As you may have heard, the Province of Ontario is now implementing aa proof of vaccination in order to access certain facilities and services. This goes into effect on September 22, 2021 and includes the Woodstock Badminton Club as a facility that will require proof of double vaccination in order to access. Specific details from the Ontario Province are as follows:
“To further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021. Requiring proof of vaccination in these settings reduces risk and is an important step to encourage every last eligible Ontarian to get their shot, which is critical to protecting the province’s hospital capacity, while also supporting businesses with the tools they need to keep customers safe, stay open and minimize disruptions.
As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with government identification to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and includes facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities.
Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate. Children who are 11 years of age and younger and unable to be vaccinated will also be exempted from these requirements.
Ontarians currently have access to a paper or PDF vaccine receipt that includes all relevant information to prove that they are fully vaccinated. As of September 22, Ontarians will be required to show their vaccine receipt when entering designated settings along with another piece of photo identification, such as a driver’s licence or health card. This is similar initial implementation approach announced in British Columbia. Attached is a link to the website below:
Ontario COVID-19 vaccination service (ontariohealth.ca)
In advance of the September 22nd deadline, we are asking for all members to forward a scanned copy or picture of their 2nd Vaccination Paper Receipt or an electronic (pdf) copy of their Ontario Health Vaccination Record to Carol Bossenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org . This needs to be in our hands by September 21st to have a completed checklist of vaccinated members to facilitate entry. All entry fobs will be deactivated for any members who have not provided this information by this due date, and they will only be provided access and reactivation of their Fob once acceptable proof of vaccination is provided to the WBC Board or our designated Opener (Mark Thompson).
To get and download a pdf copy of your medical vaccine:
- Got to https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
- Click on “I have read and understand terms
- Click Continue
- Fill in form and click continue
- Select vaccine receipt
- Select 2nd dose receipt for download (We only need proof of 2nd vaccine shot).
Thank you for your assistance and cooperation in these efforts to keep our members safe and our club compliant with these new Provincial Regulations.