Last updated March 11, 2022
Health and safety are a priority for GRR!. We're committed to taking every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect our campers, mentors, volunteers, facilitators, and community from COVID-19. Vaccination and masking have been proven to be key elements in the protection against the hazard of COVID-19. GRR! is also committed to compliance with all applicable public and occupational health and safety, human rights, privacy, and other laws in the development and implementation of this Policy.
To this end, GRR! campers, mentors, volunteers, facilitators, and anyone attending a GRR! program or event are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and required to wear masks indoors.
This policy is subject to change as new public health information becomes available and in accordance with any policy updates from venues that host GRR! programming and events.
Full vaccination has been shown to be effective in reducing COVID-19 virus transmission and protecting vaccinated individuals from severe consequences of COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants.
Given the continuing spread of COVID-19, including the Delta and Omni variants, within Saskatchewan, the compelling data demonstrating a higher incidence of COVID-19 among the unvaccinated population and the increasing levels of contact between individuals as businesses, services, and activities have reopened, it is important to be fully vaccinated to protect against serious illness from COVID-19 as well as to provide indirect protection to others.
3. SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY
This Policy applies to all GRR! campers, mentors, workshop facilitators, volunteers and anyone attending a GRR! event at all premises where GRR!! is hosting a program or event. For the remainder of the Policy, GRR! campers, mentors, workshop facilitators, volunteers and anyone attending a GRR! event will be referred to as the (GRR! Community).
4. VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
All (GRR! community) are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series prior to attending a youth camp, adult camp, GRR!-led program or event. For people ages 12+, this means 3 doses. For youth ages 5-11, this means 2 doses. Children under 5, who are unable to receive a vaccine, with be permitted to attend GRR! programs and events without proof of vaccination.
5. PROOF OF VACCINATION
GRR! requires proof of vaccination from all campers, mentors, volunteers, workshop leaders and event attendees. Proof means documentation verifying receipt of a vaccination series approved by Health Canada. GRR! will accept digital proof via an app, vaccination card or a screenshot, printing or scan of a vaccination card.
GRR! will maintain vaccination disclosure information, including documentation verifying receipt of a vaccination series approved by Health Canada, in accordance with privacy legislation. This information will only be used to the extent necessary for the implementation of this policy, for administering health and safety protocols, and infection and prevention control measures.
6. ACCOMMODATION FOR COVERED INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN NOT BE VACCINATED
GRR! is committed to a program free from discrimination and harassment in accordance with Saskatchewan human rights laws. GRR! will accommodate (GRR! Community) members from the strict application of this Policy who qualify based on one or more of the protected grounds of discrimination in the Human Rights Code up to the point of undue hardship.
GRR! Community members seeking accommodation are required by law to self-identify the specifically prohibited ground of discrimination they believe vaccination would infringe and participate in the accommodation process, including, but not limited, to providing information to establish the existence of protected grounds, related restrictions and possible methods of accommodation. To discuss possible exemptions and related accommodation under this Policy, eligible (GRR! Community) members should contact GRR!.
7. CONTINUED COMPLIANCE WITH ALL HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Unless a legislated or regulatory exemption applies, all GRR! Community members are expected and required to continue to comply with applicable health and safety measures to reduce the hazard of COVID-19, including but not limited to compliance with screening, wearing a mask or face covering, using provided PPE, maintaining appropriate physical distancing and self-monitoring of potential COVID-19 symptoms when attending GRR! programming and events
GRR! Community members who remain unvaccinated due to a substantiated Human Rights Code-related accommodation request may be required to take additional infection and prevention control measures, including providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test, as well as self-isolation if exposed to COVID-19.
8. ONGOING MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT OF COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
GRR! will continue to closely monitor its COVID-19 risk mitigation strategy and the evolving public health information and context, to ensure that it continues to optimally protect the health and safety of the GRR! the community they serve. To that end, GRR! will continue to assess other available risk mitigation measures, including, for example, requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test, etc. If it is determined that additional precautions are necessary, GRR! may decide to deploy new measures (including at an individual level) to protect employees and the public from COVID-19 and may amend this policy accordingly and/or communicate the required precautions to impacted employees.
9. CONSEQUENCES OF NON-COMPLIANCE WITH POLICY
GRR! community members who do not comply with this policy will not be able to attend or participate in any GRR! programming and/or events.