Municipality of Clarington Covid-19 Policy Update, News (Clarington Recreational Hockey League)

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Sep 21, 2021 | Gwen Blazeichuk | 403 views
Municipality of Clarington Covid-19 Policy Update
Please be advised

The Municipality of Clarington will require proof of full vaccination and corresponding identification (photo ID or any identification confirming name and date of birth) from members of the public aged 12 and older who want to enter our recreation facilities and fitness centre starting on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

This policy supports the Provincial legislation outlined under the Reopening of Ontario Act for anyone wishing to enter select public settings.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Clarington to enforce Provincial proof of vaccination and identification rules at recreation facilities and fitness centre

The Municipality of Clarington will require proof of full vaccination and corresponding identification (photo ID or any identification confirming name and date of birth) from members of the public aged 12 and older who want to enter our recreation facilities and fitness centre starting on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This policy supports the Provincial legislation outlined under the Reopening of Ontario Act for anyone wishing to enter select public settings.

There are some exemptions to the regulation, including medical. Upon entry to a Clarington Recreation Facility, you will have to present a letter from a physician or registered nurse outlining the medical exemption. Children aged 12 to 17 who are participating in active recreation or organized sports, including swimming, hockey, figure skating, skating, basketball, dodgeball, teen fitness and any drop-in program targeted for that age group, will be exempt from providing proof of vaccination.

Under Provincial regulation, you are considered fully vaccinated and can show proof at least 14 days following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

To protect the privacy of all our residents and participants, the vaccine information you provide will NOT be recorded for future use. You will be asked to provide the documentation each time you enter a facility.

Clarington will be enforcing these regulations as they apply to all our recreational facilities and spaces. Sports organizations renting our facilities have separate COVID-19 vaccine requirements of their participants and will be enforcing them as part of their organizational mandate.

We are taking these steps to protect our residents and support the Provincial Government to minimize the spread of the fourth wave of COVID-19 and the virulent Delta variant. We appreciate your patience as our staff work out these new procedures starting on September 22. We are in this together. Let’s keep each other safe.


This mandate from the municipality will work in tandem with the OMHA vaccine mandate that requires all 2009 and up players as well as bench staff etc to be fully vaccinated. The OMHA policy is not in effect until October 31st however the spectator policy is in place beginning tomorrow Wednesday September 22nd.