COVID-19

The North Bay Canoe Club's first priority is the safety of its members, staff and volunteers. We are doing all that we can to support our member community while adhering to public health guidelines and directives. If you need to reach the office, email is best – manager@northbaycanoeclub.com

In-person training at the club is restricted in accordance with public health guidelines. Coaches are providing up to date direction to athletes regarding their training under COVID-19 lockdown conditions. 

Public health resources and COVID-19 information are available here: 

North Bay Canoe Club policies and protocols for COVID-19 were developed to address the frequently changing situation. They will continue to be updated as needed to meet public health guidelines and directives. 

NBCC COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
The Ontario Ministry of Health has issued a Guidance Document indicating that effective September 22, 2021, patrons seeking access to indoor areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities, including gyms, pools, sporting events and personal fitness training must show proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they can enter the area, with limited exceptions. The North Bay Canoe Club falls within this guidance document, and the NBCC COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is outlined below:

 

As of January 1, 2022, all employees, athletes, parents and members of the North Bay Canoe Club aged 12 years and older must present their enhanced vaccine certificate prior to entering the clubhouse.  The QR code on the certificate will be scanned using the Verify Ontario app to confirm full vaccination status or a valid medical exemption before entry to the clubhouse is permitted.

 

For organized programs, the certificate needs only be shown once per participant to the Head Coach or Office Manager who will then maintain a record that the individual meets vaccination requirements.

For ad-hoc activities outside of organized programs, individuals must be prepared to show proof of vaccination each time they come to the club.

 

Information for accessing one’s enhanced vaccination certificate can be found at the

Ontario Ministry of Health's vaccination portal.

 

NBCC is moving into the third COVID on-water season more prepared and with a unified response based on the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework. The document in the link below sets out what actions all participants, parents/guardians, volunteers and staff must take to help keep everyone healthy.