Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for Club Mont Ste Marie
Dear Club MSM Members,
The board of Club Mont Ste. Marie has approved the implementation of a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all athletes, coaches, and volunteers. This policy is effective immediately and will impact dryland training.
After consultation with legal and health experts, it became clear that a vaccine mandate was the best route forward for the health and safety of all members and for the long-term viability of Club MSM. Our policy will be in sync with existing policies, such as the one implemented at Camp Fortune.
The Club MSM vaccine mandate is attached below. Please read it carefully.
If you have any questions regarding the vaccine mandate and how it may impact you, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific health related questions surrounding the vaccine mandate, I suggest you contact Matt McInnes at email@example.com
President, Club Mont Ste. Marie
Effective October 4, 2021, Club MSM requires all participants eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in their province of their principal residence to be fully vaccinated prior to participating in any events sanctioned by Club MSM. Full vaccination means 2 weeks post second vaccine dose. Reasonable accommodation will be given to participants who become eligible for vaccination during the season (e.g. those born in 2010).
Club MSM participants are defined as: Club MSM athletes, Club MSM coaches and Club MSM volunteers. Club MSM sanctioned events include, but are not limited to, any formal or informal club activities such as training, races, social events and volunteer activities.
Compliance with this policy is mandatory and failure to comply will result in not being able to participate in Club MSM sanctioned events. This policy may be amended subject to changes in guidance from public health authorities, the SQA or other relevant governing bodies.
Rationale for the Policy:
The health and safety of all Club MSM participants is the top priority. The purpose of this policy is to protect the health and safety of all of participants in a manner consistent with current and evolving Federal and Provincial public health policy requirements and recommendations. In addition to other public health measures, this policy is necessary to further prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 due to the risk factors for COVID-19 infection that are present while participating in Club MSM sanctioned events.
Confirmation of Vaccination:
Confirmation of vaccination must be provided upon request in the form and manner specified by Club MSM. Each participant must confirm vaccination status; this will be noted in their membership file. No additional records will be retained by Club MSM regarding vaccination status.
If a participant has a medical reason for not getting vaccinated, they should submit a note from a medical doctor licensed in Ontario or Quebec to The Club Health & Safety Committee for review.
Club MSM will ensure the safeguarding and confidentiality of private health information. The Club will keep the record of an individual's vaccination status/exemption confidential and will only be accessible by the Club MSM Health and Safety Committee.
In the event that this policy precludes athlete participation in club events, a refund of the registration deposit will be issued. Claims for refunds must be made by October 31st. Refunds will not be provided beyond this date.