On December 10, 2021, the provincial government announced they are taking action to protect against the Omicron variant. Some of the announced changes affect the regulations in our recreational facilities:

Youth aged 12 to 17

As of December 20, 2021, youth aged 12 to 17 years will be required to show a valid proof of vaccination if participating in organized sports at recreational facilities. This new mandate will affect our Jack Burger Sports Complex and Town Park Recreation Centre.

Enhanced vaccine passport with QR code

As of January 4, 2022, the only valid vaccination receipt is the government issued enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code. This means, all eligible persons visiting the Jack Burger Sports Complex, the Town Park Recreation Centre, and the Port Hope Community Hub must:

  • Provide their enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code (paper or digital copy is accepted)
  • Provide a valid identification document
  • Complete our COVID-19 health screening online form

Delay in lifting proof of vaccination requirements

The province will not be lifting the proof of vaccination mandate on January 17, 2022, as previously stated. This means, proof of vaccination will continue to be required at our recreation facilities until otherwise advised by the province.

Capacity limits

To further strengthen its response, the Ontario Government introduces a 50 per cent capacity limit on certain indoor settings. This affects many of our recreational and municipal facilities. New capacity limit signs are now posted in our facilities.

Limit eating and drinking in select facilities

On December 17, the provincial government announced restrictions on food and drink services beginning Sunday, December 19. This affects our Jack Burger Sports Complex and Town Park Recreation Facility. The canteen and vending machines will not be in operation due to these guidelines.

To further protect our staff and patrons, there will be no outside food or beverage permitted inside our recreational facilities. If actively participating in an organized physical activity (requiring hydration), water is permitted for the participant. Please remain a safe distance from others while consuming.

Thank you for your ongoing kindness and consideration as we adjust to these unique times and for your patience while we learn how to implement these new mandates from the government.

If you would like further information on these provincial mandates, you can refer to the provincial website.