In order to provide the safest possible environment for all participants, volunteers and attendees, the Saskatchewan Games Council and 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Host Society will require that all individuals participating in or attending the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games in Regina must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the event. This requirement will extend to athletes, coaches, managers, mission staff, officials, volunteers, media, and event staff. All spectators over the age of 5 must also be fully vaccinated to attend.
Fully vaccinated refers to an individual for whom it has been 14 days or more after their second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 immunization series or 14 days or more after their first dose of a single-dose immunization series. All eligible individuals must provide proof of full vaccination prior to their participation in or attendance at the Games. Further details regarding this requirement will be available in the coming months.
Health Canada authorized a vaccine series for youth aged 5-11on November 19, 2021. Those under the age of 12 will be eligible to participate if they meet the fully vaccinated requirements. All considerations and protocols concerning the health and safety of Games participants are subject to change in the coming weeks and months as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.
The Saskatchewan Games Council and 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Host Society will continue to follow all other public health orders and recommendations as set out by the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Government of Saskatchewan.