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Markham now requires proof of vaccination at indoor recreation facilities

Applies to all visitors who are 12 years of age and older
Sept. 27, 2021
Irene Wong

Starting September 22, proof of full vaccination is required by all visitors who are 12 years of age and older to enter indoor recreation facilities in Markham. Provincially defined medical exemptions apply.

When entering, you must show:

Entrance will be denied if the required documentation is not shown.

All health and safety requirements will continue to apply at city facilities, including screening, masks, and physical distancing.

“Requiring all visitors who are 12 years of age and older to be vaccinated provides safer recreation experiences that support mental, emotional and physical well-being and keep our community safe. The health and safety of our visitors, community and our staff remains our number one priority as we navigate the pandemic.” Mayor Frank Scarpitti said.

Vaccine receipts can be downloaded from the provincial booking portal at or by calling the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900.

Ontario released regulations and guidance requiring proof of vaccination to enter recreation facilities on September 14.

The province will introduce an enhanced digital vaccine receipt that features a QR code, which is expected to come into effect on October 22.

As of September 22, 71.9 per cent of youth, aged 12 to 17 in York Region, have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and 81.5 per cent have received at least one dose.
Markham’s Contact Centre continues to respond to inquiries about municipal services and programs at and 905-477-5530, Monday to Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.

For more information and updates about COVID-19 and affected city services, visit