Updated Nov. 19, 2021

GENERAL

Has Hockey Saskatchewan consulted with any person(s) from the medical field?

  • At the beginning of the pandemic, Hockey Saskatchewan appointed a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to help us navigate through the medical & health concerns that COVID-19 presented. Our CMO continues to consult with the Board of Directors and Staff on any matters which are COVID-19 related.

What if a facility or local municipality has more restrictive policies than Hockey Saskatchewan’s policy?

  • All patrons must first adhere to the policies and mandates of the local facility and/or municipality.

As a League/Association/Team should we retain records of each individual proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 test?

  • No, the records only need to be verified by the League/Association/Team and should not be kept.
  • Hockey Saskatchewan reserves the right to perform future random spot checks to confirm the accuracy of an individual’s vaccination/test history and this may include an individual having to produce confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccination/testing records.

Does the mandatory vaccine policy apply to Minor Hockey Association (MHA) Executives/Board Members, off-ice officials, time keepers, score keepers, penalty box staff?

  • No

If affiliating to a U15 AA, U18 AA, or U18 AAA team do I have to be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative test 72 hours prior to activity?

  • Yes

NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST

Why are negative tests not being considered/accepted for Senior, U18AAA?

  • AAA hockey falls under the Hockey Canada mandate, where there is no testing option.
  • Current provincial health guidelines require participants in Senior hockey to mask or have a complete League vaccine mandate.

What are the approved methods of testing for obtaining a Negative COVID-19 Test?

  • Approved tests are any of the following paid tests administered at a testing site approved by the Minister of Health, as posted on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website and as updated from time to time:
  1. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for SARS-CoV-2;
  2. A point-of-care antigen test for SARS-CoV-2, or;
  3. Any other test for SARS-CoV-2 approved by the Minister of Health.

Are these tests paid for by Hockey Saskatchewan?

  • No, the costs of these tests will be on the person.

Who should I present my proof of Vaccination or Negative Covid-19 test to?

  • The proof of vaccination or Negative COVID-19 test should be presented to their Association/League/Team COVID designate.

For Provincials, I wish to provide a Negative COVID-19 test prior to each game or practice. Who do I submit my negative COVID-19 test to?

  • To your Minor Hockey Association and/or Team COVID representative.

TEAM OFFICIALS

Whom is considered a registered team official?

  • Any/all those team officials who are registered with Hockey Saskatchewan (ie. Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Trainer, Stick Person, Manager, etc.).

As a Team Official, Mentor, or Instructor do I have to wear a mask for practices, games or ice sessions?

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a face covering at all hockey activities, including games and practices.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you are only required to wear a face covering for games. You are not required to wear a face covering while on-ice during practice.

PROVINCIALS

Minor/Female provincials, does this policy apply to U13?

  • No

Does the mandate apply to Female U15 A and Female U18 A who play within their own league?

  • No, we simply declare the winner of the league the provincial champ.

For Senior Hockey, can we register a team just for provincials that is not registered anywhere for league play?

  • Yes, but every participant must be fully vaccinated and supply proof of vaccination to their Team COVID representative.

For Senior Hockey, can we add players and/or coaches to our roster for Provincials who have not registered previously for league play in 2021/22?

  • Yes, but the person(s) must show proof of Full Vaccination to their team’s COVID Representative.

* A process for a proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test is being developed. We will advise teams of the process once it is completed.


OFFICIALS

Do I need to be vaccinated to officiate a U18 A, U15 A, U13 AA or levels below?

  • No, but if you are not fully vaccinated you must wear a face mask. (over 18)

What if I am not fully vaccinated and wish to officiate U15 AA, U18 AA or Provincials?

  • You must provide an approved negative COVID-19 test and you must wear a face mask during the game if you are 18 years of or older.

MISCELLANEOUS

Am I able to apply for exemptions under medical or religious circumstance?

  • No exemptions will be considered. Proof of a Negative COVID-19 test from an approved source in lieu of Proof of Vaccination.

When taking a bus, what sort of precautions should we take?

  • Hockey Saskatchewan recommends that anyone traveling on the bus use a face mask and practice social distancing whenever possible.

What if a person or facility is non-compliant with the Public Health Order?

  • We ask that you report any incidence(s) to the Government of Saskatchewan using the link below;

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/public-health-measures/public-health-orders/non-compliance-reporting-form