Spectators are now allowed at high school sports locally. 

The four area school boards, with support from the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, have announced a protocol allowing spectators at school-related outdoor events, including sports. 

The protocol takes effect immediately.

In a release, the boards say they’re responsible for managing contact tracing and COVID-19 safety measures, so personnel will be at school-related outdoor events to assist in verifying that spectators have completed pre-screening and contact information requirements before entering the venue.

Spectators are required to pre-screen for COVID-19 using a screening tool and scan a displayed QR code to complete a form for contact tracing and attesting that they’ve completed the pre-screening. 

The boards say this is not a vaccination attestation.

Masks are also required and physical distancing is requested. 

They also say provincial capacity limits for respective outdoor recreational venues will be maintained.