As you may have heard, on August 19th The University of Manitoba announced that they will require faculty, staff, students and all campus visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
This means that all Athletics Manitoba members, attending programming (training or competitions) held at the University of Manitoba facility will need to be fully vaccinated.
While the Province of Manitoba has stated that youth under 18 years of age do not necessarily need to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in sport, Athletics Manitoba and our members who participate in any program on campus will be required to abide by the policies and procedures in place at the University of Manitoba.
Individuals aged 12 and over are required to have their first dose by September 22, 2021 and their second dose by the end of October 2021. Until fully vaccinated, (2 weeks post 2nd dose) individuals will be required to wear a mask at all time when on campus, this includes during physical activity.
Link to the University of MB Press Release
Daily screening will also be a mandatory requirement for all.
Please understand that we are sharing this information with you now to keep you prepared and up to date. We will be working with the University of MB over the coming months to determine how this requirement will be managed and integrated into our daily training procedures as well as our event registration process.
We are also working with the University to get clarity regarding procedures and exceptions that may be in place for athletes under 12 years of age and youth under 18 years of age.
At the moment, we anticipate that there will be a variety of easy to use online tools to support this process. We will share additional details as soon as they become available.