As of September 22, 2021, under new regulations from the provincial government, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated and provide their proof of vaccination along with ID, to access select settings, including recreational facilities. In accordance with the regulations, effective September 22, the following Town of Huntsville Covid-19 Vaccine Receipt Protocol will be in effect at the Canada Summit Centre. 

Updated page text: September 21, 2021

 Town of Huntsville COVID-19 Vaccine Receipt Protocol
 

Effective September 22, 2021

Facilities:  Canada Summit Centre, Muskoka Heritage Place, Algonquin Theatre

 

The Town of Huntsville is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all participants, visitors and staff at our facilities. This document outlines the process for collecting vaccine receipts from members of the public participating at or visiting Town of Huntsville’s Canada Summit Centre.   

The public are expected to follow provincial protocols under the Ontario Reopening Plan.

Starting September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with ID to access certain public settings and facilities which includes facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal training including recreational facilities.

Who is required to show a Vaccine Receipt?

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older, participating in the following types of Town of Huntsville programs:
    • Registered recreation programs i.e. swimming lessons, skating lessons
    • Drop-in recreation and fitness programs i.e. fitness classes, lane swims, public swims, public skating or private ice rentals, shinny
    • Parents participating in parent/child lessons or spectating their child’s program/lessons
    • Walking track patrons
    • Meeting or event space patrons
    • Adult programming
  • Visitors to Town of Huntsville Canada Summit Centre for the purpose of:
    • Spectators including parents of children in a program or activity
  • Participants of sport groups i.e. hockey clubs, skating clubs, swim club, adult sport leagues
    • Participants 18 years of age and older will be required to show their vaccine receipt to their club
    • Spectators will also have to show proof of vaccine

 

Exemptions (will not be required to show proof of vaccination receipt):

  • Workers, Contractors, Repair Workers, Delivery workers, students, volunteers, inspectors or others who are entering the business for work purposes not as Patrons.A patron who is entering an indoor area solely for the following purposes:
    • to make a retail purchase;
    • while paying for an order;
    • to purchase admission; or
    • as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety.
  • Children under 12 years of age.
  • Patrons under 18 years of age who are entering the indoor premises of a facility used for sports and recreational fitness activities solely for the purpose of actively  participating in an organized sport, in accordance with the guidance below and in  Appendix A:
    • The exemption relating to youth under 18 years of age actively participating  in indoor organized sport applies to training, practices, games and competitions. Examples of an organized sport for which the exemption applies include: sports leagues, organized pick-up sports, dance classes, martial arts and swimming classes
    • The exemption does not apply to youth who are spectators at sporting events
  • Patrons who are entering the indoor premises of a meeting or event space, including a conference centre or convention centre, solely for the purposes of  attending a wedding service, rite or ceremony or a funeral service, rite or ceremony, but not an associated social gathering.
  • Patrons who are entering the indoor premises of a meeting or event space other than a place described in (f) above, including a conference centre or convention centre, for the purposes of attending a social gathering associated with a wedding service, rite or ceremony or a social gathering associated with a funeral service, rite    or ceremony, on or after September 22, 2021, but before October 13, 2021, as long as the patron produces the results of an antigen test administered within the previous 48 hours establishing that the person is negative for COVID-19 to the person responsible for the establishment.
  • Patrons who 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.
    • Patrons with a medical exemption are required to present identification and a  written document stating the individual is exempt for a medical reason to the business or organization. To review proof of a medical reason for not being vaccinated against COVID-19, the business or organization must ensure:
      • The name of the person in the written documentation matches the identification provided.
      • The physician’s or registered nurse in the extended class’s information is complete by including:
  • Name and contact information of the physician or registered nurse in the extended class;
  • Logo or letterhead identifying the physician or registered nurse in the extended class;
  • Statement that there is a medical reason for the individual’s exemption from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and
  • Any effective time-period for the medical reason which includes the date the patron is seeking access to the business or organization.

Process and Steps for Collecting Vaccine Receipts:

All visitors (excluding those with exemptions) i.e. spectator, the visitors will be required to show their vaccine receipt as issued by the Province of Ontario and identification. This information will not be logged for visitors. 

Proving Identity:

Validation of identification must also be undertaken to ensure that vaccination receipt  offered by the patron belongs to them. Validation of vaccination will be based on two key identifiers:

    1. Name of the identification holder; and
    2. Date of birth.

A photo identification is not required.

Proof of identity can be established using documentation issued by an institution or public body, provided it includes the name of the holder and date of birth. Examples of identification documents that may be used to confirm the identity of the holder of the vaccine receipt include:

    • Birth certificate
    • Citizenship card
    • Driver’s licence
    • Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card, including health card2
    • Indian Status Card /Indigenous Membership Card
    • Passport
    • Permanent Resident card

 

Validation of identification is considered to have been completed/successful when the name and date of birth of the presenter of the vaccination receipt and the name and date of birth on the identification document match. If the name and date of birth on both documents do not match, the individual will not be allowed to enter the business or organization.

For Ontario residents, expired Ontario government issued identification, including drivers’ licences, and expired Canadian government issued documents, such as passports, may be provided as proof of identification. Visitors from within Canada may provide expired passports but may not provide expired provincial documents as proof of identification. Al l patrons visiting from abroad may not provide expired documents as proof of identification.

The patron seeking entry to the business or organization is solely responsible for demonstrating that they are the legitimate holder of the vaccination receipt, and that the information being provided is complete and accurate and relates to the patron. If they cannot demonstrate that to the business or organization, the individual will not be allowed  to enter.

Continued Protocols

  • All patrons must wear a mask;
  • All patrons must continue to stay 2 metres apart;
  • Pre-screening and Pre-booking for classes, drop-in programs and tickets continue to be required.

Supervision

  • Children under 12 years of age are required to have adult supervision within the Canada Summit Centre in changerooms and outside of program areas where there is not an instructor.  Adults providing supervision must be vaccinated as detailed within this protocol.

 

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