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Proof of vaccination required to enter rec centres

As the province’s vaccine passport system comes into effect, the City of Markham is reminding residents that proof of full vaccination will be required to enter indoor recreation facilities by all visitors aged 12 years and older.

When entering, you must show an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccination receipt or other government-issued vaccination record indicating that you’re fully vaccinated plus 14 days from your second shot.

You’ll also need to show identification that includes your name and date of birth. Photo ID is not required. As well, you’ll need to show proof of completion of City of Markham COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire on your mobile device or a printed copy. Provincially-defined medical exemptions apply. The City of Markham plans to implement further guidelines for community sport groups governed by a recognized provincial or national sport organization.

Markham’s Contact Centre continues to respond to inquiries about municipal services and programs at [email protected] and 905-477-5530, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information and updates about COVID-19 and affected City services, visit markham.ca/covid19.

Ontario’s COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination passports and photo ID are now required at a variety of places, including restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout); nightclubs; meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls; sporting events; and concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas.

All Ontarians can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal. Anyone who needs help obtaining a copy of their vaccination receipt, including those who don’t have access to a computer or printer, can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

An enhanced vaccine certificate with a unique QR code will be available by October 22.

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