Update - See attached edited RTH Plan Version 21-03. There was a small change to note in the Cohort Section. All documents and links now reflect that change.
For the most up to date version of our Return to Hockey Plan, members can visit: https://hockeypei.com/members/insurance and view the Safety & Risk Management Section.
Hello Hockey PEI Members,
As Connor alluded to on Monday ahead of the PEI Vax pass launch, our Return to Hockey Plan would be updated to reflect changes in COVID-19 protocols as they relate to hockey when we knew more information. We are pleased to attach within the most up to date RTH Plan (Version 21-03) which reflects some of the key answers to questions we were waiting on.
Since the launch of the program on Oct 5, our partners at Sport PEI, Recreation PEI, the CPHO and the Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Division have been fielding questions related to the PEI Vax Pass program. As a result of that, we have attached messaging directly from the Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Division "Sport and Recreation Sector Bulletin #2" in regard to the PEI VaxPass which provides additional information on the program and its rollout.
**If there are areas where your facilities or associations require additional supports (ie. A worker at the front door for certain activities) then the Employment Development Agency may be able to assist. Please note their program information below and key contacts.
We ask our members to review both documents attached within and to share this guidance with your respective groups. You may also share our latest communication that has gone out on this through the various Hockey PEI social media channels.
Thanks for you continued work and cooperation as we navigate through these forever changing times and enjoy your long weekend.
Employment Development Agency
The Government of PEI recognizes that this is a busy time of year for many facilities busy opening for the season. Please be advised the Government is prepared to offer support to assist with the VAXPASS staffing requirements for your facilities. The Employment Development Agency is able to provide a wage subsidy for your facility to hire additional staff to assist with the VAXPASS process. Please feel free to contact our staff at the Employment Development Agency:
Program Coordinator - Prince County
Program Coordinator - Kings & Queens County
**MED (Member Engagement Department)
Today, the Chief Public Health Office of PEI updated the province on the on-going outbreak of COVID-19 in the Charlottetown area linked to the public school system. The following key updates were made:
Following this CPHO update, Hockey PEI is announcing the following:
Members should familiarize themselves with Hockey PEI's Return to Hockey plan. This includes the mandatory masks-wearing policy, conducting proper contact tracing, keeping your hands washed/sanitized frequently and most importantly, staying home if you are feeling unwell. Version 21-02 of the RTH Plan can be viewed here: https://hockeypei.com/hockey-pei-is-ready-for-the-2021-22-season/
Yesterday, the Chief Public Health Office of PEI announced a positive case of COVID-19 out of the West Royalty Elementary School, which has led to an official outbreak with the announcement of six new related positive COVID-19 cases today.
The outbreak has also caused the closure of more than 15 schools in areas including Charlottetown, Sherwood Parkdale, and Stratford for the next three (3) days.
In addition to the school closures above, The CPHO has announced the suspension of recreational sports and extracurricular activities for children under the age of nineteen (19) in the Charlottetown area for the next three (3) days.
Due to the concerning outbreak and the measures imposed by the CPHO in relation to this news, Hockey PEI is announcing the suspension of all activity (on-ice and off-ice) for the following Minor Hockey Associations:
This means that members from the above-listed associations should not be taking part in any hockey-related activities in their home association or elsewhere on PEI.
Furthermore, Hockey PEI has also announced the suspension of all scheduled High Performance Program activities including today's Atlantic Challenge Cup Practices in Summerside.
The CPHO did indicate the high chance that more cases are expected to be announced in the coming days once contact tracing can be completed. Hockey PEI will continue to monitor the situation and set out any additional restrictions as needed.
Today is an important reminder of why members should familiarize themselves with Hockey PEI's Return to Hockey plan. This includes the mandatory masks-wearing policy for Players, Coaches and Officials, conducting proper contact tracing, keeping your hands washed/sanitized and most importantly, staying home if you are feeling unwell. Version 21-01 of the RTH Plan can be viewed here: https://hockeypei.com/hockey-pei-is-ready-for-the-2021-22-season/
APM Covid Protocol (Submitted by APM Centre).
This may change but at this time these are the rules we are expected to follow.
Some Details to highlight.
Records-keeping for contact tracing Information from the province web site Please ensure you are keeping good records.