COVID-19 FAQ

October 18 Update

The Edmonton Sport & Social Club is committed to running leagues in alignment of the new Government of Alberta Guidelines. We have implemented a Vaccination Requirement Policy requiring all players to be fully vaccinated moving into the Winter 2022 season. We are administering this program to give all players and staff full confidence that everyone attending and playing in our leagues will be fully vaccinated.

  • All players will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.
  • All players will be required to upload their vaccine QR code to their MyESSC profile. This can be done after registration, or at any point before the first game.
    • Alternatively, players who do not wish to disclose their vaccine verification online may come into the office at designated times and present proof prior to the start of the season
  • Once players have provided their full proof of vaccination, it will not be required to be resubmitted for future seasons.

If players are not able to provide proof of full vaccination, they will not be eligible to play.

  • Privately Issued Negative PCR, Rapid Test, or Medical Exemptions will no longer be accepted.

Any player who has not provided proof of vaccination prior to their first game will receive an automatic loss for their team. If proof is not received by the second game, the individual will be removed from the league with no opportunity for a refund or credit.

The Edmonton Sport & Social Club supports the COVID-19 vaccine and highly encourages players to be fully vaccinated, which is why we decided to move forward with our leagues under this Vaccination Requirement Policy. We are committed to running leagues that meet or exceed the Government of Alberta Guidelines. For information on the latest update from Alberta Government on COVID-19 public health actions, please click here.

Fall 2021 Leagues

All player are required to complete a self-screen prior to attending every game. If you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, do not show up to your game. Coordinators at facilities may complete an additional screening questionnaire with players as needed, and will ask anyone with symptoms to leave immediately.

Masks are required to be worn at all times while at indoor facilities, except during game play. Masks are not required to be worn while playing.

We will follow our COVID-19 Cancellation Policy, as outlined when you registered.

Do not attend your game. We ask that you contact the ESSC office right away if you or a teammate have tested positive for COVID, or if multiple members on your team are in isolation for any reason. Players may resume play once they have met all AHS isolation guidelines of testing positive, or being a close-contact.

We will follow all AHS guidelines when we are notified of a potential exposure or confirmed case of COVID within our leagues. We will ensure all teams are contacted as required, and games are rescheduled.

For the Fall 2021 outdoor season we will not have a vaccine or rapid testing policy. As per Government of Alberta, the Indoor leagues will be run in accordance to qualify for Restriction Exemption. Full details on the program will be released the week of September 20th.

Winter 2022 Leagues

No, all players must be fully vaccinated (with at least two doses) to be eligible to play. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals are not eligible. Privately Issued Negative PCR, Rapid Test, or Medical Exemptions will also not be accepted.

All players will be required to upload their vaccine QR code to their MyESSC Profile. If you have submitted a registration for the Winter 2022 season or have received an invitation to join a registration, an information box will appear on your MyESSC Profile with a link to submit your QR code through a form. In addition to all players being required to submit their vaccine QR code to their MyESSC Profiles, the facilities may still be requiring proof of vaccination upon entry themselves.

Any player who has not provided proof of vaccination prior to their first game will receive an automatic loss for their team. If proof is not received by the second game, the individual will be removed from the league with no opportunity for a refund or credit. For Full Team registrations, Team Captains will be responsible to ensuring all team players submit their proof of vaccination prior to their first game. If ESSC Staff (during random ESSC player vaccine checks) find players present at the game who are not able to provide proof of vaccination on site, the player will be refused entry and cannot play, they will become flagged in our system and a ESSC staff member will follow-up as necessary.

Once we are passed the cancellation deadline of December 8th, no refunds or credits will be issued. After this date, players are not eligible for monetary compensation whether it is a general withdrawal or related to COVID-19 Policies and eligibility.

We will be scheduling time slots for players to come into the office and provide their proof of vaccination in person. Please email info@edmontonsportsclub.com to be sent information regarding in person vaccination proof time slots.