Friday, September 17, 2021
Media Release

BELLEVILLE, ON – Effective September 22, 2021, the Province of Ontario will require patrons to provide proof of identification (showing name and date of birth) and of being fully vaccinated to access certain businesses and settings. Starting, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, to enter the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre you will need to provide proof of full vaccination, along with your identification, unless you have an exemption.

The Recreation, Culture & Community Services Department extends our sincere gratitude for your ongoing patience as we implement this new provincial policy at our facility. The line-ups are expected to be a bit longer as we confirm proof of vaccination upon entering the QSWC in addition to screening and contact tracing.

The health and safety of our clients and staff are our top priority. To ensure a safe and positive experience, please treat everyone with respect. People not following the rules will be asked to leave the facility.

Vaccination proof
Vaccination Proof RequiredVaccination Proof Not Required - Exemptions

18+ unless exempted

18+ participating in City programs

Parents or guardians of youth participating in organized sports

Youth spectators (12-17), including at sporting events

Youth (12-17) not actively engaged in an organized sport (non-organized sport programs such as recreational swims/skating, track, fitness classes and special interest courses)

Youth (12-17) using the Workout Studio or areas with fitness equipment

Medical exemption (with documented proof from physician or by a registered nurse)

Children under the age of 12

Youth under 18 who are actively participating in an organized sport (sports leagues, organized pick up sports, dance classes, swimming classes), and coaches and officials

Making payment or registering/booking for a City service/program

Physiotherapy and massage therapy clients attending appointments



If you have questions about how to obtain a copy of your vaccination receipt, visit the COVID-19 vaccination provincial portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. You can also refer to the Using Your Vaccination Receipt: Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have specific questions about access to the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, please contact us at 613-966-4632 or email .You can also stay up to date with us by visiting

Please check with your governing body for specific vaccination policies for your group or league.

Proof of Identification and Full Vaccination Definition

Full Vaccination (source: Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations Under the Reopening Ontario Act)

An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received:

  • the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines,
  • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or
  • three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; and
  • they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.

 Health Canada approved vaccines:

  • 2 doses: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD
  • 1 dose: Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
  • mRNA vaccine: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna

Identification Proof (source: Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations Under the Reopening Ontario Act)

Validation of vaccination will be based on two key identifiers:

1. Name of the identification holder; and

2. Date of birth

A photo identification is not required.

Proof of identity can be established using documentation issued by an institution or public body, provided it includes the name of the holder and date of birth.

Examples of identification documents that may be used to confirm the identity of the holder of the vaccine receipt 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

Validation of identification is considered to have been completed/successful when the name and date of birth of the presenter of the vaccination receipt and the name and date of birth on the identification document match. If the name and date of birth on both documents do not match, the individual will not be allowed to enter the business or organization.

For additional details, visit our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page.