Proof of vaccination no longer needed to use Mississauga rec centres and gyms


Published March 1, 2022 at 11:48 am

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Mississauga residents can once again visit recreation centres, gyms, restaurants and other indoor settings without having to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Starting today (March 1), the Ontario government has lifted most pandemic-related restrictions as the number of COVID-19 cases across the province continues to decline.

As a result, City of Mississauga officials say, they no longer require people who use City-run facilities to provide proof of vaccination. Such facilities include gyms and recreation centres, culture and sports facilities such as the Paramount Fine Foods Centre and Living Arts Centre, as well as other City facilities.

Furthermore, the City will remove all active screening, capacity limits and contact tracing, but officials remind residents that the mandatory face mask bylaw remains in place until further notice.

“We want to thank Mississauga residents, staff and those visiting our city who have provided proof of vaccination before entering our facilities in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Jodi Robillos, Mississauga’s commissioner of community services. “While the signal of removing proof of vaccination is certainly a step in the right direction, we have to continue to follow public health measures like wearing a mask, keeping a distance and staying home while sick to ensure we stay on the right track.”

In announcing the latest phase of Ontario’s reopening two weeks ago, Premier Doug Ford also said that restrictions on social gathering limits and seating capacity at sports and concert venues, and movie theatres, were also being relaxed.

While restaurants and other businesses no longer have to ask for proof of vaccination, they can choose to continue enforcing vaccine certificates if they wish to do so.

Residents who plan to visit businesses that previously required proof of vaccination are encouraged to call ahead to check on current vaccination policies.

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