On Monday morning, the Edmonton Elks announced that fans attending games at Commonwealth Stadium will be required to provide proof of full vaccination 14 days after receiving the 2nd dose or a negative covid test taken within 48 hours of the scheduled kickoff time.
Fans will be allowed to show either electronic or paper proof of vaccination before entering the stadium, and fans under the age of 12 will be exempt from these new requirements. These updated protocols will start being enforced as of the team’s Week 11 home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday, October 15th.
Additionally, all Edmonton Elks business operations and front-office personnel will now be required to be fully vaccinated. Any game day staff, along with stadium and event staff, will be subject to the same updated requirements as fans (proof of full vaccination or a negative covid test).
The team’s official statement mentions that they believe these new policies are essential in delivering a safe environment for fans and staff. Additionally, the team has been working with the City of Edmonton on planning the process of implementation.
Per the Edmonton Elks organization, further details on the implementation of these updated protocols will be provided in the coming weeks.