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Updates regarding Vaccination for Indoor Athletics and March Break Travel Reminders

March 03, 2022

​Dear parents/guardians and students,

As new information is shared locally and provincially regarding Public Health guidelines for schools and the community, we want to make sure that you are informed of changes as they related to your school communities.

Vaccination for Indoor Sports – Athletes, Spectators, Coaches and Referees

We continue to follow the current local and provincial Public Health and Ministry of Education directions regarding extracurricular activities held in schools. Spectators are permitted at Lambton Kent District School Board elementary and secondary athletic events.

Effective immediately per the direction of the Medical Officers of Health for Chatham-Kent and Lambton Public Health, proof of COVID-19 immunization is no longer required for athletes, coaches, referees or spectators at indoor sporting events. Please note: Masking requirements remain in place for all indoor athletic events.

March Break Travel

It is important that anyone who is planning to vacation outside of Canada during March Break review and monitor Government of Canada travel advice and advisories regarding COVID-19 and international travel. For the most up-to-date information and travel advisories, visit the Government of Canada website. Prior to the return to school, please make sure to complete and follow the directions of the COVID-19 daily school screening tool.

Rapid Antigen Tests Available for Students and Families

The Ontario government continues to provide Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to schools for distribution to students and staff following an absence from school due to illness, or a required isolation. The RATs are available by contacting the school office.

Throughout the school year, we continue to follow all Ministry of Education and local and provincial Public Health guidance regarding COVID-19 protocols and procedures and will update our policies and procedures as necessary to align with these directions. Should you have any specific questions about your child, please reach out to your child's school.

Thank you for your continued support of the safe operation of schools.


John Howitt
Director of Education


Harwich Raleigh Public School
231 Chatham St S, Blenheim, ON, N0P 1A0
Principal: Heather VanderPol

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