Updated September 1, 2021

In an effort to mitigate the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as of September 1, 2021, Supercrawl and Sonic Unyon will be implementing a policy of showing government-issued proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (with Government of Canada approved vaccines) or official documentation of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test or antigen screen, conducted within 48 hours of door time).

Either proof will be accepted but at least one is required for entry. This policy is applicable to all artists, employees, event staff, and guests aged 12 and up at Supercrawl- or Sonic Unyon-managed events and venues.

Government issued photo ID matching details on vaccination or test result documentation must also be presented for validation purposes. If you were vaccinated outside of the province of Ontario or outside of Canada, please provide a digital PDF or printed copy of your government issued vaccination confirmation receipt for your Government of Canada approved vaccine.

It is the discretion of the individual to determine whether they would like to disclose their vaccination status. Should they decide not to divulge this information, however, they will not be permitted to access the event.

This policy will be added to the mandatory public health measures already in effect. Active screening, contact tracing, proper face masking and PPE, physical distancing from individuals outside of one’s household, and capacity limits all have important roles to play in enhancing the safety of our performance spaces, limiting viral spread, and improving health metrics in the wider community.

As of September 22, 2021, Ontario’s provincial government will require all individuals entering event venues in to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (defined as two doses of vaccines authorized by Health Canada, with at least 14 days elapsed from the date of the second dose) and provide government-issued proof of vaccination status (digital or printed) along with photo identification (such as a driver’s licence or health card) as a precondition of entry. Negative PCR tests and rapid antigen screening conducted within 48 hours of door time will be accepted as a transitional measure until October 12, 2021.

Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal. Those who received their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine out of province should contact their local public health unit to record their information and receive proper documentation.

Government issued photo ID matching details on vaccination or test result documentation must also be presented for validation purposes. If you were vaccinated outside of the province of Ontario or outside of Canada, please provide a digital PDF or printed copy of your government issued vaccination confirmation receipt for your Government of Canada approved vaccine.

Individuals with valid medical exceptions must show written proof confirming their exemption from vaccination, provided by a physician or registered nurse in the extended class that sets out: (i) a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and (ii) the effective time period for the medical reason, and must supply negative PCR test results or rapid antigen screening results taken within 48 hours of gate time. Those unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because of disability or creed must also supply negative PCR test results or rapid antigen screening results taken within 48 hours of gate time.

No one should experience harassment or other discriminatory treatment based on a Human Rights Code-protected ground because they are unable to receive a vaccine. Each of us has a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect, to lead with empathy and kindness, and to do what we can to keep each other safe.

It is the discretion of the individual to determine whether they would like to disclose their vaccination status. Should they decide not to divulge this information, however, they will not be permitted to access the event.
This policy will be added to the mandatory public health measures already in effect.

Active screening, temperature checks, contact tracing, proper face masking and PPE, physical distancing from individuals outside of one’s household, and capacity limits all have important roles to play in enhancing the safety of our performance spaces, limiting viral spread, and improving health metrics in the wider community.

All attendees are asked to have their event ticket, vaccination documentation and government-issued photo ID ready when entering the entrance line-up, in order that the queue can be processed in a smooth and efficient manner. All individuals waiting to enter must wear properly fitted face masks and maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from other groups of persons outside of their household. All individuals entering event grounds must complete a provincially mandated wellness survey and provide their screening results and contact information to venue officials prior to entering the facility.

Venue capacity is limited in terms of performers, production staff, and audience members, with all participants mandated to follow stringent public health protocols. Attendance capacity may be capped or rescoped in response to changes in municipal and provincial public health policy.
In compliance with Ontario Reg. 364/20 under Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, all individuals entering the event grounds are required to wear a properly fitted face mask (covering nose and mouth, secured under chin and snugly fitted along cheeks, with no gapping) and use alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer before entering.

Every member of the public who is outdoors at a concert, event, performance or movie must wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin, unless as excepted by provincial guidelines — performing onstage or while eating, drinking, or attending to medical needs — or while seated with members of their own household only, and provided that every member of the household is seated at least two metres from every person outside their household.

In accordance with Ontario Reg. 364/20, every member of the public inside the event grounds shall maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person, except from their caregiver or from members of the person’s household. All participants must maintain two-metre separation from those outside their households while on grounds, whether in front of or behind stage, including washrooms and dressing rooms. Access to non-general-admission areas of the venue will be strictly limited to personnel essential to the production.

Prescribed travel paths and physical distancing will be indicated via wayfinding signage and markings.

All individuals entering event grounds will be actively screened by questionnaire and touchless infrared thermometer prior to entry.
Individuals are required to self-assess on day of event and remain at home if they have experienced COVID-19 symptoms as detailed on the Government of Ontario’s online self-assessment tool within 48 hours of event attendance.
Individuals with identified symptoms, who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, who have been told to self-isolate, or who have travelled outside of the province in the 14 days prior to the event should not attend.

