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Sep 21, 2021 | Jim Borsodi | 2622 views
Vaccination Requirements for Entry to all Facilities
The health and safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority. We will be operating under a number of safety precautions. This document provides information for users and patrons visiting Town public facilities as outlined in Ontario Regulation 364/20: Rules for Areas at Step 3 and at the Roadmap Exit Step (O. Reg. 364/20) under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA)

Please familiarize yourself with these protocols prior to arriving at Town facilities. It is essential that patrons take these policies and precautions seriously to support a safe and healthy experience for everyone.

Vaccination Regulation Application

 

Beginning September 22, 2021, Vaccination Certificates will be a requirement for entry to certain indoor settings as mandated by the provincial government. To enter identified settings, including sport and recreation facilities, patrons must provide proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated. The Town is required to review and confirm this proof.

 

An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received:

 

·         The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines, or

·         One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or

·         Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; and

·         They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated

 

The below chart outlines the provincially-mandated requirements for individuals accessing indoor sport and recreation facilities along with other Town facilities, including Fleming Centre, Jordan Lions Arena, Lincoln Community Centre, Town Hall, Lincoln Public Library and Lincoln Museum & Culture Centre:


 

Town of Lincoln Facility

 

Activity

Proof of Vaccination

Children under 12

years old

Youth ages 12 17

 

Adults 18+

 

 

 

 

· Fleming Centre

· Jordan Lions Arena

· Lincoln Community Centre

Entering the facility solely for the purpose of actively participating in an organized sport including training, practices, games and

competitions.

 

 

Not required

 

 

Not required

 

 

Required

Workers or volunteers including coaches and officials of youth organized sport.

 

Not required

 

Not required

 

Not required

Entering the facility to be a spectator or parent or guardian of a child/ youth participating in an

organized sport

 

Not required

 

Required

 

Required

· Fleming Centre

· Jordan Lions Arena

· Museum & Culture Centre

· Lincoln Community Centre

· Lincoln Public Library

· Town Hall

 

 

Entering the facility for the sole purpose of using a washroom, picking up an order, registering for a program, making a payment.

 

 

 

Not Required

 

 

 

Not required

 

 

 

Not required

 

· Fleming Centre

· Jordan Lions Arena

· Lincoln Community Centre

 

Entering the facility to participate in a registered recreation program such as fitness class or senior program, attend a public skate program, use the indoor track or parents participating in parent/child programs.

 

 

 

Not required

 

 

 

Required

 

 

 

Required

· Fleming Centre

· Jordan Lions Arena

· Museum & Culture Centre

· Lincoln Community Centre

· Lincoln Public Library

· Town Hall

 

 

 

Entering a facility to attend a meeting or event.

 

 

 

Not required

 

 

 

Required

 

 

 

Required

 

 

· Lincoln Public Library

· Museum & Culture Centre

 

 

Entering the facility to access library services, library programs, museum self-guided tours and museum programs.

 

 

 

Not Required

 

 

 

Not Required

 

 

 

Not Required


Exemptions

 

The proof of identification and proof of vaccination against COVID-19 requirements under

O. Reg. 364/20 do not apply to:

·         Workers, contractors, repair workers, delivery workers, students, volunteers, inspectors, or others who are entering the business or organization for work purposes and not as patrons.

·           A patron who is entering an indoor area solely for the following purposes:

·         to use a washroom;

·         to access an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route;

·         to make a retail purchase;

·         to purchase admission;

·         as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety.

·         All other public health measures (e.g., masking and physical distancing) continue to apply to patrons.

·         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

·         Proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated is not required for workers or volunteers, including coaches and officials.

 

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.

Exemption documentation must include the following:

·         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:

o    Name and contact information of the physician or registered nurse in the extended class;

o    Logo or letterhead identifying the physician or registered nurse in the extended class;

o    Statement that there is a medical reason for the individual’s exemption from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and

o    Any effective time-period for the medical reason which includes the date the patron is seeking access to the business or organization.


Proof of Vaccination Requirements

 

All Ontarians receiving a vaccine, whether at first dose or second dose, are provided a receipt at the time of vaccination. A paper copy of the receipt is provided on site and an email version is sent to the address provided by the vaccine recipient for the person’s records. The receipt includes key information about the vaccination event including the individual’s name, date of vaccination and product name of the vaccine received (i.e., Pfizer, Moderna, etc.).

(Photo of a COVID-19 receipt by Adelle Loiselle)

 

In addition to receiving a receipt on site at the time of vaccination, copies of a COVID-19 vaccination receipt can be downloaded or printed through the COVID-19 Vaccination Provincial Portal or obtained by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943- 3900. This version of the COVID-19 vaccination receipt contains security measures to deter forgery.

 

Providing 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.

 

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:

·               Birth certificate

·               Citizenship card

·               Driver’s License

·               Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card including health card

·               Indian Status Card/Indigenous Membership Card

·               Passport

·               Permanent Resident Card


Arriving at a Facility

 

When arriving at a facility that requires proof of vaccination and identification, please be prepared with the following items:

 

·         Valid proof of vaccination or valid exemption document

·         Valid proof of identity

 

If the name and date of birth on both documents do not match, the individual will not be allowed to enter the facility.

 

A Facility Host or security staff member will greet you at the entrance and provide you with entry directions based on the purpose of your visit.

 

·         Those that do not require proof of vaccination will be directed to the screening area immediately.

·         Those requiring validation will do so with facility or security staff and then proceed to the screening area to complete the screening process.

 

All other public health measures will continue to apply including masking, physical distancing, active screening and collection of contact tracing information (name, phone number, purpose and time of visit) as required.

 

Please Note:

 

·         All children under 12 years old will be required to be accompanied and supervised at all times in the Fleming Centre & Jordan Arena by a parent or guardian.

·         Vaccine certificate information will not be retained therefore the vaccine verification process will be required at each visit to the facility.

 

Additional Information

 

For more information on the provincial government the regulations and proof of vaccination requirements, please visit https://news.ontario.ca/en

 

For more information on the Town of Lincoln’s COVID-19 response, please visit lincoln.ca
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