The province of Nova Scotia has announced that ‘effective October 4, 2021, people are required by law to show proof that they are fully vaccinated to participate in discretionary, non-essential events and activities where people gather together’. Participants (12yrs+) will be asked to provide proof of vaccination & identification upon arrival at the facility and adults accompanying children 11yrs or younger must also comply. We will not be collecting or keeping record of vaccination status; patrons must show proof of vaccination during each visit.
Proof of vaccination will not be required for parents dropping off/picking up from our child care programs, however, parents will remain restricted to the lobby area only during these times.
According to the proof of vaccination policy, children under 12 years will be afforded a grace period for vaccination as per the below timelines:
- children who turn 12 between January 1 and October 4, 2021 have until December 31, 2021 to get vaccinated.
- children who turn 12 after October 4, 2021 have 3 months from their birthday to get vaccinated.
- children/youth who are 13 to 18 and have proof that they received 1 dose of vaccine can start participating in sport, recreation, arts and culture programming and have until November 9 to show proof of full vaccination.
Parents accompanying their children to programming/events must provide proof of vaccination or must have a fully-vaccinated adult attend the program/event with their child.
Groups, organizations & community members looking to rent a space at the facility must also abide by the proof of vaccination policy. Rentals that occur on a weekly, ongoing & frequent basis may request the ability to collect and manage their own proof of vaccination. This will be approved by the Programs & Events Manager upon confirmation of rental & signing of rental contracts. Rentals that occur infrequently or on a one-time basis, will not have the ability to manage their own proof of vaccination and all guests must provide proof of vaccination upon arrival at the facility.
Approved forms of proof of vaccination along with the accepted forms of required ID will be as per the following document: Guide for providing your proof of full vaccination for events and activities
We must adhere to this requirement; verbal or physical abuse of staff will not be tolerated and may result in the termination of your membership, program or rental, without refund &/or you may not be permitted to return to the facility.