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Effective October 1 – Proof of Covid-19 Immunization Required

As per Saskatchewan Public Health orders, all attendees 12 years of age or older entering a Broncos game must be fully immunized and present proof of full immunization and government issued photo ID to enter the facility. Fully immunized means 14-days after receiving:

  • the second of two doses of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna) or AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (all interchangeable between the two doses), or
  • 1 dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

Forms of acceptable proof of vaccination

  • QR Code Vaccine Certificate – The QR code vaccine certificate will be the fastest method of entering the facility.
    • A screenshot, a digital version saved to your phone or the SK Vax Wallet (Apple App or Google Play), or a printed copy, will be accepted forms of the QR Code
    • Visit ehealthsask.ca/MySaskHealthRecord to download the QR Code vaccine certificate
    • Delete or destroy QR Codes saved before September 28th, as these will no longer be valid.
  • A screenshot saved to your phone, or a printed copy of your MySaskHealthRecord vaccine certificate without a QR code, or other provincial health vaccine certificate.
  • Wallet cards received at time of immunization. If you have two separate wallet cards for each dose, you must bring both cards with you.
    • Wallet cards will be the slowest method of entering the facility and are not recommended.
  • Examples of MySaskHealthRecord vaccine certificate without a QR code and Wallet Cards are shown here.
  • Children aged 11 and under are able to attend with an adult that has presented valid proof of immunization that matches their photo ID provided. Children aged 11 and under are not required to provide photo ID. There is a limit of two children aged 11 and under per adult if the children are not with their legal guardian.

Identification Requirements

  • Anyone 18 years of age and older must present valid government issued ID with their proof of vaccination.
  • Youth aged 12 to 17 will also need to show ID unless accompanied by an adult with proof of vaccination and ID.
  • Youth aged 12 to 17 without an adult who do not have photo identification will be allowed to present other forms of government issued identification, such as a birth certificate or health services card.

Broncos Staff and Volunteers are required by the Saskatchewan Public Health Order to scan the QR code, or verify valid proof of immunization and will only allow entry following a valid result that matches the photo ID provided. The Broncos do not have access to your medical records and will be unable to resolve any disputes. We suggest downloading the Saskatchewan Vaccine Verifier app (SK Vax Verifier) (which will be free from Google Play or Apple App stores) and practice scanning your own card prior to attending. For further assistance with your proof of vaccination documentation, please visit ehealthsask.ca/MySaskHealthRecord.

Mandatory Masking

  • Masks will be required when entering, exiting, moving around the facility, and when seated, except for when actively eating and drinking while seated or in your allocated standing locating for standing only tickets.
  • Actively eating and drinking means;

    – Holding an item(s) of food and beverage in one of your hands or on your lap (e.g. not sitting on the floor)
    – That item of food or beverage has contents remaining (e.g. not an empty bottle of water).
    – You are taking regular bites or drinks of your food or beverage, meaning bites or drinks that occur within approximately 2 minutes or less of each other.

  • Replacing your mask after every bite or drink is the best way to help the Broncos follow the rules and keep everyone safe.
  • Proper use of face mask is defined by the Government of Canada as being worn with nose and mouth fully covered.
  • Eating and drinking in the lobby or concourse areas is prohibited.
  • Please respect those around you and follow the masking protocols at all times.

Failure to follow the protocols listed above will result in being asked to dispose of any food and beverage, or being asked to immediately leave the facility. No refunds of food and beverage or game tickets will be issued. Refusal to leave the facility if asked, or any abuse of security or Broncos staff will result in being ejected from the facility by security, and may result in cancellation of tickets.

Concessions, beer rooms and suite service will be fully opened

  • No outside food or beverages will be allowed in the facility.

Procedure For Entering

Verification will take place inside the doors of the iPlex at all 3 main entrances, prior to accessing the ticket scanners.

  • Main Entrance (SW) – Both QR Codes and Other Proof of Vaccination accepted
  • Upper Main Entrance (NW) – Both QR Codes and Other Proof of Vaccination accepted
  • Season Ticket Doors (NE) – QR Codes ONLY will be accepted

Gates to the game will open one hour before puck drop. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the iPlex as early as possible to get into the arena as quick as possible.

  • No initial entry after the beginning of the third period
  • Re Entry stamps will available to attendees who go outside, and will be valid for proof of immunization when they come back in.

Proof of Negative Tests

The Broncos are continuing to partner with our team physicians to guide us in providing a safe environment for our team and staff to have a season without disruptions due to outbreaks and protect the health of our players. The Broncos’ committee of team physicians are deeply invested in the health and safety of our community and our players, and it is at their insistence that at this time proof of negative a Covid-19 test within the last 72 hours will only be acceptable as a replacement for a proof of full immunization if:

  • the attendee has received the second shot of an approved Covid-19 vaccine less than 14 days prior to the game day
  • if the attendee has a Valid Medical Reason for exemption from the Covid-19 vaccination that has been verified by our physician group

These individuals are asked to provide documentation of a Valid Medical Reason for being exempt from the vaccine to the Swift Current Broncos office prior to any game day. The Broncos will submit the documentation to our physician group before the individual will be considered exempt from the proof of vaccination requirements, and therefore be able to gain entry by showing proof of a negative Covid-19 test within the last 72 hours. A Doctor’s note alone will not give an unvaccinated person permission to enter.

A self-administered take-home rapid antigen test will not be accepted as valid proof of negative COVID-19 test results. Individuals requiring a negative test result have several private options on the market that will provide a rapid antigen test or a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for a fee.

A current list of locations and labs offering testing services is available https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-information/where.