New Guidelines for entering recreation facilities
We want to provide an update regarding the Province of Ontario’s announcement regarding proof of vaccination as it relates in particular to youth 12 to 17 years of age participating in organized sport. Some of the sport groups using our recreation facilities have already been mandated by their governing sport body to ensure proof of vaccination for participants 12 to 17 years of age.
As of December 20 all youth 12 years of age and up attending the recreation center's as participants or spectators will be required to show proof of vaccination.
We understand members have already shown proof of vaccination previous to your organization, please ensure that ALL participants are prepared to show proof at the door. They will also be required to show ID. Passport, health card, driver’s license, birth certificate are all acceptable.
- Effective December 20, 2021, requiring proof of vaccination for youth aged 12 to 17 years participating in organized sports at recreational facilities.
- Delaying the lifting of proof of vaccination requirements beyond January 17, 2022, aligned with the reopening plan that stipulated that doing so was contingent on the absence of concerning trends.
- Effective January 4, 2022, requiring the use of the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code and the Verify Ontario app in settings where proof of vaccination is required. The QR code can be used digitally or by printing a paper copy. Individuals can download their enhanced certificate with QR code by visiting https://covid-19.ontario.ca/getproof
- Strengthening the verification process for medical exemptions and clinical trial exemptions by requiring a certificate with a QR code. Organizations and businesses that are under the provincial proof-of-vaccination system will be advised to no longer accept physician notes as of January 10, 2022.
Thank you for your cooperation
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