COVID-19 Policies Affecting AAWA Membership – March 1, 2022

Alberta Amateur Wrestling Association Step 2 Guidelines

AAWA COVID-19 Step 2 Guidelines – March 1, 2022 (click here)

Updated: March 1, 2022


Canada Summer Games

Canada Games Council Policy on Mandatory Vaccines (click here)

The Canada Games Council (CGC) announced their decision, with the support of the 2022 and 2023 Canada Games Host Societies, to require accredited individuals at the 2022 Canada Summer Games and the 2023 Canada Winter Games to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to take part in the Games due to the ongoing global pandemic.

The CGC’s vaccination policy applies to all accredited individuals attending the 2022 and 2023 Canada Games including athletes, coaches, managers, technical officials, participant assistants, venue pass holders, mission staff, VIPs and media.

The CGC, the 2022 and 2023 Canada Games Host Societies will make accommodations for individuals who are either ineligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccinations or have received an exemption on medical or religious grounds.  A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitute for vaccinations.

CGC and Host Society staff, contractors and volunteers must also be fully vaccinated under separate organizational policies.

Spectators at the 2022 and 2023 Canada Games will be subject to the public health requirements of the respective host communities and/or the policies of the host venues at the time of the Games.

Details regarding the implementation of the policy and exemption procedures will be available by April 1, 2022.  More information including the Vaccination Policy Frequently Asked Questions is available at


Wrestling Canada Lutte Events

Link to WCL Article

Following support and direction from WCL’s membership and recognition that vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impacts, both short and long-term, work has been progressing on the development of a WCL vaccine policy.

The Board of Directors met this / last week to review a draft vaccine policy and have resolved to seek additional guidance from experts. WCL has a responsibility to take all possible reasonable steps to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the ongoing safety of our wrestling community, the following interim measures will be in place effective immediately:

Interim Vaccine Mandate:

  • Mandate applied to all individuals (including, but not limited to: athletes, coaches, officials, medical personnel, team support staff, staff, volunteers, guest and spectators) that attend WCL in-person sanctioned activities.
  • All individuals seeking participation or attendance must be Fully Vaccinated.
  • Fully Vaccinated means a status that an individual achieves 14 days after they have received all the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Heath Canada thereafter.
  • Individuals will be required to provide Proof of Vaccination as directed by WCL.
  • Proof of Vaccination refers to government issued electronic documentation demonstrating that an individual has been Fully Vaccinated, along with government issued photo identification that matches the individual. Vaccination status information will not be collected or stored after Proof of Vaccination has been verified.
  • All additional COVID-19 requirements in effect will be based on applicable health and safety measures required or recommended by the provincial public health authorities and related event organization policies.
  • When travelling to other countries as sanctioned by WCL, individuals are additionally required to follow the laws, and comply with applicable COVID-19 health and safety measures required or recommended issued by local government and related event organization policies in effect.
  • For individuals that travel internationally as sanctioned by WCL, vaccination status must be available for provision to any parties requiring documentation for travel, international federations or organizers running competitions or events, or when determined to be necessary by WCL.
  • Any individual who submits fraudulent Proof of Vaccination or any other fraudulent or misleading information regarding any issue under this mandate will be subject to discipline pursuant to WCL’s Discipline & Complaints Policy.