To comply with provincial regulations and to protect City of Niagara Falls residents and City staff as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of COVID-19, all City of Niagara Falls facilities will generally require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status, along with photo ID, to gain access starting on the dates below.
Anyone aged 12 and older will be required to show proof they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated to enter City of Niagara Falls facilities (unless an exemption applies).
Requiring proof of vaccination helps to reduce risk and keep our residents and staff safe, while allowing our facilities to stay open with minimal service disruptions.
This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn, meeting and event spaces and facilities used for sports and fitness, and sporting events.
The effective date for each City facility is as follows:
- MacBain Customer Service Centre (October 4)
- Chippawa Arena (September 29)
- City Hall (September 27)
- Niagara Falls History Museum (September 22)
- Coronation Centre (September 22)
- Gale Centre (September 22)
At the Gale Centre, those required to provide proof of vaccination include:
- Any adult (18+) accessing the facility for any purpose, including parents or guardians of youth participating in an organized sport, walkers and the general public.
- Youth (12+) that are spectating and not actively participating.
Youth under 18 years of age actively participating in an organized sport, including training, practices, games and competitions, patrons with a medical exemption, and workers or volunteers (including coaches and officials) are not required to provide proof of vaccination at the Gale Centre.
Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ , or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Those with medical exemptions must provide proof as identified by the Province in order to access facilities.
The province is developing an enhanced vaccine certificate with a unique QR code and accompanying verification app to allow users to securely and safely verify their vaccination status when scanned. The enhanced vaccine certificate and a verification app to enable businesses to read the QR code will be available beginning October 22. City staff will adopt this method when available.
Persons without proof of vaccination, who wish to access regular services at City Hall or the MacBain Customer Service Centre, will be required to book an appointment where alternative service delivery options may be accommodated.
For more information, contact:
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Niagara Falls
905-356-7521 ext. 5100