We have been following all Manitoba Provincial guidelines and Public Health Orders throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic and we will continue to do so.
As of December 6th, all 12 - 17 year olds participating in sport or as a spectator, will have to have had a first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
If a 12 - 17 year old will not get the vaccine, they do have the option to get a rapid antigen test at a pharmacy and they would have to produce a negative test within 72 hours of participating or spectating at a sport venue.
All 12 - 17 year olds that have received a first dose of the vaccine, will have to show proof, with either a print out or webview + government issued id (school identification is acceptable).
There is no testing option for 18+. They must be fully vaccinated.
Children 11 and under will be able to attend events and activities as per usual.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the actual test? Anti-gen or PCR?
Rapid Antigen Test approved by a pharmacist 72 hours prior to entering a facility
What is acceptable proof of vaccination for 12-17 year olds?
Proof of vaccination can be printed or saved to phone from shared health
Is there more than one option?
Proof of vaccination (one dose or two) or a negative Antigen Test confirmed by a pharmacist. Other options are not yet known. Provincial testing sites are not to be used for testing for this Public Health Order.
Cost of test(s)?
Prices determined by the pharmacies (Note: Chair of Pharmacist’s Association was quoted in Winnipeg Free Press earlier this fall saying range is $50-100, other sources suggest $40 on average)
72-hour requirement – within?
72 hours prior to entering facility for a game or practice – or to watch a game or practice as a spectator
Will vaccination be required if 5 – 11 years are approved for the vaccine?
To be determined. There are no Public Health Orders yet for 5-11 year olds. This may become clearer as the vaccination rollout begins for 5-11 year olds.