The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are requiring proof of full coronavirus vaccination to gain entry to Tim Hortons Field.
In accordance with provincial guidelines effective Wednesday, September 22, all patrons of the stadium on event days, including media, fans aged 12 and older, game day staff, etc., must show a record of receiving COVID-19 vaccines.
Proof of a negative coronavirus test will no longer be accepted for admittance to ticketed events.
Tim Hortons Field is embracing four pillars of protection. By adhering to all four pillars and encouraging others to do the same, the overall risk of transmission and infection should remain low.
It is crucial that individuals do what they can to maintain a distance of two metres between themselves and others around them, while not in their seats at Tim Hortons Field. That helps reduce the risk of indirect and close contact transmission, but also by virtually eliminating physical transmission.
Research has proven the effectiveness of face coverings in preventing the spread of COVID-19. It is mandatory for all fans to wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth while inside the stadium perimeter. All local and provincial guidance on masking will be followed.
Proper hygienic practices and making a habit of cleaning surfaces before and after use will help drastically reduce the risk of transmission. That includes, but is not limited to: using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, washing hands thoroughly, and avoid touching your face.
The facility operators believe the four pillars are an important consideration if the public wants to get past the pandemic and return to a world where large events are a cornerstone and bring the community together. Patrons should do everything in their power to always observe the four pillars while at Tim Hortons Field.
The Ticats first game under the new guidelines is scheduled for October 2 against the Montreal Alouettes. Hamilton continues to prioritize the health and safety of everyone attending Tim Hortons Field for events during the 2021 season.