Area Health Units Expand Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate to those 12 and Older

Change comes into effect as of October 31st

 

Huron Perth Public Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health announced additional proof of vaccination requirements today for recreational facilities used for organized sports.

Proof of covid-19 vaccination will now be required for anyone over the age of 12 who enters an indoor area of a sports or recreation fitness facility to participate in, coach, officiate or watch organized sports. The requirement will come into effect on October 31st.

The decision to extend the proof of vaccination requirement they say was made due to the nature of sports and fitness activities,which can create opportunities for covid-19 to spread easily.

These factors include close contact between participants, forceful exhalation and increased respiratory rate, prolonged exposure, crowded indoor spaces and the removal of mask/face covering during physical activity.

It was also made in part because everyone 12 years and older is currently eligible to receive the vaccine.