Smoking (tobacco or cannabis) and/or using an electronic cigarette (containing any substance) is illegal in city parks. Individuals will be permitted to exit event grounds to smoke or vape but may be required to check in and undergo screening again upon their return.

In compliance with Ontario Reg. 364/20, all attendees will be actively screened before being admitted to the event grounds. They must certify that they do not have symptoms, have not been diagnosed with or had direct contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days, and will comply with the event’s safety policies and procedures including wearing face coverings, observing mandated physical distancing, and other determined requirements.

Contact information will be collected from all individuals entering the event grounds for the purposes of contact tracing, should that be required. This information will remain strictly confidential and held securely for a period of 30 days from event whereupon it will be destroyed.

Screening results will be reviewed by the compliance officer before performers, crew or staff enter the event grounds. Any individuals who do not pass screening will be immediately excluded from the grounds and encouraged to self-isolate and seek appropriate medical assessment and testing at earliest opportunity.

Violation of policies will constitute cause for removal from the event.
These measures enable organizers to provide high-quality entertainment while keeping artists, audiences, crew and staff safe. Safety plan will be made available for inspection by public health officials upon request.

Due to present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, event status is subject to change. To enable a safer live experience for all, event organizers are at liberty to regularly refine protocols and/or implement new safety initiatives which ticket holders will need to accept and adopt in order to attend events.

This policy document will be regularly reviewed and updated to match the most recent conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to reflect the most current public health recommendations.

Events are temporarily closed to the public, replaced with streaming performance events.

All digitally broadcast Supercrawl events are streamed from Bridgeworks, a performing arts facility in Hamilton’s Central neighbourhood.

Bridgeworks is a spacious, vaulted venue, with floor area of roughly 600 square metres (6,000+ square feet) and enhanced air handling infrastructure, which ensures robust ventilation and allows organizers to maximize physical distancing and separation, whether between individual performers, between said participants and crew, or between members of event audiences.

All individuals entering Bridgeworks must complete a provincially mandated wellness survey & submit their screening results and contact information to venue officials prior to entering the facility.

Venue capacity is limited in terms of performers, production staff, and audience members, with all participants mandated to follow stringent public health protocols. Travel paths and physical distancing will be indicated via floor markings.

Performances will be scheduled in such a matter as to minimize individuals on-site and allow for thorough cleaning and disinfection of the venue between performances.

In-person audience is extremely limited where permitted and may be capped or rescoped in response to municipal and provincial public health policy.

All performers and employees must wear properly fitted face masks and maintain minimum two-metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance. All participants must wear properly fitted face masks and maintain two-metre separation while in-venue, including washrooms and dressing rooms. All rooms will be rigorously cleaned and thoroughly disinfected before and after performances.

Access to non-general-admission areas of the venue will be strictly limited to personnel essential to the production.

Contact information will be collected from all individuals entering the venue for the purposes of contact tracing, should that be required. This information will remain confidential and held securely for a period of 30 days from event whereupon it will be destroyed.

All performers, crew and staff, and audience members will be actively screened by questionnaire prior to entry.

Individuals are required to self-assess on day of event and remain at home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as detailed on the Government of Ontario’s online self-assessment tool.

Individuals with symptoms, who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, who have been told to self-isolate, or who have travelled outside of the province in the 14 days prior to the event should not attend.

In compliance with Ontario Reg. 364/20 under Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 17 and City of Hamilton Bylaw 20-155, all individuals entering the venue are required to wear a properly fitted face mask (covering nose and mouth, secured under chin and snugly fitted along cheeks, with no gapping) and use alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer before entering.

All attendees will be actively screened before being admitted to the venue. They must certify that they do not have symptoms, have not been diagnosed with or had direct contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days, and will comply with the event’s safety policies and procedures including wearing face coverings, observing mandated physical distancing, and other determined requirements.

Screening results will be reviewed by the compliance officer before performers, crew or staff enter the venue. Any individuals who do not pass screening will be immediately excluded from the workplace and encouraged to self-isolate and seek appropriate medical assessment and testing at earliest opportunity.

In accordance with Ontario Reg. 364/20, every member of the public inside the venue shall maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person, except from their caregiver or from members of the person’s household. Individual room capacities within the venue may also be limited to facilitate physical distancing. Both venue and room capacities will be prominently indicated by signage posted onsite.

Violation of policies will constitute cause for removal from the event.

An onsite compliance officer will be responsible for the preparation and implementation of a COVID-19 safety plan, monitoring compliance with that COVID-19 safety plan, and the implementation and compliance with all required and recommended occupational health and safety and infection prevention and control measures.

These measures enable organizers to provide high quality entertainment while keeping artists, crew and staff safe.

Safety plan will be posted onsite and made available for inspection by public health officials upon request.

Event subject to re-scoping or postponement if so mandated by public health authorities.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can in some cases have long-term, severe, or grave outcomes, regardless of vaccination status. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather.

Due to present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, event status is subject to change. In an effort to enable a safer live experience for all, event organizers will implement new safety initiatives which ticket holders will need to accept and adopt in order to attend events.

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