Updates to programming and screening process for City of Niagara Falls recreational facilities

NIAGARA FALLS, ON -On Friday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the application of additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity and social gathering limits, effective at 12:01 a.m. on December 19, 2021. These measures are intended to help curb transmission and continue to safeguard Ontario’s hospitals and ICU capacity as the province rapidly accelerates its booster dose rollout.

In accordance with provincial regulations, the City of Niagara Falls will be implementing the following updates for patrons attending City recreational facilities. 

As of December 20, 2021:

  • youth 12 to 17 years old are required to show proof of identification and vaccination or exemption to enter a recreational facility for purposes including organized recreational sport.
  • to protect our most vulnerable population from the highly transmissible Omicron variant, all Coronation Centre programs and activities operating at MacBain and the Coronation Centre will be cancelled until further notice.
  • Other recreational programs may be effected as we adjust to changes in Provincial regulations. Updates will be forthcoming.

As of January 4, 2022, the City of Niagara Falls will only accept the QR code issued by the Province of Ontario as proof of vaccination to enter a recreational facility. Printed or electronic QR codes will be accepted. To access your QR code, please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-proof/  .
 
As of January 10, 2022, the City of Niagara Falls will no longer accept physician notes; patrons must use the QR code system instead.
 
As new regulations come into effect, we request your patience and cooperation as we adapt to the new provincial requirements.
 
We will continue to review our measures and adjust based on public health guidance.

For more information, contact:
Jo Zambito
Fire Chief
City of Niagara Falls
[email protected] 

Posted on: 12/18/2021 10:18 AM - Category: Media Releases