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Vaccination Requirements in Recreation Facilities
Submitted By Jennifer McLean on Saturday, September 18, 2021
Beginning September 22nd, 2021:

The Province has implemented a vaccine requirement for individuals entering recreation facilities. All participants, parents/guardians and spectators will be required to show proof of double vaccination (both doses must be received at least 14 days prior to visit) or a letter stating a medical exemption* each time they enter a recreation facility, with the following exemptions: Children under the age of 12 Youth under the age of 18 who are actively participating in an organized sport

Proof of Vaccination

One of the following documents must be provided to confirm proof of vaccination:

  • An Ontario vaccination receipt from a vaccine clinic (printed copy)
  • A vaccination receipt signed by an Indigenous Health Provider
  • An Ontario Ministry of Health vaccination receipt received by email following your appointment (digital or printed copy)
  • Downloaded vaccination receipt from Ontario’s provincial booking portal
  • A vaccination receipt from another jurisdiction that shows the holder is fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Identification Documents

Supporting identification documents must be presented that show the name and date of birth of the individual:

  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship card
  • Driver’s license
  • Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card, including health card
  • Indian Status Card/Indigenous Membership Card
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident card

*Medical Exemptions

Written medical exemptions must include the following:

  • First and last name of the person with the medical exemption
  • The physician or registered nurse’s information including:
    • Name and contact information of physician or registered nurse
    • Logo or letterhead identifying the physician or registered nurse
    • Statement that there is a medical reason for the individual’s exemption
    • Effective time-period for the medical exemption

Process for Entering a Recreation Facility as of September 22, 2021

  1. Participant and parent/guardian is required to complete the facility entrance screening (similar to our current process)
  2. Participant is required to confirm their name on the program roster. If under the age of 18, proceed to your program. If over the age of 18, provide proof of vaccination and identification document
  3. Parent/Guardian/Spector – if under the age of 12, provide identification document. If 12 years and older, provide proof of vaccination and identification document
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