Taekwondo Canada to Require Mandatory Vaccinations to Attend All Events
Ottawa (November 25, 2021) – All individuals above the age of 12 will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in, and attend, Taekwondo Canada affiliated events.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Policy will be implemented immediately and will be extended to all events put on by Taekwondo Canada, including in-person meetings and championships, regardless of location. Those attending Taekwondo Canada events must provide proof of full vaccination that took place a minimum 14 days before the start of the event they are attending.
This applies to all athletes, coaches, staff, media, volunteers and contractors participating in the upcoming Poomsae and Senior Kyorugi National Championships to be held in Toronto, Ontario from January 7th to 9th 2022 and all individuals attending other Taekwondo Canada events to be announced for 2022.
“In announcing this policy today, we believe it to be necessary to provide the safest possible environment for everyone who participates in our events, and that point can’t be emphasized enough” said Dave Harris, Executive Director of Taekwondo Canada. “We want our athletes, coaches, our volunteers and our employees to feel as safe as possible at our events, and we believe this is a necessary step toward that goal.”
Taekwondo Canada President Kee Ha added, “Taekwondo Canada’s Board of Directors unanimously supports the position that the organization is taking. We ask that our staff provide safe environments for all. We believe that the health and safety guidance that the staff have asked for and received is being acted upon in the best interests of all.”
More information can be found in the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
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Taekwondo Canada is the official governing body of taekwondo in Canada, governing the sport in all Provinces and Territories. Taekwondo Canada is recognized by World Taekwondo (WT), the International Olympic Committee, Pan-American Taekwondo Union (PATU) and Sport Canada.
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