Covid-19 Vaccinations

Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

UPDATE April 28, 2022:  The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) is updating its mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy for our staff, contractors, volunteers, Board Member -- and also for program participants.

Our vaccination policy is consistent with our commitment to helping keep our community save from Covid-19 transmission, and also consistent with provincial health recommendations. The use of masks, physical distancing, staying home when sick, increasing indoor ventillation, exercising hand hygiene, and being vaccinated help to protect all -- including our toddlers and preschoolers who are not yet eligible for vaccination

A child born in 2016 or earlier (ie aged 5 to 17) must have received two (2) doses of a Covid vaccine approved by Health Canada before attending a recreational program.  Note that the MPCC has designated licensed child care as an 'essential service' and exempted those program participants from proof of vaccination.

Adults aged 18+ must have been vaccinated with at least two (2) doses of a Covid vaccine approved by Health Canada or one (1) dose of the Janssen Covid vaccine prior to participating in a program.

MPCC staff, volunteers, contractors and Board Members will continue to be required to update with booster vaccinations as they become eligible.

Not certain if you are eligible for a Covid vaccine or booster?  Want to know how to book a vaccine or booster shot? Get trusted information from Ottawa Public Health.
Need a 'Proof of vaccination with QR Code'? It's available from the Ontario Ministry of Health.  

"Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from severe outcomes from Covid-19"  covid-19.ontario.ca


UPDATE March 7, 2022:  The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) is updating its mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy for our staff, Board Members, volunteers -- and also for program participants.

Our vaccination policy is consistent with our commitment to helping keep our community safe from Covid-19 transmission, and also consistent with public health and provincial options for businesses and organizations. Use of masks, physical distancing, staying home when sick, increased indoor ventillation, hand hygiene, and vaccines help to protect all program participants -- including our toddlers and preschoolers who are not yet eligible for vaccination. 
 
Given the increased requirements for vaccinations and our existing policy requiring program participants be fully vaccinated: 
 
· After March 1, 2022, a child born in 2016 or before (ie aged 5 to 17) must have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and have received the final dose at least 14 days before attending a recreational program. Note that the MPCC has designated licensed child care as an 'essential service' and exempted these program participants from proof of vaccination. 
 
· After April 15, 2022, adults aged 18+ must have received a third, or booster, dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before attending a program.

How do you provide proof of vaccination?  Participants are asked to provide their vaccine documentation to their program instructor on their first day of attendance.  Good news! Vaccination status will be noted and further documentation will not be required during a program session.

Thank you for your unwaivering support of our mandatory vaccination policy since its introduction last fall -- and continuing to help keep our residents, staff and volunteers healthy. All of us are looking forward to resuming full operations and enjoying a post-Covid environrment. We will continue to monitor and update our policies.

 


UPDATE September 15, 2021:  Recently the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) announced that it was implementing a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy not only for our own staff, Board Members and volunteers -- but also program participants. 

Our vaccination policy is consistent with our commitment to helping keep our community safe from Covid-transmission, and also consistent with public health requirements of the province and city.

The province requires full vaccination for people at a recreation facility.

Beginning on September 22, 2021, all program participants eligible for Covid-19 vaccination will be required to provide MPCC staff with a proof of 'full vaccination' against Covid-19 before entering the facility and / or participating in a program.

Full vaccination means receiving two doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine PLUS fourteen (14) days wait time.

Read our Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

How do you provide proof of vaccination?  Participants are asked to provide their vaccine documentation to their program instructor on their first day of attendance.  Good news! Vaccination status will be noted and further documentation will not be required during a program session.

In October, when Ontario releases its electronic Covid-passport, program participants can use this electronic tool as proof of vaccination for program participation. To get proof of vaccination, download your vaccination receipt here

We feel that this added layer of protection supports health screening, masking and physical distancing.

Anyone registering for a program before September 10 -- when the vaccination policy was announced -- may request a fee refund by emailing mpcc@manorpark.ca. (But, we would rather see you here, active, engaged -- and vaccinated!)

 


September 10, 2021:  All of us at the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) can’t wait to have you back for in-person fitness, sports, art classes, the after-school program --- and community events! (Yes, we are busy planning all of these for you.)

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the MPCC has been committed to providing a safe environment for our program participants, as well as our staff and volunteers. The MPCC has just added another layer of protection by adopting a Covid-19 vaccination policy.

All vaccine-eligible program participants, staff, Board Members, and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The MPCC is working on the details of our vaccination policy, but wanted to share this news with you right away.

If you need to get the Covid-19 vaccine, there are lots of options daily in Ottawa. (And, walk-ins available at many locations!)  Check out the clinics. 

To get proof of your vaccination, download your vaccination receipt here.

Thank you for helping keep yourself and our community safe.

The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) strives to give people with disabilities the same opportunities to access and benefit from our services as others, and to provide services while respecting their dignity and independence. For our policies or to tell us how we are doing:

mpcc@manorpark.ca
Community Centre Office: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4776
Child Care and Early Learning Office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776