A Mississauga gym will not be checking proof of vaccination for its members

Published September 23, 2021 at 11:07 am

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Huf Gym has announced it will not be checking proof of vaccination for members prior to admission.

Under Ontario’s new mandate, non-essential businesses, including gyms, are only permitted to be used by those who have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior.

In a post shared on social media, co-owner Teresa Heron said members will not have to disclose their vaccination status as a prerequisite to work out at the facility.

“Our policy at Huf Gym regarding the vaccine passport is that we will not invade your medical privacy, that is your business,” Heron said. “We will not discriminate, nor will we segregate, nor will we ask to see your vaccine passport. All we ask is that you bring a smile and be ready to work out.”

This isn’t the first time the owners have defied public health restrictions. Huf made headlines during the spring when owners decided to reopen during the lockdown in violation of the Reopening Ontario Act.

Businesses that do not comply with current regulations could be subject to fines starting at $1,000 and ranging to as much as $10 million for incorporated businesses.

Huf is currently facing up to four charges from previous infractions, which could result in a fine of up to $500,000 and one year in prison for each charge.

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