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Requirements to Enter Pool Facilities - UPDATED
Submitted By Calin Dragoiescu on Sunday, January 2, 2022
Please see below for a list of requirements for each pool we are practicing at:

Wilfrid Laurier University Pool
  1. All coaches/volunteers/athletes entering must be double-vaccinated.   The only exception is athletes born in 2010 or later, because the vaccine is not yet available to them. People who turn 12 this year are eligible to receive the vaccine now. 
  2. All athletes under 12 who are not vaccinated, will not be granted access to WLU and will have to sit out those pool times in our weekly schedule or until their double-vaccination status changes.  
  3. Parents and guardians are not permitted entry to the facility.
Waterloo Recreational Centre Pool.

The City of Waterloo has announced a change to its safety protocols for entry into its pool facilities that will affect our athletes upon return to action in January 2022.

Starting January 4, 2022, only the enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes can be used by all ages as proof of vaccination. This is a requirement as outlined in the Ontario Regulations 345/20, Rules for Areas in Step 3 and at the Exit Roadmap Step (updated Dec 20, 2021).   

·         show proof of vaccination (QR code version required as of January 4, 2022)

·         show government identification (a picture or legible photocopy is acceptable)

·         complete the COVID-19 health screening

·         complete the contact tracing form

These requirements are already in place for volunteers, parents and spectators (12 and older). 

If your 12-17-year-old child is registered in a city program and is not fully vaccinated, they will not be able to participate as of December 20, 2021.

As we anticipate it may take some extra time to check POV and ID we will have Kraken athletes enter the pool and go to their designated area with masks on as early as 15 min before their practice time.


COVID declarations will continue to be a standard requirement for any person stepping foot inside the pool facility.

Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute Pool
  1. All participants (coaches/athletes/volunteers) of the age of 12 and over must show a form of valid ID AND proof of 2nd vaccination prior to being granted entry to the facility.  Valid ID includes driver's license, health card, birth certificate, passport, etc. This procedure must be followed each and every time you enter the building for the immediate future or until the QR code is established by the provincial government. Kraken athletes who are 11 years old and under do not require POV or ID  Lifeguards will accept a photocopy and or screenshot of ID so that Kraken athletes are not bringing these personal documents onto the pool deck with them where they could get wet or misplaced.

  2. Parents of younger Krakens will be able to come onto the pool deck, with their child's POV if they do not want their child to be responsible for this task themselves. Parents will wait in the Kraken's personal belongings areas along with their child for POV verification and will then be asked to leave the pool once cleared.

  3. With the new POV protocols, Kraken athletes will enter the pool through Door B (same as before), but they will now line up in the personal belongings area currently being used for Water Polo.  Lifeguards will check POV first, and once cleared athletes will be sent to the changerooms.

  4. As we anticipate it may take some extra time to check POV and ID, we will have Kraken athletes enter the pool and go to their designated area with masks on as early as 15 min before their practice time.  Individuals are encouraged to “Check before they Rec” before arriving at a municipal recreation facility. Check the municipalities’ and facilities’ webpages you are visiting about entering, exiting, access to dressing rooms, etc. There are differences in each facilities’ protocols, as each facility varies slightly from one facility to another. Where possible, build in extra time to allow for necessary screening and vaccine verification when visiting municipal recreation facilities.

  5.  KWWPC COVID declarations will continue to be a standard requirement for any person stepping foot inside the pool facility.  Link can be found here:

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