SPC COVID Protocols & Vaccination Policy (Napanee District Minor Hockey)

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Please find the SPC COVID Protocols below:

Effective January 31st
, 2021


Please be advised that when renting or using Town of Greater Napanee Facilities it is the responsibility of the renter to ensure that all participants involved adhere to the following requirements, and to inform all parents/guardians of the requirements, which are in place to help protect the people in this community and surrounding area.


Face Covering/Mask means a medical mask or non-medical mask or other face coverings such as a bandana, a scarf or cloth that covers the mouth, nose, and chin ensuring a barrier that limits the transmission of infectious respiratory droplets.

Person means any patron, participant, spectator or other visitor who enters the Facility and includes the applicant and any Related Person.

Health & Safety Guidelines:

  • COVID-19 screening must take place for each individual person entering the arena. (see attached) any person who identifies as having any symptoms or fails the self screening tool should not attend the Strathcona Paper Centre (SPC).

  • Each individual entering the SPC must sign in at the front table for record keeping of contract tracing.

  • It is the renters responsibility to inform all users of COVID-19 screening requirements.

  • Each individual must sanitize their hands before entering the SPC.

  • Avoid high contact touch points wherever possible. (i.e.: door handles, counters,

    drinking fountain).

  • All SPC entrants 12 years and above are required to provide identification and proof of vaccination QR CODE to gain access to SPC facilities, QR codes can be downloaded at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/proof-covid-19-vaccination

  •  Only those people able to provide a medical exception through the Ontario QR CODE system will not be required to show proof of vaccination, signed doctors’ notes will no longer be accepted

Access within the SPC:

  • The front doors will be open for entering the SPC and will be used as an entrance only.

  • The north and south lobby doors will be designated as exits only.

  • Individuals are only permitted in the designated rented areas of the SPC.

  • Access to the SPC will be permitted no more than 25 minutes before your scheduled ice time and users must be out of their designated dressing room in 15 mins or less after leaving the ice to allow for cleaning and disinfecting.

  • Individuals must be 2 meters (6 feet) apart while wearing a face covering/mask.

Spectator Viewing:

  • In the case of an indoor facility, the total number of members of the public permitted to be in the facility at any one time must be limited to 50 per cent of the capacity of the facility.

  • The number of spectators at the facility at any one time must not exceed the following limits:

 - - In the case of a facility that has a designated area for indoor spectators, 50 per cent of the usual indoor seating capacity, or 
1,000 persons, whichever is less.

 - - 100 spectators will be permitted on the Home Hardware viewing areas, this would be equal to 50% capacity

 - - 500 spectators will be permitted on the Good Year viewing areas, this would be equal to 50% capacity

 - - Markings will be put in place for standing spectators to ensure 2 metres (6 feet) of distance between spectators.

 - - Each participant under the age of 18 years will be allowed 2 spectators to enter the SPC. For any game where there is a gate or admission fee it will be the responsibility of the organizer to monitor and adhere to the spectator limits.

Food and Drinking:

  • Participants are encouraged to fill their own water bottle before arriving, or by using the water bottle fill located in each dressing room.

  • Food and Drinks are permitted within the facilities, but are only to be consumed when seated and 6 feet of physical distance can be maintained, as per provincial guidelines     

Physical Distancing:

  • Physical distancing of at least 2 meters (6 feet) from other persons should be maintained to the fullest extent possible while in the SPC, except while engaged in sport or seated as a spectator.

  • Limit the amount of physical contact as much as possible. Make every attempt to limit contact to 15 minutes or less

  • Persons shall not loiter in hallways or rooms to assist in physical distancing and to allow other Persons the opportunity to utilize those amenities

  • Persons are asked to exit the SPC as soon as possible after the rental concludes

  • Spectators are asked to remain in their seats for any intermission unless it is necessary for them to leave their seat.

Requirement for Face coverings/Masks:

  • Participants engaged in physical activity are not required to wear a face covering/mask while resting on player’s bench.

  • Any coach or team staff that is not engaged in physical activity must wear a face covering/mask while inside the designated players bench area.

  • SPC staff will be required to wear a face covering/mask when there is potential for contact with the general public. Emergency protocols will remain the same.

  • A Person will be exempt from the requirement to wear a Face Covering/Mask in the Facility if:

 - - The Person is a child under the age of two years

 - - The Person is a child under the age of 5 years either chronologically or developmentally and he or she refuses to wear a Face Covering/Mask and cannot be persuaded to do so by his or her caregiver.

 - - For any other medical reason, the Person cannot safely wear a Face Covering/Mask for reasons such as, but not limited to respiratory disease, cognitive difficulties or difficulties hearing or processing information.

 - - The Person is unable to apply or remove a Face Covering/Mask without assistance, including those who are accommodated under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act or who require accommodation under the Human Rights Code.

Capacity for SPC Lobby, Dressing Rooms and Ice:

  • Maximum 9 participants in each dressing room, each user will be allotted 2 dressing rooms per time slot and are NOT to exceed the posted capacity. This includes coaches/on-ice instructors.

  • Participants are strongly encouraged to come the arena with as much gear on as safely possible.

  • Any special accommodations required must be requested in advance of the users scheduled ice time.

  • There will be chairs set out to accommodate users putting on skates, helmets, etc. outside of the dressing room.

  • Maximum of 50 people on the ice surface at any one time including coaching staff, trainers, etc.

  • Markings will be visible in dressing rooms to indicate where participants should sit to allow for distancing.

  • Showers will be permitted.

  • Participants are asked to please limit the time spent before and after an activity in the changing room as much as possible to ensure sufficient time for disinfecting

Other Facility Guidelines:


  • Any training aids (i.e. pylons) being used must be the property of the user group

    and cannot be stored at the facility.

  • Maximum of 4 nets will be available for each rental. Goalie training will be allotted

    an additional two nets for a maximum of 6 nets. 

  • Any user group that requires the use of scoreboards controls or sound system

    must disinfect equipment after each use. Disinfectant will be provided by the facility.

Assumption of Risk


  3. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19, like many other viruses, is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments and Health Agencies continue to recommend the practice of physical distancing and the use of face coverings/masks.

    While the Town of Greater Napanee has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Town cannot guarantee that you/or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19, or any other virus. Further, attending programs or facilities in the Town of Greater Napanee could increase your risk and your child(ren)s risk of contracting COVID-19, or any other virus.


Compliance with Public Health Requirements:

  • Individuals who do not comply with KFL&A Public Health requirements may be subject to fines of $750 to $1000 with a maximum fine of $ 100,000. Corporations found to be noncompliant can be fined up to $10,000,000 for each day or part of each day on which the offence occurs or continues.

  • These updated protocols are in effect starting 6am EST January 31st, 2022

  • All these protocols are subject to change based on the discretion of the facility or provincial legislation.

  • This policy is in accordance with O. Reg. 364/20

As a reminder, NDMH is staffed by volunteers and operates under the direction of OMHA and the KFLA Health Unit.  While opinions on these policies may vary, our operations under them are mandated to us and compliance is required.  Respectful behavior towards volunteers who will be facilitating tryouts this week, including coaches, trainers and members of the Executive, along with staff at the SPC, is expected.

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