No vaccination? No sports, Toronto school board tells students

No vaccination? No sports, Toronto school board tells students

Students aged 12 and up will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to play competitive sports in the new year, the Toronto District School Board says. In an email to parents that was sent out by schools starting Thursday, the board says “sports and other activities are important to students’ mental and physical health and overall school experience and (board) staff have been working over the past several weeks to safely reintroduce some school sports and teams.” To that end, the board “has made a decision to require all students aged 12-plus to be fully vaccinated to participate in winter sports (e.g. basketball, ice hockey, swimming, etc.) that involve competition between schools, mixing of students and travel to other TDSB schools and/or external venues.” For intramural sports, however, vaccination against …
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