RTP Protocols (Pickering Minor Hockey Association)

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The health and safety of youth playing hockey in the Pickering Hockey Association, our volunteers and our staff is always our first priority. To ensure the safest possible environment for the upcoming hockey season, the PHA will be following all OMHA safety guidelines, including the OMHA Covid-19 Vaccination Policy, alongside all City of Pickering regulations.  

You can read the latest OMHA update regarding the policy here:
OMHA COVID-19 Vaccine Policy to Remain in Place

City of Pickering Protocols




1. Have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not been deemed by health authorities to have recovered from COVID-19
Are sick with any illness or have any symptoms associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough, tiredness, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain/pressure, loss of taste or smell, discoloration of fingers or toes, or loss of speech
Anyone who has returned from traveling outside of Canada in the past 14 days and been advised to quarantine per the federal quarantine requirements
Anyone who knows or believes that they may have been exposed in the past 14 days to a person who has symptoms of COVID-19; or a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, and they have not been fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.


Upon entry, all spectators and participants are required to wear a mask
2. On ice-participants may remove their face covering before entering the ice surface. Masks/face covering must be worn as soon as participants are off the ice and their helmets are removed.
3. Coaches and bench staff must wear a mask when on the bench. 
4. Spectators will be directed to a viewing area in the designated arena (dress appropriately for the cold)
5. **EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 18 2021 - Spectators will be limited to 1 per family - All indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities are restricted to a 50% capacity limit.

6. Participants (players, coaches, spectators) are to arrive 45 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time. Entry will be permitted only 45 minutes before. After the ice session, participants have 20 minutes to exit the facility. 


All activity must follow OHF Return to Hockey Framework.
Each arena will have a capacity limit for participants and spectators.

3. Change Rooms/Arena Change Areas will be open with capacity limits for use and sanitized after each user groupUsers should physically distance as much as possible when using these amenities, masks must be worn in the change rooms.
General public access is not permitted.
5. The snack bar will be closed.



*Every Participant entering the building must fill in a Covid-19 form for contact tracing or pass a verbal screening at the facility. Adults and spectators will be checked via the City of Pickering security; while following the City of Pickering vaccination protocols. Click here for the PHA Self Screening form 

Click Here - for updated regulations regarding the City of Pickering POV policy. 

Click here - for more information on the current roadmap to re-opening provided by Durham Public Health. 

Notice: This page will be updated on a regular basis due to the frequent changes in the OHF, OMHA, Hockey Canada and Provincial guidelines.