After an extensive analysis, including legal consultation and insurance review, Volleyball Alberta has adopted an Event Vaccine Policy for our 2022 events.
We understand and appreciate there are multiple perspectives regarding vaccinations and respect the passion that individuals have for our sport.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Volleyball Alberta will regularly review and modify our health and safety protocols as deemed necessary.
As our previously posted vaccine stance has resulted in a lot of feedback, we want to expand upon the process that we go through when requesting facilities.
Facility access has always been a challenge. To accept all interested teams for our indoor club events, Volleyball Alberta can utilize over fifty courts per tournament weekend. Even with this extensive access, we often needed to operate during extended hours at these venues to complete the necessary matches.
The pandemic has placed additional strains on facility access as a number of venues are not renting to outside user groups.
In addition to the large volume of courts we require, we also take a number of factors into consideration including:
Due to the intricate nature of tournament and program design, we cannot accommodate requests for individuals or teams to participate in specific venues.
The University of Alberta currently has more restrictive entry requirements than VA, as they do not accept negative testing (except for medically exempt individuals). As the Edmonton area has very limited facility access, the U of A facilities (Up to 18 courts per weekend = Saville Community Sport Centre, Main Gym, Education Gym, East Gym) are required to facilitate the size and scope of our events.
We understand that our staff will continue to receive feedback about our Event Vaccination Policy. We commit to reading every email! However, due to the incredible volume of feedback, we do not have the capacity to reply to each message.
Please continue to treat each other with respect and kindness.