Update to Proof of Vaccination Requirements at City Facilities Effective December 20, 2021
On December 10, 2021, the Ontario government announced additional measures to enhance public health measures as a result of the evolution of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. Please read carefully the additional measures and timelines below as these will be strictly enforced at all City of Windsor recreation facilities.
To enter a City of Windsor Recreation or Cultural Facility that currently requires proof of vaccination the following direction and dates apply; (continue reading below for full details)
|Friday, December 20, 2021
||ONTARIO WIDE: 12 years and older must provide ID and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
|Saturday January 4, 2022
||Proof of vaccination only by QR Code digital or printed copy with QR code will be accepted
|Friday, January 10, 2022
||Physician notes will no longer be accepted – new enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate will be provided for those with eligible exemptions
Effective January 4, 2022, anyone entering a City of Windsor recreation or cultural facility that currently requires proof of vaccination, must produce the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code provided by the Ontario government along with your identification. Any receipt, either on paper or by screenshot, without a QR code will NOT be accepted.
The QR code can be used digitally or by printing a paper copy. Individuals can download their enhanced certificate with QR code by visiting https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/. Additionally, individuals can visit their local library or can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their vaccine certificate mailed to them. They can also visit a Service Ontario centre to receive a printed copy. If an individual received one or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine out of province, they can contact their local public health unit to record their information and receive proper documentation.
Organizations affected by the proof of vaccination requirements will no longer accept physician notes as of January 10, 2022. Ontario has begun a new process to provide an enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate with QR code for individuals who have an eligible medical exemption or are participating in an active, Health Canada Approved COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. Those who apply under these exemptions can visit https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1001329/responding-to-omicron-and-protecting-our-progress for details on how to obtain the enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate with QR code.
This will mean that each individual will have to have received their second dose 14 days prior in order to enter the rink on that day.(EXAMPLE to enter the rink on October 1st you must have received your second does by September 17, 2021). Along with confirmation of your vaccine you will need to provide identification to confirm your identity. This requirement is for any spectator or participant entering into the facility age 12 and over.
Any participant under the age 12 in our skating programs will be exempt from the requirements of providing vaccination proof when entering into the facility.
We ask that you also be respectful to the employees that have to request this information from you, as they are required to do so by the provincial mandate.
Please remember to continue to complete your City of Windsor health screening prior to entering into the facility and sign in at the Skate Windsor table for contact tracing purposes.
We thank-you for your cooperation in this initiative to help keep our facilities safe.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.
Skate Windsor Board of Directors