Wednesday, September 22, 2021

City Introduces Identification and Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Entrance to Municipal Buildings

Belleville - The health and safety of City employees and individuals entering City buildings is a priority for the City of Belleville.  To support this, the City has introduced a proof of identification and COVID-19 vaccination policy to ensure individuals entering City buildings are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with some exceptions. Effective Sept. 22, 2021, individuals 12 years of age and older wishing to enter City buildings will be required to provide personal identification and proof of COVID-19 vaccination each time they seek entry to a City building.

Individuals who do not provide proof of identification AND proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be directed to access City services, where available, online or by phone. Ontarians can download their proof of vaccination from this provincial government website. You need your OHIP card to log in to the site. Once you download the certificate showing you've had two doses of vaccine, you can either print a hard copy or store the PDF on your phone. 

The Ontario government has exempted libraries from the vaccine passport system for traditional library services. Further information will be available at

Exemptions from these requirements may apply in limited circumstances which are outlined in the policy. View the City of Belleville’s Proof of Identification and Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Individuals Entering City Buildings Policy.

Media Contact:

Marilyn Warren, Communications Coordinator
Tel: 613-967-3200, ext. 3263