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Recreation Facilities Required to Follow Mandatory Provincial Proof of Vaccination
Submitted By Tina Dawson on Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Effective Wednesday, September 22, proof of vaccination will be required to enter Township recreation facilities as per the Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Policy.


As required by the Province, all patrons 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated (both doses of a two doses vaccine or one dose of a single dose vaccine plus 14 days) and provide proof of vaccination along with identification on each visit. Proof of vaccination does not apply to youth 12 to 17 years old who are actively participating in organized sport (training, practices, games and competitions). Individuals can provide proof of vaccination by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the province booking portal or by calling the Province Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

When patrons arrive at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre, a security guard will be at the entrances to ask for proof of vaccination for applicable patrons and spectators. To protect the privacy of our patrons, information will not be stored. Visitors and spectators 12 years and older will be asked to provide the documentation each time they enter the facility, unless they are a youth 12 to 17 that will be actively participating in an organized sport. Individuals with a medical exemption are required to present identification and a written document, signed by a physician or registered nurse in the extended class information, stating the individual is exempt for a medical reason.

All other public health measures (e.g., masking and physical distancing) continue to apply.

Recreation facilities and meeting rooms include:

  • Scugog Community and Recreation Centre (SCRC)
  • Blackstock Recreation Complex
  • The Lookout Youth Centre
  • Meeting Rooms and Community Halls for Wedding and Religious Ceremonies
    • For wedding and funeral services, rites or ceremonies proof of vaccination is not required
    • For wedding and funeral social gatherings (receptions) anyone over the age of 12 will be required to provide proof of vaccination
    • Proof of vaccination will be required October 13. From Sept 22-Oct 12 a negative result of a COVID-19 antigen test may be provided instead of proof of being fully vaccinated

The Township of Scugog continues to follow provincial and regional guidelines as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination requirements for the protection of the community. All requirements, exemptions and policies are subject to change based on provincial regulation. The Township of Scugog and our users renting the facilities are working together for the safety of the community and will follow all provincial guidelines.


The Province of Ontario has announced that fitness and recreational facilities must require each
patron who enters an area of the premises to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against
COVID-19. An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received a full series of a
COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada and they have received their final dose of the
series at least 14 days prior to seeking access to the facility. This mandate is effective for the
Uxbridge Arena beginning September 22nd, 2021.

How it will work:
1. Entering the Arena (recreation facility):
From September 22 to October 21, all adults (18+ yrs), guardians, and spectators
ages 12 and older will need to present proof of vaccination prior to entry with:
• Copy of vaccine receipt reading 14 days post final dose of vaccination
• Piece of government issued ID matching the name and birth date of vaccine
receipt (i.e. drivers license, health card)
October 22 and beyond (date subject to change):
• Scanning unique QR code via provincial ‘Proof of Vaccination’ application
*Further information to come
Children and Youth under 18yrs:
Children and youth under the age of 18 who are actively participating in organized sport
(including tryouts, training, development, practices, and games) are not required to
provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the facility. Compliance of all
other COVID-19 safety protocols, as listed in the Return to Ice Guidelines, remains a
requirement (i.e. face coverings, physical distancing, screening, etc.).
Note: The age exemption for children and youth under the age of 18 does not apply to
spectators. All spectators (those not engaged in sport) 12 years of age and older must
provide proof of vaccination.

2. Entering the Community Centre (meeting or event space):
Every patron aged 12 and older who enters the Community Centre for the purpose of a
meeting, event, or organized activity must provide proof of vaccination, by way of steps
above, prior to entry.
By law, we are not able to keep record that you have shown us your vaccine receipt. Please
have it available each time you visit the arena.

What if I Have an Exemption?
For adults, guardians, and spectators, only a medical exemption authorized by a Doctor or
Registered Nurse Practitioner will be accepted. Please visit the link below for requirements of
medical exemption letter. Government ID along with the medical exemption letter will be
required for access to the facility. After October 22, 2021, your exemption will be integrated in
your QR code issued by the province.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. The Province of Ontario has
mandated that we follow their directives.

For more information, please visit:
Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act
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