St Catharines releases list of facilities where residents must be fully-vaxxed to enter

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Published September 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm

St Catharines has released a list of city facilities where residents must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination starting tomorrow (September 22).

The city said any visitors should be prepared to show either an electronic or paper copy of your COVID-19 vaccination receipt indicating you are fully vaccinated, as well as matching government issued identification with name and date of birth, such as a driver’s licence, birth certificate, citizenship card, Indian status card-Indigenous membership card, passport, permanent resident card or health card.

The mandate will be in place for the following facilities:

  • St. Catharines City Hall
  • City arenas (Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre, Garden City Complex, Bill Burgoyne Arena, Merritton Arena)
  • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
  • St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
  • City Community Centres (Port Weller Community Centre, Russell Avenue Community Centre)
  • City Older Adult Centres (Dunlop Drive OAC, West St. Catharines OAC, Port Dalhousie OAC)
  • Morningstar Mill
  • Lakeside Park Carousel
  • Victoria Lawn Cemetery offices

City CAO David Oakes said, “The health and safety of staff and our community has been the City’s number one priority since the start of the pandemic. We will continue to follow public health and provincial guidelines, and as a City will ensure we continue to do everything we can to support our community and reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19.”

He added, “Staff are developing a process with the user in mind, to ensure the visitor experience is as efficient as possible given the circumstances. We thank the community in advance for its patience – particularly in the early days of implementation – and encourage them to plan ahead.

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