STACC Covid-19 Facility Update

Covid-19 Update for St. Andrews Community Club — Effective December 6th, 2021 

As per current health orders (Dec. 6, 2021) 

Indoor Sports and Recreation:

  • All parent, coaches and spectators aged 18 and up will also need to be fully immunized and require proof of vaccination.
  • All indoor group activities permitted with no capacity limits on participants. This includes games, practices, competitions/ tournaments, day camps, rehearsals and recitals.

COVID-19 Rapid Testing for Youth (12-17) for Indoor Sports:

As of Dec. 6, 2021, public health orders require youth aged 12 to 17 years attending indoor sporting and recreational facilities (including schools) to provide proof that they have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine for COVID‑19.

If they have not had at least one dose, they must provide proof of a pharmacist-confirmed negative result from an approved rapid antigen test, from a test take within the 72 hours before they participate. The public health orders do not allow other health care providers to confirm a test result.

For clarification, approved rapid COVID-19 tests include (a) the Abbott PanBio COVID-19 antigen test; (b) the BD Veritor COVID-19 antigen test; and (c) any other test for COVID-19 approved by the chief provincial public health officer.

Required proof of vaccination/testing includes:

  • Proof of full vaccination (required for those 18 and older) will require a government-issued immunization card that contains a QR code, as well as government-issued identification or a school ID card to verify the youth’s identity. Manitoba immunization cards can be requested on the government of Manitoba website at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/residents.html#immunization-cards or by calling 1‑844‑MAN‑VACC (1‑844‑626‑8222).
  • Proof of a single dose of vaccination will require a printout or web view of the individual’s government-issued immunization record as well as government-issued identification or a school ID card to verify the student’s identity. A printout or web view of proof of a single dose of vaccination is available by registering on the Shared Health website at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/.
  • Proof of a negative result from an approved rapid antigen test within the 72 hours before participation must be confirmed by a pharmacist and supported by government-issued identification or a school ID card to verify the youth’s identity.  The orders do not allow other health care providers to confirm a test result. Youth that choose testing should verify with their local pharmacy that test kits are available.

Children 11 and under who are not eligible to be immunized will be able to attend events and activities with a fully immunized adult.”

Students choosing to test are responsible for purchasing the test. Families are encouraged to contact their local pharmacy to confirm if the pharmacy provides these tests. In addition, pharmacies set their own prices for the service, so people are encouraged to ask about the cost.

Youth subject to the orders who have been granted a medical exemption are not required to undergo testing. Only Manitoba Health and Seniors Care can approve medical exemptions.

Provincial COVID-19 testing sites are not to be used for testing pertaining to these orders. Provincial COVID-19 testing sites are for the testing of symptomatic individuals and individuals directed to be tested by public health officials.

All other public health orders and guidance will continue to be followed. It is the responsibility of the facility operator (including public and independent schools) to ensure the public health orders are followed.

Fact Sheet for Facilities: Public Health Orders for Indoor Youth Sports Provincial Implementation Guidance (pdf)

Fact Sheet for Schools: Public Health Orders for Indoor Youth Sports Provincial Implementation Guidance (pdf)

For more information, visit: manitoba.ca/covid19/testing/testing-youth-indoor-sports.html

This order is subject to change with further information from the Province of Manitoba.

In addition, please do not enter the building if you or someone you live with is sick, has a cough, fever, or sore throat, or has travelled outside of Manitoba in the last 14 days without being fully vaccinated.  

When in our buildings, please maintain a distance of 6ft from other guests not from your household, and please sanitize your hands frequently. 

Thank you for your understanding and compliance with the provincial health regulations. We want everyone to have a safe and healthy season at the club.