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COVID-19

Vaccination Requirements

The KIBC’s highest priority is the safety of our membership. Given the nature of our sport and the close, unmasked proximity the players will have to each other, we will follow the strictest guidance provided by Ontario Public Health, KFL&A Public Health, Ontario Basketball AND the facilities that we use.

To ensure that our athletes will be able to fully participate we will require:

  • All players:
    • Born in 2009 or earlier who are eligible for Covid-19 vaccination to be fully vaccinated prior to participating in the 2021-2022 season.
    • Born in 2010 or later are currently exempt from the vaccination requirement.
  • All coaches, volunteers and convenors must be fully vaccinated before starting the 2021 -2022 season.
  • All players (or parents/guardians), coaches, volunteers and convenors will be required to complete a COVID-19 attestation as a part of registration.
  • When spectators are permitted, all eligible spectators will also need to be fully vaccinated.
  • Follow all other applicable local and provincial public health protocols such as screening, hygiene, masking and capacity limits.

Exemption requests will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.  The KIBC will adhere to the policies of the facilities we use. Only exemptions approved and supported by Ontario Public Health, KFL&A Public Health, and the Ontario Human Rights Commission will be considered.  All exemption requests must be submitted to the KIBC in writing  with the appropriate supporting documents.

NOTE:  Covid -19 vaccination requirements seem to be an ever-changing set of rules. We will continue to monitor the situation and adapt to any new requirements. We appreciate your ongoing patience and support.

Due to restrictions, and in the best interest of all our players, only one parent/guardian will be allowed to spectate Jr Gaels Development League sessions for players born in 2010 or later.

Those spectators will be required to sign in at the gym for contact tracing purposes.

  

Gym Access

The Kingston Impact Basketball Club has been actively working on securing gym space for our Jr Gaels Development League for the 2021-2022 season. This year the KIBC has decide to merge both the east and west locations into a single, centralized location at Kingston Secondary School.

The school board cannot commit to opening up their gyms until after the first 30 days of school. At this point, they will revisit the current situation regarding the pandemic and decide what action they will take regarding community users.

The Kingston Impact will inform the membership of any delays or changes once we have information from the school board. We will move forward with our online registration as planned, so we will be fully prepared for opening day. We hope to open on Saturday October 23, 2021.