctioned program/event in Manitoba, all players, coaches, officials, off-ice officials, team staff, and volunteers 18 years of age and older are required to show proof that they are fully immunized (i.e. including the 14-day period after receiving their completed dose).
All members 18 years of age and older must present evidence demonstrating that they have received the completed series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to enter all indoor recreational facilities in Manitoba.
Hockey Manitoba will comply with the Manitoba Human Rights Code (MHRC) and accept accommodations that have been provided by the provincial government. Any members seeking a medical or religious accommodation must do so through an application to the provincial government.
Any member 18 years of age and older who has not been granted an accommodation and cannot provide proof of full COVID-19 immunization will no longer be eligible to enter an indoor recreation facility in Manitoba which would prevent them from participating in any Hockey Manitoba/Hockey Canada sanctioned program in Manitoba until such time as they present satisfactory evidence that they are fully vaccinated.
Members under 18 years of age do not need to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus in order to participate in a Hockey Manitoba/Hockey Canada sanctioned program/event in Manitoba.
Spectators 18 years of age and older are required to show that they are fully immunized in order to attend a Hockey Manitoba/Hockey Canada sanctioned program/event in Manitoba.
Spectators that are under the age of 18 years old do not have to be fully immunized in order to attend a Hockey Manitoba/Hockey Canada sanctioned program/event in Manitoba but must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult (18 years of age and older).
Hockey Manitoba recognizes the important role the game of hockey plays in the lives of countless Manitobans therefore, we are eager to resume play, however the health and safety of all participants must remain the number one priority.
Please note that the resumption of play may not be linear as increasing restrictions may be required in response to fluctuating numbers of COVID – 19 cases in the province. As a result, our RTP plan will remain fluid and flexible to accommodate the necessary response to the changes in advice from the Provincial Health professionals.
As new information becomes available, we will make sure our Members and the hockey community are informed.