COVID & Arena Protocols

The following protocols must be followed in order to enter and play at the Flight Exec Centre arena in Thames Centre:

  • Players cannot arrive earlier than 30 minutes before the event
  • All spectators/visitors/coaches/bench staff that are born in 2009 or earlier must be double vaccinated to enter the arena including being past the 14 day waiting time after the 2nd vaccine.  A security guard will be checking for proof of 2nd vaccination and photo identification.
  • Effective October 31, 2021, all players that are born in 2009 or earlier must be double vaccinated to enter the arena including being past the 14 day waiting time after the 2nd vaccine.
  • Contact Tracing Screening will also be required for everyone entering the arena.  A smartphone is needed to access the website.
  • Players who are 12 years or under (born 2010 or earlier) are not required to be vaccinated to enter the arena or participate in an event
  • Masks must be worn when entering the arena and in change rooms but are not required once the helmet is on.  Spectators/Visitors must wear masks at all times.


All rentals for the FlightExec Centre will enter through the main entrance (south entrance), including Gymnasium, Auditorium and Lions Room rentals.

Arrival and Security

Users should arrive at our facility 30 minutes before their scheduled rental time.  All users will be greeted by a security guard who will be enforcing mandates set out by the Province of Ontario.


Proof of Vaccination

As per Ontario Regulation 645/21 all patrons entering an indoor recreational facility must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. The security guard at the entrance of the facility will be denying entrance to any patrons who fail to present their vaccination status or are unvaccinated. All patrons must present proof of their vaccination as well as a valid form of identification (driver’s license, passport or birth certificate).
Children between ages 12 and 18 will also be allowed to enter indoor sports and recreation facilities without showing proof of vaccination but only “solely for the purpose of actively participating in an organized sport.”
In the case of exemptions, anyone entering the arena to coach, volunteer, referee, or perform work will not be required to be vaccinated as per O.Reg 45/21. Any organization with volunteers working must provide the names of the volunteers, times working, and tasks they are completing prior to the night that they are volunteering. Volunteers are not to be spectators.

Contact Tracing
The Municipality of Thames Centre will have a QR code available for rentals to use as a tracing tool but it is the responsibility of the rental to ensure this is being completed by their group.

Any individual entering the facilities must wear a face covering that covers their mouth, nose, and chin unless exempt through the exemptions set out in subsection (4) of O.Reg 364/20.
Users must wear face coverings when entering the facility, while they are in the dressing rooms, and while exiting the facility. They may remove their mask when exiting the dressing room to go onto the ice surface but must put them back on when re-entering the dressing rooms after their ice time.
During games, players do not require masks while on the bench; however, all coaching staff and trainers must wear masks while on the bench.
Spectators must always remain masked. They may pull their mask down in order to consume food and drink but otherwise must remain masked even if they are physically distanced from people outside of their household.

Zero Tolerance

Thames Centre has zero-tolerance towards abuse and disrespectful behaviour. Such actions will result in immediate removal from the facility with the repeat offenders resulting in potential loss of use to Thames Centre facilities.

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