Hello Storm Families,
As our continued commitment to the safety of our players and volunteers, we would like to update you about COVID-19 requirements that will affect our operations this winter.
In order to comply with Nova Scotia’s Proof of Vaccine Policy, HRCE COVID-19 Vaccine Policy, and the Soccer Nova Scotia COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, as of October 4th, 2021, all those 12 years of age or older involved in Storm Soccer Club programs will be required to provide proof of vaccination.
The requirements are clarified as follows:
Proof of vaccination is required by law to participate in soccer games, training and all team related activities. Proof of vaccination will also be required for spectators if allowed at the venue and approved by the Club. At this time, Storm Soccer Club will not be allowing spectators.
Without proof of vaccination, Storm Soccer Club can not allow participation in all Club related activities.
Providing Proof of Vaccination
All affected Storm Soccer Club members, coaches and team staff will need to provide Public Health-approved proof of vaccination to their Team Coach or Team Manager at their first practice. The Coach or Team Manager will record that they have been shown proof of their vaccination status. Without demonstration proof of vaccination, participants will not be allowed into the practice area.
Members are to provide proof of vaccination by a showing paper or digital formats, or clear photos , screenshots or photocopy of their record. The record should indicate:
Storm Soccer Club will not request or keep a copy of any medical records or vaccination records on file as we are not authorized to do so. Storm Soccer Club will only maintain a list of all members who have shown proof of vaccination.
In order to maintain a list of all affected persons verified vaccination records, Storm Soccer Club must have your consent from the individual. If the person is under the age of majority, the consent is required from the parent or guardian. All players, coaches, managers and team staff will be required to complete the attached consent form. Please provide a copy of the consent form to the Coach or Team Manager at the first practice. The consent form will allow us to record that we have verified status only and date of vaccination. No other records are being kept. A copy of the consent form is attached.
REMINDER: Only doubled vaccinated players and team staff who meet the vaccination requirements outlined above will be added to a roster. We will not assign players and team staff to rosters unless they are double vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption.
Phase 5 Update
Phase 5 started on October 4 with a cautious approach. Most restrictions will be lifted while some will remain in place.
Please be kind and patient with the volunteers that need to check your proof of full vaccination. This is a new process for all of us and we are required by law to do it.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Your Storm Soccer Club Board