Induction 20/21 Health & Safety

Updated: November 8, 2021

The number-one priority of the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) is the health and well-being of all guests, workers and other persons who will be present at Meridian Hall on Monday, November 15, 2021. All decisions undertaken will be in keeping with indoor public-gathering by-laws, regulations and guidelines set forth by Provincial and City public health authorities, in addition to further precautions determined by HHOF.

In accordance with the Province of Ontario’s implementation of a mandatory vaccination policy for certain indoor public events effective September 22, 2021, all attendees of the Hockey Hall of Fame 20/21 Induction Celebration will be required to provide proof of “Full COVID-19 Immunization” (or a negative COVID-19 test result only for persons with a verified medical exemption) along with Government-issued photo ID. Children who are 11 years of age or younger will be exempt from the foregoing requirements.

Full COVID-19 Immunization” means the attendee is considered fully vaccinated by applicable provincial and federal public health authorities, which currently requires that the attendee has received (a) two doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (including a combination thereof); or (b) one dose of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, with a 14 day period having passed since the worker received their final dose of the applicable COVID-19 vaccine.

For efficient admittance to Meridian Hall on Monday, November 15, 2021, guests are encouraged to register and upload proof of immunization via HHOF’s on-line portal. Pre-registered guests will be included on a list of “Verified Attendees” and those not pre-registered will be required to provide the above underlined proof requirements upon entry (except that any verifiable medical exemption must be pre-approved by the Hockey Hall of Fame no later than November 5, 2021). The personal information and immunization records collected shall (i) not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected or as required or permitted by law, and (ii) be permanently purged within thirty (30) days following the event.

Masking is a continuing regulatory requirement for indoor events and all guests are required to wear masks at all times (except as permitted below).

With a seating capacity of 3,172 in the Meridian Hall Theatre, HHOF has determined that not more than 1,000 tickets will be issued with permitted access to reserved seating for viewing the live presentation of the HHOF Induction Ceremony in order to conform with recently relaxed physical distancing restrictions applicable to hospitality areas (across all levels adjacent to the Theatre) where food and beverages are served. Tickets will indicate (i) a designated hospitality zone based on the distribution of guests determined by the square footage of each particular zone, and (ii) a reserved seat row/number for the Theatre. The removal of masks is only permitted when food and beverage is consumed in each designated hospitality zone.


All stage speakers or performers shall not be required to wear masks while speaking or performing during the Induction Ceremony (such speakers/performers shall be distanced by at least 2-metres from the seated audience).

All indoor workers shall be fully vaccinated, undergo venue entry screening and wear masks at all times.

All guests and workers are asked to: (a) stay home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, (b) self-report positive COVID-19 testing, and (c) adhere to all safety guidelines as set out by government health officials.

All guests will be required to follow all posted instructions while attending the HHOF Induction Celebration.

To help prevent the spread and transmission of COVID-19, HHOF is committed to:

• Providing access to hand sanitizers
• Encouraging physical distancing in all areas, where required or otherwise to the fullest extent possible
• Cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces

Stay tuned for updates should any further guidance from public health authorities become available.