Judo Ontario is not passing an opinion on the science of COVID or the civil liberties issues surrounding vaccine mandates, we are simply communicating the directives of the Province of Ontario with respect to participation in indoor athletic activities.
Updated Judo Ontario COVID Restrictions for all Clubs and Members
Beginning September 22, 2021, Ontario will require proof of vaccination focused on indoor public settings. On September 14th, the provincial government amended the Reopening Ontario Act. All Ontarian's who registered their vaccines are encouraged to download their vaccine receipt as proof of their vaccine status until an enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code is available.
Clubs must require members and patrons who are 12 years of age or older and who do not qualify for an exemption to provide proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to entering an area specified in section 2.1 of Schedule 1 of O. Reg. 364/20
It is strongly recommended that children under 12 wear masks during judo.
EXEMPTIONS: The proof of identification and proof of vaccination against COVID-19 requirements under O. Reg. 364/20 do not apply to:
• Children under 12 years old.
• Members under 18 years of age who are entering the indoor premises of a facility used for practicing judo solely for the purpose of actively participating in a judo class.
• For workers or volunteers, including coaches and officials
It is the discretion of the individual if not exempted to determine whether they would like to disclose their vaccination status. Should they make the decision not to divulge this information, they will not be permitted to access settings that require proof of vaccination. Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted with a doctor’s note until the medical exemption can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate.