Ottawa – Following the Province of Ontario’s next phase of its reopening plan, the City will be removing the proof of vaccination requirements for the public currently in place for its recreation and cultural facilities, effective Tuesday, March 1. Mandatory masking requirements remain, in accordance with the provincial public health measures.
While the City has lifted this proof of vaccination requirement, organizations who rent our facilities have the option to maintain this measure. Please check directly with the organizations – which include community and sports associations as well as organizing bodies.
The provincial easing of public health measures also allows the City to lift the remaining capacity limits for theatres, performances, spectator areas for sporting events and rentals for social dancing. The return to full capacities is dependent on the availability of staff resources at each site.
The current reservation system for drop-in activities will remain in place and walk-ins will also be accepted as space allows. By making a reservation, customers have the opportunity to secure a spot at their preferred times.
Even though we are moving forward, we must continue to protect ourselves and those around us by:
- Wearing a mask
- Staying home when you are not well or experiencing symptoms
- Getting vaccinated, including boosters, at any Ottawa Public Health clinic or pharmacy. Visit the Ontario vaccine booking site and Ottawa Public Health webpages.
Long-term care homes
The City’s long-term care homes will continue to follow direction from the Ministry of Long-Term Care on screening requirements for entry into long-term care homes. Proof of vaccination is currently required for staff, caregivers, students, volunteers, support workers and visitors entering long-term care homes
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