Thursday, October 7th, 2021
The Moose Jaw Curling Centre wants to ensure curlers are safe throughout the entire curling season. We are following the Government of Saskatchewan’s Public Health Orders and have reviewed the Curl Canada and CurlSask Return to Play Guidelines to find a balance for our youth recreational leagues. As part of our return to play guidelines we will be asking everyone 18 years of age and over to be double vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within the past 72 hours.
All participants, athletes, volunteers, coaches, and spectators (over the age of 12) are required to be double vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within the past 72 hours for all weekly curling leagues. League participants who are double vaccinated are not required to wear a mask on the field of play, however anyone showing proof of negative COVID-19 test will be required to wear a mask. Everyone is required to wear a mask throughout the rest of the venue including to and from the lobby and to the ice surface. We also encourage you to wear a mask on the ice surface if you feel more comfortable.
*This will apply to all participants in Moose Jaw Curling Centre leagues except for Sunday FunCurl and Youth Leagues.
Fun Curl and Youth League, Prairie South and Holy Trinity Leagues or Youth Physical Education Classes
Anyone under the age of 18 within these leagues will not be required to be double vaccinated or require proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within the past 72 hours. Additionally, parents or guardians of the participants under the age of 18 do not have to be double vaccinated or require proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within the past 72 hours to watch their child participate. Coaches will be required to be double vaccinated and wear masks on the field of play. Anyone under the age of 18 will not be required to wear a mask on the field of play, but everyone, including parents, spectators, and athletes, is required to wear a mask throughout the rest of the venue.
Great Western/Original 16 Lounge
During all curling leagues, bonspiels and special events, everyone 12 years of age and older must provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 and or has received a negative COVID -19 test administered with the past 72 hours to access the lounge.
All events hosted at the Moose Jaw Curling Centre, including Curl Canada/Curl Sask sanctioned events, club bonspiels and other curling special events will require everyone over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated.
Proof of Vaccination
The following documentation will be accepted as proof of vaccination:
• Wallet cards received at time of immunization
• A printed copy or screenshot saved to your device of your MySaskHealthRecord vaccine certificate (with or without a QR code)
• An earlier version of your MSHR COVID-19 vaccine certificate
• A COVID-19 vaccine printout from Saskatchewan Health Authority Public Health
• A QR code/MySaskHealthRecord vaccine certificate uploaded to SK Vax Wallet
• Documentation demonstrating proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test provided by a certified healthcare provider, including private providers of COVID-19 tests. A self-administered take-home rapid antigen test will not be accepted.
All of these will need to be verified with ID (photo, health or birth certificates).
Individuals who do not have proof of vaccination, which includes partially vaccinated individuals; and, individuals who have medical or religious exemptions that prohibit them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will be required to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test within the previous 72 hours.
Only COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test results provided by certified healthcare providers, including private providers will be accepted. A self-administered take-home rapid antigen test will not be accepted as valid proof of negative COVID-19 test results. The cost for all proof of negative test results will be the responsibility of the individual.
Moose Jaw Events Centre/Moose Jaw Curling Centre will not retain or store any proof of vaccination or medical information. Participants required to show proof of vaccination will be asked to sign an attestation of vaccination which will clear them to play for the duration of the season.
Other Enhanced Protocols
Your safety and well-being are a top priority! Moose Jaw Events Centre has obtained it’s Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Moose Jaw Events Centre has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. More information on our GBAC Star accreditation can be on our website. Additionally, sanitization and added disinfectant runs have been put in place to keep our guests healthy and curling.
• Mandatory masking while in the lobbies, entering and exiting Moose Jaw Events Centre and the Moose Jaw Curling Centre, going to and from bathrooms and any other areas.
• Doors will still be labelled for ingress and egress for access into curling lobby and onto the ice surface
• Lockers are available and will be sanitized after each draw
• Hand sanitizer stations will still be in place in high touch areas
• If a curler still wishes to wear a mask on or off the ice, please do so
• On ice the social distancing decals will be in place
• Curling stones will be sanitized after every draw
• Brooms, sliders, or other equipment on loan will be sanitized after arrival back. Please leave along the east wall so it can be disinfected
• All measuring devices will be sanitized after each draw
• High performance equipment will be cleaned after each use
• Players should continue to use your two rocks for playing.
Face coverings are not required for the following Individuals:
- Individuals aged two and under
- Individuals aged three to twelve who are not reasonably able to wear a face coveringIndividuals 18 years of age and older and on-ice or on-court officials while participating in sports activities, for the duration of the sport or activity only, so long as they are subject to a proof of vaccination policy; and
- Individuals who are under the age of 18 years while participating in sports, for the duration of the sport only.
Face coverings are not required in the following circumstances:
- Where the short-term removal of the face covering is necessary for the purposes of identifying an individual
- Where it is necessary for an individual to uncover their nose, mouth, or chin for the purposes of receiving a health or personal service, for the duration of the treatment or service only
- While seated and consuming food or a beverage