Update: December 3, 2021
New Health Orders effective: Monday, Dec 6 , 2021
Beginning December 6, everyone participating in an indoor sport and between 12 and 17 years old will have to prove that they have either received, at a minimum, of a single dose of vaccine or proof of a negative test confirmed by a pharmacist in the last 72 hours.
14(1) Except for ticketed sporting events under Order 16, indoor sporting and recreational facilities, including dance schools and martial arts studios, must not operate unless admission of members of the public to the facility is restricted to the following:
(a) persons who produce proof of vaccination.
(b) persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19.
(c) persons under 12 years of age.
(d) until December 5, 2021, persons who are at least 12 years of age but who have not yet reached 18 years of age
(e) on or after December 6, 2021, persons who are at least 12 years of age but who have not yet reached 18 years of age and who produce
(i) proof that they have received one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, or
(ii) proof of a negative rapid COVID-19 test result within the previous 72 hours that is confirmed by a pharmacist.
Full PHO: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html
As of December 6, 2021, youth aged 12 to 17 years attending indoor sport and recreational facilities must provide proof that they have received:
at least one dose of an approved vaccine, or
proof of a pharmacist-confirmed negative result from an approved rapid antigen test, from within the 72 hours before participation
It is the responsibility of the facility operator to ensure all other public health orders are followed.
In partnership with the Department of Sport, Culture, Heritage, as well as sport and education stakeholders, the Manitoba government has prepared guidance for facility operators, sports organizations, and schools to ensure they are in compliance with the public health orders.
For information on proof of vaccination, the scope of the orders, and how to collect and manage personal health information, visit:
This information is also available in a fact sheet that can be downloaded or printed, and shared with your teams.
Recreation Manitoba has complied additional resources for sport on its website:
Sample of a negative rapid antigen test from a pharmacy
Sample of proof of a single dose record from Shared Health website
A reference guide for COVID-19 screeners
Thank you for your cooperation,
Important Ongoing Links
Swim Manitoba encourages our member clubs to check frequently the links below to stay informed of the most current protocols and information available with respect to COVID-19.
For more information, please review:
Public Health Agency of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Government of Manitoba: http://www.manitoba.ca/health/coronavirus/index.html
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