Maccabi Canada is closely monitoring the ongoing pandemic both in Canada and Israel. We would like to assure our prospective athletes and staff that your health and safety remains our priority.
In response to the pandemic, Maccabi Canada established a COVID-19 Committee, consisting of Dr. Tommy Bacher, Dr. Ian Cohen, and Dr. Daniel Warshafsky. These experts will continue to advise our organization on best practices for the entire Maccabiah Games process, from the moment an athlete is recruited until our delegation safely returns to Canada.
Following the advice of our committee as well as the latest health guidelines and safety protocols in place both in Canada and Israel, Maccabi Canada’s policies will continue to evolve throughout the next 12 months.
All members of the Canadian delegation must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in the 21st Maccabiah Games. Fully vaccinated means being vaccinated in accordance with National, Provincial and Local government health authority guidelines and standards in Canada and Israel as of June 2022, and that they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.
All members of the Canadian delegation must provide proof of a negative (PCR) COVID test, at their own expense, prior to joining the delegation pre-camp activities and / or the departure to Israel.
All members of the Canadian delegation must notify the Maccabi Canada office if they contract COVID– 19 on or after April 1st, 2022*.
Maccabi Canada will update this COVID-19 policy as needed, between now and up to the completion of the M21 Maccabiah Games in accordance with all National, Provincial and Local government health authorities and guidelines in Canada and Israel. Please make sure to check our policy periodically.
*Recovered COVID-19 patients will test positive for sometime after their recovery. Israel may allow for an exemption from a PCR test in these cases pending a special application process and approval. Please make sure to notify us if you have tested positive for COVID-19 on or after April 1st 2022.
To read Maccabi World Union's Covid-19 letter as of September 2021, click HERE.
Please note that these requirements are subject to change, depending on local and provincial guidelines and recommendations from Maccabi Canada’s COVID-19 committee.
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