How Ontario's Proof of Vaccination Applies to City Facilities 

Effective September 22, 2021, access to City facilities will require proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per the provincial health order.

Indoor meeting and event spaces and areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities where proof of vaccination is required includes:
• McIntyre Community Centre
• Archie Dillon Sportsplex and Pool
• Mountjoy Arena
• Whitney Arena
• Maurice Londry Community Centre

Proof of Vaccination must be provided by:
• Those attending adult workshops, meetings and events at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Center
• All patrons/players 18 years of age or older who are actively participating in an organized sport
• All spectators viewing a game/practice/event who are 12 years of age or older including parents or guardians of youth actively participating in an organized sport

Exemptions to providing proof of vaccination include:
• Children 11 years of age and under who do not qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine
• Those 12 to 17 years of age, who are entering the indoor premises of a facility used for sports and recreational activities to actively participate in an organized sport. This exemption does not apply to youth who are spectators at sporting events.
• Those entering an indoor area solely for the purposes of:
- using a washroom
- accessing an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route
- making a retail purchase
- placing or picking up an order
- paying for an order
- purchasing admission; or
- health and safety.
• Those entering indoor premises of a meeting or event space in a cemetery, crematorium or similar establishment that provides funeral, cemetery, or cremation services.
• Patrons who provide a written document, completed and supplied by a physician or by a registered nurse in the extended class, that sets out:
i) a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and
ii) the effective time-period for the medical reason.

Security will be at identified screening points upon entry. Validation of identification must show the name of the identification holder and date of birth as well as verify that the date of administration of the final shot is at least fourteen days prior to the patron seeking access to a facility. All other public health measures including masking and physical distancing continue to apply.

Individuals needing to obtain a copy of their vaccine receipt can do so by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal at, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

Any individuals who have previously registered for City swimming programs that may not be able to participate may obtain refunds or credits by contacting the pool at 705-360-2655 or

Posted by Amanda Dyer On 9/22/2021 at 9:04 AM  

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