Return to Hockey Safety Protocols (Frontenac Girls Hockey Association)

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The Frontenac Fury is required to adhere to several COVID-19 protocols for the Return to Hockey including directives and guidelines from the Ontario Government, Ontario Women’s Hockey League, Frontenac Community Arena and KFL&A Public Health

Players and families have a responsibility to ensure they are following all protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe return to hockey for everyone. All players and families must follow these directives. Our partners at the Greater Kingston Girls' Hockey Association have compiled a COVID-19 Arena Protocols Quick Reference Guide outlining various requirements for areas in which the Frontenac Fury may play across the Kingston and Frontenac region. This includes screening requirements, spectator policy and limits and entry and exit details. Please note these requirements are subject to change at any time and without notice.

When attending the Frontenac Arena:
  • Each player and parent/guardian/caregiver attending the arena must pre-screen for symptoms of COVID-19 before entering the arena.
  • Each player and parent/guardian/caregiver attending the arena must provide contact information for public health contact tracing purposes. Individuals who have not completed the screening checklist may not enter the arena or participate in any hockey activities. No exceptions will be made.*
  • Proof of vaccination is required for some indivuals.

OWHA Vaccination Requirements

UPDATED OCT 9, 2021: There has been an important change to vaccination status for players and team volunteers following an updated decision by the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA), which governs female hockey in Ontario. Effective immediately, it is mandatory, as a condition of eligibility to participate in any OWHA-sanctioned activity, that everyone born in 2009 and earlier must be fully vaccinated (2 shots plus 14 days) as soon as possible and by no later than November 1, 2021. This includes all players, staff and volunteers, including coaches, trainers and officials. Only those with a documented medical exemption will be permitted to play without being fully vaccinated. This vaccination policy applies to players in U18, U15 and U13, and any team volunteers (managers, trainers, coaches, assistant coaches, COVID-19 screeners).
This change in policy is now in alignment with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association.
The OWHA and Frontenac Arena vaccination policies remain unchanged for spectators: All spectators born in 2009 or earlier, unless exempted must provide proof of identification and vaccination (or proof of being entitled to another exemption). This includes all parents and guardians of players, and all youth spectators aged 12 to 17 years of age.
Teams will begin verifying vaccination status for eligible players and team volunteers between October 10 and 17, 2021. Eligible players and team volunteers will show proof of vaccination but will not be required to submit a copy. Teams will record that proof has been shown and a participant has met the OWHA vaccination policy. Once an Affected Person’s vaccination status has been verified and it is determined that there is no further need for retention of such records, they will be destroyed in a secure manner.
To be clear, 

IS required for: 
  • All players, staff and volunteers, including coaches, trainers and officials born in 2009 and earlier 
  • All spectators over 18 years of age, including parents and guardians of players, must be fully vaccinated, and provide proof of identification and vaccination (or proof of being entitled to another exemption).
Vaccination is NOT required for:
  • Players under the age of 12
  • Spectators under the age of 12
  • Those with approved medical exemptions

Please note the Frontenac Fury is subject to vaccination requirements from both the OWHA and the Frontenac Arena, which may differ. This means you may be exempt under one requirement but not the other. Players and spectators must adhere to both vaccination requirements or will be denied entry to the facility for practices and/or games or events.

If you have questions about how to obtain a copy of your vaccination receipt, visit the COVID-19 vaccination provincial portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
  • Only two spectators (parent/guardian/caregiver) per player is permitted to enter the arena. 
  • Players and spectators must enter using the main entrance and exit using the back west hallway/ northwest side of building to reduce contact with other individuals. 
  • Each player and spectator must clean their hands upon entry and exit.
  • Everyone attending the facility must wear a face covering. Players may remove their face covering once their helmet is on and they are within the ice area.
* The screening checklist will include participant’s name, role, contact information and screening status. All data collected will be maintained in a secure online location and will only be disclosed where mandated by a government agency. Member information gathered for the purpose of the Return to Hockey Safety Protocols will not be used for any other purposes or released to any other organizations or individuals. Tracking information will be kept for 30 days and then deleted.