2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all athletes
Proof of vaccination towards COVID-19 might be required for all members participating within the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games in Regina.
Organizers stated it applies to all athletes, coaches, managers, mission workers, officers, volunteers, media and occasion workers.
The requirement additionally applies to all spectators over the age of 12 attending occasions.
“This requirement at the moment limits participation solely to athletes aged 12 and over who’re permitted to obtain a COVID-19 immunization sequence,” the Saskatchewan Games Council stated in a launch.
“The Saskatchewan Video games Council is optimistic that youth below the age of 12 will obtain Well being Canada approval within the close to future, which can enable athletes on this age class to be absolutely vaccinated and eligible to take part within the Video games.”
The Saskatchewan Video games Council stated all eligible people should present their proof of vaccination previous to collaborating in or attending the Video games.
Organizers stated extra particulars on offering proof of vaccination might be launched within the coming months, however stated any data gathered is not going to be saved.
“Upon verification of vaccination standing by an permitted Video games administrator, all Video games participant knowledge associated to vaccination standing might be deleted,” stated the Saskatchewan Video games Council.
“As soon as a person’s vaccination standing has been verified, there isn’t any additional want for retention of such information.”
The eHealth Saskatchewan QR Code and Sask Vax Verifier might be used to confirm proof of vaccination for Volunteers, spectators and different attendees.
What is not going to be allowed is proof of a destructive COVID-19 check.
Organizers stated this solely gives a snapshot in time and doesn’t assure a participant has not acquired COVID-19 previous to arriving on the Video games.
They added that prices, logistics round speedy testing and monitoring are prohibitive to permit destructive testing.
The Saskatchewan Video games Council stated it’s going to proceed to watch the COVID-19 scenario within the province and make adjustments because the scenario continues to develop.
The 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Video games are scheduled to happen from Feb. 20 to Feb. 26 in Regina and the encircling space.
Upwards of 1,800 youth athletes, coaches and officers from throughout the province will take part in 17 totally different sports activities, together with para-sport and Particular Olympic occasions.
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