SEMI Hockey Guidelines Regarding COVID 19 Vaccination Protocols
Provincial Health Office regulations require many of the community and private ice facilities to screen patrons for COVID 19 vaccination status.
These protocols vary by facility, some restrict only spectator entry, some restrict all adults entering, some restrict any entrant over 12 including players.
In consideration of the below facility-based protocols and as part of SEMI Hockey’s commitment to the safety of our players and all of our participants supporting our players, SEMI Hockey will implement and enforce the following COVID 19 safety related protocols above and beyond what each facility mandates:
All rostered Team Officials (Coaches, Assistant Coaches, On-ice Helpers, Safety persons and Team Managers) as well as scorekeepers and timekeepers, are required to have had at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine immediately and must show proof of full vaccination by October 24, 2021.
As children under the age of 12 cannot be vaccinated at this time in BC, in the U15 and older divisions of SEMI Hockey only, Team Officials that do not meet the vaccine requirements may be exempt, if proof of exemption is provided to and accepted by SEMI Hockey’s Executive Director. Any Team Official exempted from the vaccine requirements will be required to follow COVID-19 safeguards, including strict mask and social distancing protocols when interacting with other participants and will also be required to provide SEMI Hockey with COVID-19 test results when asked to do so.
As Team Managers submit their rosters to SEMI Hockey for approval, they will be required to have obtained proof of vaccination status for all Team Officials. Team Managers will also be responsible for obtaining proof of vaccination for scorekeepers and timekeepers prior to each home game.
We thank everyone for your support and patience as we navigate through this period, sharing our commitment to keeping all of our participants safe and keeping our kids on the ice.
Dave Newson Executive Director and the SEMI Hockey Board
For up-to-date information on Province-wide restrictions, CLICK HERE
For up to date information on vaccine passports, CLICK HERE
- City of Surrey facilities and GPF/Planet Ice Delta will require proof of vaccination for all spectators over the age of 12 during scrimmages/games. For practices, where spectators are typically less than 50 people, facilities will not require proof of vaccination.
- Centennial Arena will require proof of vaccination for all spectators over the age of 12 during practices, scrimmages and games.
- Excellent Ice does not require proof of vaccination, unless you are going to their upstairs restaurants (this is subject to change).
Each team must have a COVID Safety Ambassador volunteer assigned to ensure rules are followed and vaccine passports are being verified at scrimmages/games.
At Centennial Arena, this person must remain at the doors (you can stand inside the arena) to ensure that anyone entering the facility during an event, are being checked.
STORING VACCINE INFO: Please click the following link to find out how you can store vaccine information. This is a great idea so you don’t have to check vaccines for each and every practice/game for spectators that are at your practices/games on a regular basis. Storing Vaccine Information
CLICK HERE to download a Vaccine Information template
- GPF/Planet Ice Delta Vaccine Passport Info (Updated Sept 27)
- GPF/Planet Ice Delta COVID Ambassador Form (must fill out each event)
- Centennial Arena COVID Protocols – Centennial Arena (updated Sept 24)
- City of Surrey Arena Operations – Guidelines for Organized Sport Event (updated Sept 24)
- City of Surrey Pandemic – Code of Conduct for Facilities – Policy
- SSLC: Their current practice is to have the groups screening their spectators at the main entrance to the facilities. Our thinking was that this would avoid the situation of having people enter the facility that had not been screened for vaccinations. At this point, it does not appear to be a significant issue. Also, it seems to be causing congestion at the main entrance. For this reason, groups can choose to do their screening of spectators inside the specific arena at SSLC and NSSIC effective immediately.
- Excellent Ice CLICK HERE (updated Sept 24th)