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Proof of Vaccination

Those seeking access to City facilities are required to show proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they can enter the area. Indoor areas of meeting and event spaces and areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities where proof of vaccination is required includes: 

  • Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site 
  • GFL Memorial Gardens 
  • John Rhodes Community Centre Arenas 
  • John Rhodes Pool 
  • McMeeken Arena 
  • Northern Community Centre 
  • Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre (proof of vaccination not required to access services located in the lobby area) 
  • Seniors Centres – Bay Street Active Living Centre 55+ and the Northern Community Centre Active 55+  
Exemptions to providing proof of vaccination include: 

  • Those entering an indoor area solely for the purposes of: using a washroom - accessing an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route; making a retail purchase; placing or picking up an order; paying for an order; purchasing admission; or health and safety.
  • Those entering indoor premises of a meeting or event space in a cemetery, crematorium or similar establishment that provides funeral, cemetery or cremation services 
  • Children 11 years of age and under who do not qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and proof of identification is required for patrons 18 years and older, including parents or guardians of youth actively participating in an organized sport.  
  • Patrons who provide a written document, completed, and supplied by a physician or by a registered nurse in the extended class, that sets out: a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and the effective time-period for the medical reason. 
Under the new guidance of the Northern Medical Officers of Health, the City will require those aged 12 and older who coach, officiate, or volunteer at indoor organized sports to show proof of vaccination. 
City ambassadors and security will be at identified screening points upon entry. Validation of identification must show the name of the identification holder and date of birth as well as verify that the date of administration of the final shot is at least fourteen days prior to the patron seeking access to a facility. All other public health measure including masking and physical distancing continue to apply.  
The provincial government has released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations, including municipalities, to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements. Ontario is developing an enhanced vaccine certificate with a unique QR code. 
Included below is a list of City Services and the impact on these services as a result of measures related to COVID-19.

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