COVID-19: latest updates on the City’s response and service impacts

Effective Monday, October 25, reamining capacity restrictions will be lifted at our community centres.  Reservations for Drop In Activities has been removed.  Existing reservations will be honoured. Find out more.

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Effective Wednesday October 20, customers will be required to submit a contract tracing form on their mobile device prior to entering a City of Mississauga recreation or culture location. Staff will be available to assist those without a mobile device.

Effective September 22, you need proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access:

  • Sports
  • Recreation fitness
  • Meeting rooms
  • Entertainment or cultural venues

This is required by the Government of Ontario’s proof of vaccination regulations. Some exemptions are permitted under these regulations.

Where to get your vaccine receipt

You can download and print your vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal. If you need a printer, visit any Mississauga Library location to print a copy of your vaccine receipt for free.

Proof of vaccine requirements

When entering a facility, you must show:

  • Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccination receipt or other government issued vaccination record
  • Acceptable identification which includes name and birth date. Photo ID is not required.
    • Examples include birth certificate, citizenship card, driver’s license, government issued ID such as a health card, passport or permanent resident card.
    • Expired Ontario issued ID or Canadian Passports may be provided as proof of ID only, all others must be.

When you need to show proof of vaccine

  • Patrons 18 years of age and older accessing sport and fitness facilities for any purpose, including parents or guardians of youth participating in an organized sport.
  • Youth 12-17 using a gym or other area with exercise equipment or weights, attending public swimming or public skating
  • Youth 12-17 spectating, including sporting events
  • Patrons 12 and older attending banquet halls and community centre meeting rooms used for social gatherings or programs (with limited exceptions)
  • Patrons 12 and older attending wedding and funeral social gatherings (*time limited testing exemption available September 22 – October 12, 2021 inclusive)
  • Patrons 12 and older attending indoor areas of restaurants (excluding outdoor patios, delivery and takeout)
  • Patrons 12 and older attending entertainment/cultural venues such as theatres and concert venues

When you do not need to show proof of vaccine

These exemptions are allowed under Ontario regulations.

  • Any patron 18 years of age and older with written documentation supplied by a physician or nurse practitioner indicating medical support for not being fully vaccinated and government issued identification
  • Youth under 12 years of age
  • Youth under 18 years entering the facility for the purpose of actively participating in an organized sport and associated coaches, volunteers and officials involved with organized sport are exempt.  Examples of this activity include: sports leagues, swimming lessons, dance classes, martial arts and applies to training, practices, games and competitions
  • Attendance at a wedding and funeral service only
  • Rental space for day camps, childcare or social services (including parents picking up and dropping off participants)
  • Health and safety social support purposes (warming/cooling centres, shower program access)
  • Mississauga Library locations
  • Living Arts Centre studio (resident artist use only)
  • Museums (drop-in visits and tours)

Questions and answers

It depends on the purpose of your visit. To use recreational sport, fitness or meeting room facilities proof of vaccination will be required, unless the individual has a valid exemption. To visit a library, proof of vaccination is not required.

Yes, businesses are not permitted to retain this information.

Children under 12 and those with a valid medical note are exempt from this requirement. Additional exemption may apply.

Those customers requesting a medical exemption must provide a written document, completed and supplied by a physician (designated as “MD”) or by a registered nurse in the extended class (designated as “Registered Nurse (Extended Class)”, “RN(EC)”, “Nurse Practitioner” or “NP”) stating that the individual is exempt for a medical reason from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the effective time-period for the medical reason. The medical note to include name of individual, name & contact info for physician/RN(EC), logo or letterhead identifying the physician/RN(EC), statement for medical reason to support the exemption, and effective time-period.

Yes, all previous COVID-19 protocols remain in place at this time.

Yes.

Not under this regulation, individual sports organizations may establish and enforce their own rules.

Youth under 18 actively participating in organized sport do not require proof of vaccination. However, youth 12-17 will be required to provide proof of vaccination to attend the Fitness Centre, public swimming, public skating, and non-sport recreational activities within the facility.

No, proof of vaccination is not required for those accessing the facility for the purpose of using the washroom.