2022 OLA Vaccination Policy (Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse Association)

Print2022 OLA Vaccination Policy

Ontario Lacrosse Association COVID-19 Participant Vaccination Policy Last Updated: March 4, 2022

The Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) is updating its COVID-19 Participant Vaccination Policy in alignment with the
recent provincial announcement to ease public health measures, and is lifting its requirement for participants to
demonstrate proof of vaccination to access programs and services, effective March 4th, 2022. This update is consistent
with the most recent Province of Ontario instruction to provincial sports organizations for the requirement of proof of
vaccination, and is subject to change at any time, including during the season.
Public health guidance on this topic continues to involve and may affect this policy in the future. The Ontario Lacrosse
Association actively encourages vaccination efforts as the best way to protect against severe illness from COVID-19.

1. Policy overview. The purpose of this policy is to protect the health and safety of all participants by reducing the risk of
exposure to and transmission of COVID-19. This policy is effective immediately and until further notice, and is subject
to changes in guidance received, or as a result of regulations which are passed by federal, provincial and local public
health authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Policy application. This policy applies to all participants, associations, teams and leagues who are members of the
Ontario Lacrosse Association, including players, team officials (coaches, trainers, managers), game officials (on-floor,
on-field and timekeepers), Association Executive Members (directors, officers, executives, staff, volunteers). Effective
March 4th, 2022, the OLA will not require proof of vaccination at the time of each participant’s registration, but will
continue to encourage health and safety measures for sport which are supplied by Ontario Public Health.

3. Community/facility protective measures. Municipalities, communities and territories may choose to require proof of
vaccination in order to access facilities or services. The Ontario Lacrosse Association recognizes that local Public
Health Units determine health and safety measures that are appropriate, and requires its clubs and leagues to respect
and follow any measures enacted in accordance with O. Reg. 364/20.

4. Other protective measures. Requirements for mask/face coverings, physical distancing and regular self-screening of
non-playing participants remains in effect, until modified by provincial health regulations. OLA members and guests
who receive a positive test result for COVID-19 are required to remove themselves from in-person events in
accordance with the province’s requirement for self-isolation, and may not return to involvement until they have fully
recovered from infection.

5. Changes to this policy. As this situation remains fluid and changes to recommended health measures become
available, the OLA reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this policy, including during the established
lacrosse season.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Ontario Lacrosse Association COVID-19 Participant Vaccination Policy
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2022 

The Ontario Lacrosse Association is extending its protection of the health and safety of all participants by requiring certain  individuals to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” is defined by the Province of Ontario, and is subject to  change; public health guidance on this topic continues to involve and may affect this policy in the future. The OLA  reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.  

1. Policy overview. The purpose of this policy is to protect the health and safety of all participants by reducing the risk of  exposure to and transmission of COVID-19. This policy is in effect immediately and until further notice, and is subject  to changes in guidance received, or as a result of regulations which are passed by federal, provincial and local public  health authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

2. Policy application. This policy applies to all participants, associations, teams and leagues who are members of the  Ontario Lacrosse Association and were born prior to January 1, 2010, including players, team officials (coaches,  trainers, managers), game officials (on-floor, on-field and timekeepers), Association Executive Members (directors,  officers, executives, staff, volunteers). At the present time, this policy does not apply to participants born on or after  January 1, 2010, or to spectators unless otherwise specified by the municipality or territory in which the event is  scheduled to take place.  

3. Vaccination requirements. All participants eligible under this policy are required to be fully vaccinated with Health  Canada approved dose(s) (including the 14-day period after receiving the dose which makes them fully vaccinated) by  June 1, 2022 or earlier, and to present proof of their full vaccination status to their Association representative prior to  the first date of participation. Acceptable documentation includes a digital or physical Dose Administration Receipt, or  a vaccine passport or card that has been issued by the government of Ontario or the territory from which the  participant received their vaccination.  

4. Vaccination accommodations. The OLA will comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code by providing  accommodation to any individual who is unable to be vaccinated for a valid medical reason which has been  substantiated by a licensed medical practitioner, unless such accommodation cannot be made without inflicting undue  hardship on others. If an individual cannot provide their Association with documentation of their vaccination, the  following will be considered by the OLA’s representative: the person’s reason for not being vaccinated; and,  documentation which supports the medical or protected reason for not being vaccinated under the Ontario Human  Rights Code. The OLA reserves the right to have any documentation reviewed by medical specialists to verify  authenticity. For individuals who are provided with an accommodation under this policy, a negative antigen, PCR or  NAAT test result of not more than 72 hours must be provided prior to participation in each sanctioned activity.  

5. Non-vaccinated persons. On June 2, 2022, any participant who is not fully vaccinated or granted an accommodation  under this policy will be ineligible to participate in OLA-sanctioned activities until such time as they have presented  satisfactory evidence of their vaccination status, or they have been granted an accommodation. At the present time,  participants born on or after January 1, 2010, are not subject to this policy, nor are spectators in OLA-sanctioned  events. Should the Province of Ontario mandate vaccination for children born on or after January 1, 2010 for  participation in sport, the OLA will re-evaluate this policy and consider extending the definition, with due regard to the  availability of approved COVID-19 vaccines. A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitute for non vaccinated persons, unless the person qualifies for a vaccination accommodation under that section of this policy.  

6. Record-keeping. Proof of vaccination will be collected and verified at the Association level in accordance with the  OLA’s Information Privacy Policy. Each Association is only responsible for verifying the information, and providing a  signed form to the OLA to confirm that they have personally inspected the documentation provided by each  participant, along with a list of those participant’s names who have been verified, if requested to do so. Any records  maintained by the OLA will only be collected, used, retained or disclosed for legitimate operational purposes or as  directed or requested by public health authorities. This information will be kept in a secure location to which access is  only provided to a limited number of designated persons who are involved in the administration of this policy. 

7. Changes to this policy. As this situation remains fluid and changes to recommended health measures become  available, the OLA reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this policy, including during the established  lacrosse season. 


Category Sites
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Follow Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse Association on Twitter
- and -
Visit Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse Association on Facebook
- and -
Follow Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse Association on Instagram
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
Printed from wallaceburglacrosse.com on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 9:14 PM