PROBUS Pickering Lakeside: In-person Venue Guidelines and Protocols.
UPDATED: In keeping with the Ontario Government's launch of the Ontario Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate which came into affect on September 22, 2021, PROBUS Pickering Lakeside will be requesting that all members show proof of their full vaccination for our records. Once we have obtained proof of vaccination, your profile will be updated accordingly and you will not have to repeatedly show your certificate for each in-person event you attend. Please note, this only applies to PROBUS Pickering Lakeside events. If an event or excursion includes an indoor component like a show, restaurant or bus trip, you will be expected to follow whatever guidelines for proof of vaccination that applies.
The following are some general guidelines and protocols we will be following for all upcoming In-person indoor meetings, trips, activities etc. that we will be making available to members. These have been developed to safeguard the club and all of our members.
All in-person activities, trips, meetings, BBQs, celebrations, etc. (Events) will be staged in accordance with Federal, Provincial, Municipal, local Health Authority and Venue specific guidelines in effect at that time (The Guidelines).
Event participants should have a copy of their Ontario Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate showing their final vaccination and a photo ID in case it is required in establishments we may be entering.
Event participation will be limited to members who are fully vaccinated (or medically cleared to not be vaccinated).
All members (and occasional guests) will be required to register for each Event in our on-line registration system. The number of registrations may be limited based on The Guidelines and attendance may be further logged at the meeting site/event. The Registration List may be used for COVID Tracing.
As appropriate for different venues and The Guidelines, on-line registration may also include some status and screening questions and answering these will be mandatory.
Mask wearing and Social Distancing will be mandated by the type of Event and the applicable Guidelines. Mask wearing is highly recommended for any members with a high medical risk and Members are encouraged to bring their own masks to all Events.
If hand sanitizers are mandatory, the club will make them available.
Any food or beverage will be canned, bottled or pre-wrapped where possible. If serving is required, it will be limited to volunteers wearing gloves, using tongs etc. There will be no self service options.