AMHL Resuming Play on February 4
We have received word from the city that we will be resuming play on Friday, February 4, 2022, unless something unforeseen happens.
AMHL League Executive
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As we head into our Christmas break we want to update you on a few items
- There are no games scheduled for December 24th or December 31st
- We will resume play on January 7th 2022
- Starting January 4th, 2022 anyone accessing recreation facilities in Hamilton will be required to have the vaccine certificate with the QR code
- With the increasing number of COVID cases in Ontario it is imperative that we follow the rules to help keep us safe and allow us to continue playing.which means
- If you are suffering COVID symptoms (fever, dry cough, tiredness etc) get checked out before coming to the rink
- Social distance
- Wear your masks
- We hope everyone will enjoy the Christmas Holidays and please stay safe and healthy
Public Health Status
In early November 2021, a number of City of Hamilton recreation facilities were visited by multiple provincial inspectors who were verifying COVID-19 regulation compliance. While the inspections have been positive, inspectors specifically inquired about the process of active screening/tracing of players and spectators in arenas.
The AMHL is in an acceptable position to this requirement as long as we continue to adhere to the following…
- vaccine status verification upon facility entry each and every night (City responsibility)
- an accurate record of participants – ensure game sheets accurately record who is present (full time players, spares, referees and time keepers) and who is missing for each and every game (AMHL responsibility)
- any spectators must report to the time keeper (via player and team rep) and provide their contact tracing details each and every night of attendance – remind your spectators of this requirement (AMHL responsibility)
Additionally, if you or any of your spectators answer YES to any of the questions at any time throughout the season DO NOT COME TO THE ARENA! (Follow up with your Health Care provider as needed).
- Are you currently experiencing one or more of the symptoms below that are new or worsening? (Symptoms should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions)
- Fever and/or chills
- Cough or barking cough (croup)
- Shortness of breath
- Decrease or loss of smell or taste
- Fatigue, lethargy, malaise and/or muscle aches/joint pain
- In the last 14 days, have you traveled outside of Canada AND been advised to quarantine (as per the federal quarantine requirements)?
- Has a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told you that you should currently be isolating (staying at home)?
- In the last 10 days, have you been identified as a “close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19?
- In the last 10 days, have you tested positive on a rapid antigen test or a home-based self-testing kit?
- In the last 10 days, have you received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cell phone?
- In the last 14 days, has someone in your household (someone you live with) traveled outside of Canada AND been advised to quarantine (as per the federal quarantine requirements)?
- In the last 10 days, has someone in your household (someone you live with) been identified as a ”close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19 AND advised by a doctor, healthcare provider or public health unit to self-isolate?
- Is anyone you live with currently experiencing any new COVID-19 symptoms and/or waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms?
We appreciate everybody’s adherence to these requirements in an effort to ensure the AMHL can continue to play without interruption.
On Sept. 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced its decision to require proof of full vaccination (two doses plus a 14-day waiting period) for access to select indoor facilities, beginning on Sept. 22, 2021.
To follow the Ontario Government mandate and to ensure the safety of our players, player families, referees, volunteers, and guests the AMHL will be mandating that all players, referees, and timekeepers must be fully vaccinated to participate.