Town of Newmarket releases COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements, News (Newmarket & District Ringette Association)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Town of Newmarket releases COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Submitted By Alyssia Byers on Tue 09 21, 21
NDRA has just received the below statement from the Town of Newmarket. Please read it carefully and completely and contact anyone on the Board Directors if you have any questions. 

September 21, 2021 Release from the Town of Newmarket  

Will the Town be confirming vaccination status?


o   Yes, beginning September 22nd, Town Staff will be confirming vaccination status at the screening desks in accordance with the Provincial Regulation

o   Reminder, the town’s pre-screening process (green check mark) still needs to be completed by everyone, of all ages, who enters a facility. By following this link COVID SCREENING

o   We recommend having paper copies of vaccine receipts as they can be read more quickly than on a phone.  This will speed up the screening process.


·       How are we going handle medical and religious exemptions?


o   Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a valid doctor’s note.  This will be accepted until the medical exemptions can be integrated as part of the Province’s digital vaccine certificate. We expect this system to launch October 22nd.

o   Religious exemptions are only applicable to wedding services, rites, ceremony or funeral service.  Therefore, there is no religious exemption to use a recreation facility without being fully vaccinated.




Update to Vaccination Requirements, Specific to Town of Newmarket Facilities


This afternoon, our Council decided that as of November 1st, everyone 12 and older who enters a Town of Newmarket facility must be fully vaccinated.  As of that date, this will exceed the provincial requirements (at the time of this email) by eliminating exemptions for athletes (and coaches, volunteers etc.).  Simply put, it means that anyone aged 12 and up must be fully vaccinated to enter or have proof of a medical exemption.


This decision will affect all facility users, not only residents of Newmarket.  For example, competitors (12 and older) and their coaches/volunteers from another town will need to be fully vaccinated.  This shift will result in a safer environment for participants and spectators. 


You can find the full media release from the Town of Newmarket at Newmarket COVID media release 

This article has been viewed 550 times.
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Follow Newmarket & District Ringette Association on Twitter
- and -
Visit Newmarket & District Ringette Association on Facebook
- and -
Follow Newmarket & District Ringette Association on Instagram
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 25
    Call out for coaches! Help the NDRA Board to plan for 2022/2023. We are looking for coaches and bench staff. Are you interested in volunteering? If interested, please fill in this form to ...
  • 15
    Congratulations to our new board for 2022/2023! President - Alyssia Byers VP - Ethan Sweeney Secretary - Sarah Rogers Treasurer - Richard Perrault Registrar - Dave Byers Referee In Chiefs - Caroline Sweeney and Ethan Sweeney
  • 26
    The A/AA intent form is due March 31st, 2022.
  • 02
    Due to the continuing COVID-19 challenges, the NDRA board has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Ignite The Ice tournament. All registered teams will receive refunds for money paid in the coming weeks. Please remember to cancel any ...
  • 10
    NDRA board has discussed and agreed that unfortunately, we will not be proceeding with U19A tryouts this year. Players are still encouraged to try out in other associations if the path of Provincial play is what they are looking for. If they ...
  • 04
    NDRA board has discussed and agreed that due to circumstances beyond our control we will not be proceeding with U16A tryouts this year. Players are still encouraged to try out in other associations if the path of Provincial play is what they are ...
  • 29
    Thank you to everyone for their patience. Due to Ringette Ontario mandates, AA and A tryouts had to happen this fall. As a result, team formation will take longer than in previous years. Practices are slated to start in mid-late October and will ...
  • 23
    Spread the word! Tell your friends! Tell your Family! Newmarket Ringette is hosting a FREE Come Try Ringette Event at Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 9C1) on October 3rd at 2:15 pm.
Printed from on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 9:11 PM