COVID-19 Update: Province strengthens proof of vaccination requirements


Beginning next week, provincial and regional health authorities are introducing new measures to strengthen proof of vaccination requirements and public safety measures. The City of Oshawa’s top priority is the safety and health of our community members and staff.

Strengthening Vaccination Requirements

Beginning December 20, 2021, community members aged 12 to 17 will be required to provide proof of identification and of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if visiting a City recreation facility, including if participating in organized sports. This requirement will also be extended to all coaches, officials and other volunteers entering a recreation facility.

Certain exemptions apply, learn more at

Enhanced Vaccine Certification

Effective January 4, 2022, community members will be required to present an enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code to access City recreation facilities. Both digital and paper enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes will be accepted.

Enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes can be accessed:

As of January 10, 2022, individuals with an eligible medical exemption will also be required to present an enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code to access City recreation facilities. For additional information, visit the Ontario website.

Stay connected

The City continues to post updates to its COVID-19 webpage at Visit the webpage for the latest updates on changes to services and programs, as well as frequently asked questions and resources.

For information about COVID-19 visit For vaccine information and appointments, visit If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, book a COVID test by completing the online assessment form at

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