November 11, 2021
GYMNASTICS SASKATCHEWAN POLICY ON VACCINE MANDATES
(Approved by the Board of Directors, November 10, 2021)
Our priority is the health, safety and well-being of those participating in gymnastics in Saskatchewan and the protection of the health and well-being of our athletes, coaches, officials, staff and volunteers. We also support our member clubs and respect their autonomy in establishing enhanced health protocols.
Therefore, the following three vaccine policies will be in affect effective immediately.
- Team Sask Selection and Participation
Covid-19 vaccinations are mandatory for all Team Sask/Sask First provincial team members selected to participate in and/or travel to any out of province events, camps, or competitions.
This policy is in effect for all athletes, coaches, officials, staff, volunteers ages 12 years and over. Participants must be fully vaccinated, defined by a period of at least 14 days having passed since receiving their second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, and must provide a proof of full vaccination. Negative Covid tests will not be accepted for Team Sask participation.
Medical (only) vaccination exemptions may be applied for and submitted to Gymnastics Saskatchewan at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 2 weeks prior to the selection trials for any out of province event. Exemptions for other than medical reasons will not be considered.
- 2022 Provincial Championships and 2022 Provincial Gymaestrada
Covid-19 vaccinations OR a negative Covid test will be mandatory for the 2022 Provincial Championships and Provincial Gymaestrada for all participants and spectators. This policy is in effect for all athletes, coaches, officials, staff, and volunteers ages 12 years and over as well as all spectators.
Participants must be fully vaccinated, defined by a period of at least 14 days having passed since receiving their second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, and must provide a proof of full vaccination.
- Anyone not fully vaccinated will be required to have an approved Rapid Antigen or PCR test – at the sole cost of the participant – completed on May 10, 2022 or later for Provincial Championships, and May 24, 2022 or later for Provincial Gymnaestrada.
- Tests will only be accepted if completed by a certified clinic and documentation displays a participant’s name as matched by photo ID as well as the date of collection and results of the test.
- Self-conducted tests will NOT be accepted.
Medical (only) vaccination exemptions may be applied for and submitted to Gymnastics Saskatchewan for approval at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 2 weeks prior to the event. Exemptions for other than medical reasons will not be considered.
- Member Clubs
Gymnastics Saskatchewan respects the autonomy of each of our member clubs to operate its own organization/business given the local environment and their members needs. It is recommended that each club determine their own position on enhanced health protocols and vaccine mandates for their members and for upcoming events in their facilities.
Clubs must advise Gymnastics Saskatchewan of any enhanced protocols in your facility, so that these protocols can be supported by us, and communicated to others relative to your club hosting upcoming sanctioned in-province events (such as trials, camps, clinics, workshops, invitationals, etc.) where outside participants may be in attendance.
Gymnastics Saskatchewan reserves the right to change or revise this policy as new protocols, public health orders or other Covid related issues come into place. Once vaccines for children ages 11 years and under come into place, revisions to this policy will be forthcoming.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or if we can assist in any way.
Klara Miller, CEO and Dale Reed, Board Chair
On behalf of the Board of Directors