Public Service Announcement: Town of Lincoln announces proof of vaccination requirements for Town facilities

Public Service Announcement: Town of Lincoln announces proof of vaccination requirements for Town facilities

 

Lincoln, ON – (September 21, 2021) – As of Wednesday, September 22 and in accordance with Ontario Regulation 364/20, the Town of Lincoln will be required to ask for proof of vaccination by visitors to Town facilities depending on the type of activity or service rendered.

Please visit the Town of Lincoln website for details on provincially mandated requirements and impacts at Town facilities.

Proof of vaccination and ID will be verified as a first step when arriving at the facilities. COVID-19 screenings will continue as per the current process before patrons are able to enter. The person’s name and date of birth on their identification must match the vaccine receipt. Some exemptions apply.

Those required to show proof of vaccination are noted below:

  • Adult (18+) patrons accessing the facilities for any purpose (some exemptions apply)
  • Youth (12+) that are spectating and not actively participating
  • Over the age of 12 participating in a registered recreation program such as fitness class or senior program, attend a public skate program, stick and puck, use the indoor track or parents participating in parent/child programs.
  • Attending a meeting, or event (12+)

The following exemptions apply:

  • Youth under the age of 18 years actively participating in an organized sport, including training, practices, games and competitions
  • Workers or volunteers, including coaches and officials of youth organized sport
  • Patrons that qualify for an exemption and provide necessary paperwork (specific paperwork requirements identified by the province)
  • Entering the facility to access library services, library programs, museum self-guided tours and museum programs.
  • Entering the facility for the sole purpose of using a washroom, picking up an order, registering for a program, paying a bill

Acceptable forms of identification must include name and date of birth. These include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship card
  • Driver’s licence
  • Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card, including health card
  • Indian status card/Indigenous membership card
  • Passport
  • Permanent resident card

Proof of vaccination can be printed from Ontario COVID-19 vaccination service (ontariohealth.ca). Lincoln Public Library is also offering to print receipts (lamination also available at the Fleming Branch for a small fee). The Province has announced that it will launch a new app, expected in October, to make it easier and more convenient for businesses and organizations to read and verify that a digital vaccine receipt is valid, while protecting privacy.

We thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding during this step that has been mandated by the Province.

As a reminder, the Province remains at Step 3 of its Roadmap to Re-open and all current public health protocols including face coverings and physical distancing remain in effect.

For more information on Lincoln’s role in supporting Niagara Public Health’s vaccination plan, visit lincoln.ca/COVID-vaccination.

For general information about COVID-19 in Lincoln, visit lincoln.ca/coronavirus-pandemic.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Liliana Busnello
Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
Tel: 905-563-8205

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