Vaccination receipts to be required at indoor sports facilities in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published October 15, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Starting in a couple of weeks, anyone over the age of 12 will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and valid ID to enter Mississauga and Brampton sports and fitness centres.

As of Nov. 1, the Region of Peel says it will require vaccine receipts from all participants at indoor sports and recreational facilities, except individuals with a valid medical exemption.

This includes youth, coaches, instructors, caregivers, volunteers and game officials.

In a release, the Region said its proof of vaccination program comes under direction from Peel’s medical officer of health and “will help to protect Peel’s active youth sports community.”

The Region said indoor sports and fitness venues have been identified as “locations of concern” and have been driving the transmission of COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced earlier today that all Ontario residents will have digital access to their vaccination certificates as of 6:00 a.m. this coming Monday (Oct. 18).

Verify Ontario, the province’s vaccine verification app for businesses, became available on the Google and Apple app stores on Thursday.

The digital certificates are available for download on the province’s proof of vaccination portal. Individuals can also call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed to them directly.

Peel Public Health said it is supporting a provincial approach to proof of vaccination for youth sports. Residents can get their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at any Peel clinic.

Which settings require proof of vaccination to enter?

  • Indoor areas of restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments without dance facilities
  • Indoor and outdoor areas of food or drink establishments with dance facilities, including nightclubs and restaurants, clubs and other similar establishments
  • Indoor areas of meeting and event spaces
  • Indoor areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities, including waterparks, and personal physical fitness training (with limited exemptions)
  • Gyms, fitness/sporting/recreational facilities, pools, leagues, sporting events, waterparks, and indoor areas of facilities where spectators watch events
  • Indoor areas of casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments
  • Indoor areas of concert venues, theatres, and cinemas
  • Indoor areas of bathhouses, sex clubs and strip clubs
  • Indoor areas of horse racing tracks, car racing tracks and other similar venues
  • Indoor areas where commercial film and TV productions take place with studio audiences.

 

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