Sports Registrations in 2022 for Students in Years 9-13

We have received the following directive from College Sport which affects students in Years 9-13 who want to play in team sports in 2022. As you will read below, students playing sport in 2022, at this moment, will need to be vaccinated.
Despite this, we have decided to continue to take registrations for ALL students wanting to play winter sports (Term 2, & 3). Students who will not be fully vaccinated by the beginning of Term 2, 2022 will be requested to fill out a different registration form indicating their intention to play should the bylaw be lifted by mid-March 2022.  No payment will be requested for these students. Please fill in here your intention to play if the mandate is lifted.
If your child is not vaccinated currently but will be by the start of Term 2, 2022 or is fully vaccinated now please fill in the regular registration form through our school website and a $50 deposit will be requested with the full payment to be made by the start of Term 2 when play commences.

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Below is the notification from College Sport:

COLLEGE SPORT

The CSA Board met to discuss the vaccination requirements for participation in CSA competitions in 2022. The Bylaws will come into force on 10 January 2022.

4.5 Participating Schools must ensure that their representatives in College Sport Auckland Competitions (individual or team) are fully vaccinated.
4.6 To be fully vaccinated a person must have received all of the doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines, administered in accordance with the requirements specified for that vaccine or combination of vaccines, as set out in Schedule 3 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.1
4.7 In accordance with clause 9b of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, exemptions may be provided by the Director-General of Health, on a case by case basis, where a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner applies, on a student’s behalf, for a COVID-19 vaccination exemption. Where the Ministry of Health has provided an exemption, the CEO must sight and verify its authenticity before the student is eligible to represent their school.
4.8 Failure to ensure that representatives in College Sport Auckland Competitions (individual or team) are fully vaccinated may result in teams forfeiting a match or College Sport Auckland imposing other appropriate sanctions (as set out in Rule 19 of the College Sport Auckland Rules).

[1] That Schedule lists as options two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech, 2 doses of AstraZeneca, 2 doses of Moderna, 1 dose of Janssen, 1 dose of AstraZeneca and 1 dose of Pfizer/BioNTech, or 1 dose of Moderna and 1 dose of Pfizer/BioNTech, with associated timing and administration requirements: see https://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2021/0094/latest/LMS573022.html#LMS573022.

This exemption must have been granted in accordance with the process set out here: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-response-planning/covid-19-mandatory-vaccinations/covid-19-exemptions-mandatory-vaccination#temp-exempt.

The Board hopes that communicating the vaccination bylaws gives all participating schools clarification and certainty before the start of 2022. The prior notice also allows members to inform their school community of this decision and for those who choose, it gives them the opportunity to be vaccinated before the start of 2022 competitions.
The additions to the CSA Bylaws will be reviewed regularly, given the potential for ongoing changes to the Health Order, and any changes will be communicated with you promptly.
The CSA COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is being finalised and will be sent to all members as soon as possible. This will provide you with further detail.
My thanks for your support as we work collectively to provide healthy and safe environment for everyone involved with secondary school sport in Auckland.

Regards,
CEO | College Sport Auckland

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We understand this is very upsetting for some students/families and we uphold you all in our prayers at this time.

Kindest regards

Lynda Hay
Sports Department

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