Edmonton Oilers announce vaccination policy for fans

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Zach Laing
2 years ago
The Oilers Entertainment Group has announced a slew of health and safety requirements that include proof of vaccination to attend games.
First reported by our own Jason Gregor Monday, there will be two methods of entry for those 12 years or older:
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination received at least 14 days before the game.
  • A negative COVID-19 test result from an approved testing provider taken within 48 hours.
The organization will also be requiring all employees, volunteers, and contractors to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to Sept. 28.
“After careful deliberation with stakeholders including the NHL, WHL, live entertainment promoters, our fans and Alberta Health, we believe these changes are not only vital to the safety of our fans and staff,” OEG said, “but also critical in the fight against COVID-19 as we welcome fans back to our venue and do our part for the safe reopening of our city, province and country. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide more information on our venue COVID-19 policies in the coming weeks.”
OEG says either electronic or paper records will be accepted and can be accessed through MyHealthRecords or by downloading the MyHealthRecords app.
Multiple other teams have announced similar policies. Earlier this month the Winnipeg Jets led the charge, while the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs have all announced similar policies.

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@oilersnation.com.

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