Hockey Manitoba releases second Amended Version 10 of Return to Play plan for the 2021 – 2022 season

Hockey Manitoba has released a second Amended Version 10 of our Return to Play plan to clarify Manitoba Health’s isolation requirements for those who test positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Isolation requirements for positive COVID-19 test results:

  • People who have tested positive and are fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms need to isolate for five days from the date of their positive test. After five days of isolation, members must wear a medical grade mask in public settings (which includes on the ice for Hockey Manitoba-sanctioned activities) for five days and avoid any non-essential visits to high-risk settings (Hockey Manitoba sanctioned activities are NOT considered high-risk settings). If wearing a medical mask is not feasible while playing hockey, the individual should not participate.
  • People who have tested positive and are fully vaccinated and have symptoms need to isolate for five days from the day their symptoms started or the date of the test, whichever is later. They must also continue to isolate until they no longer have a fever and their other symptoms have been improving over the past 24 hours.  After five days of isolation, members must wear a medical grade mask in public settings for five days (which includes on the ice for Hockey Manitoba-sanctioned activities) and avoid any non-essential visits to high-risk settings. (Hockey Manitoba sanctioned activities are NOT considered high-risk settings). If wearing a medical mask is not feasible while playing hockey, the individual should not participate.
  • People who have tested positive and are not fully vaccinated need to isolate for 10 days from the date of their positive test. They must also continue to isolate until they no longer have a fever and their other symptoms have been improving over the past 24 hours.
  • Manitoba Public Health no longer notifies people if they have been identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case. All cases should notify their close contacts, including household members. Please click here for information on how to notify your close contacts. Fully vaccinated members who are potentially exposed and asymptomatic will be allowed to continue attending Hockey Manitoba sanctioned activities. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated members who are potentially exposed are required to isolate for 10 days from the last exposure to a positive case and seek testing. If the test is negative, complete 10 days of isolation. If a test is positive, follow isolation for positive cases. You must also continue to isolate until you no longer have a fever and other symptoms have been improving over the past 24 hours.

Below is Sport Manitoba’s flow chart that explains what to do in each scenario in regard to isolation after a positive COVID-19 test.

Sport Manitoba's flow chart that explains what to do in each scenario in regard to isolation after a positive COVID-19 test

The health and safety of all participants must remain the number one priority. Please note that the resumption of play may not be linear as increasing restrictions may be required in response to fluctuating numbers of COVID – 19 cases in the province. As a result, our RTP plan will remain fluid and flexible to accommodate the necessary response to the changes in advice from the Provincial Health professionals.

As new information becomes available, we will make sure our members and the hockey community are informed.

To view the province’s current Public Health Orders, please click here.

For more information on Hockey Manitoba’s Return to Play plan, please visit hockeymanitoba.ca/return-to-play.