The Edmonton Oilers recently announced that fans have to be fully vaccinated to watch their next season’s games. This also includes the first preseason match that will be held on September 28 at Rogers Place.
Fans either have to show a paper or digital proof of vaccination at least 14 days before the game or provide a negative COVID-19 test result. However, anyone opting for the latter will have to be tested again within 48 hours of the match to confirm their negative status.
In line with this new requirement, the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) also imposes the same on its contractors, volunteers, and employees. As a result, they are required to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the first preseason match on September 28.
Aside from the Edmonton Oilers, other professional Canadian sports teams who have announced the same proof of vaccination requirement include the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Raptors, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets, and the Calgary Flames.