This email is 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.
As of December 20 all youth 12 years of age and up attending the recreation centres as participants or spectators will be required to show proof of vaccination. For those who already have proof of vaccination in place, please ensure that you are prepared to show proof at the door. You 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/book-vaccine/.
- 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.
In addition, as of January 4th enhanced requirements including QR code scanning will be required for all attending the recreation centres.