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New Proof of Vaccination Requirements for Youth Sports in Mississauga in effect November 1

COVID-19 | October 19, 2021

To comply with Peel Public Health’s Letter of Instruction for all residents of Peel Region, the City of Mississauga will now require proof of vaccination for those aged 12 and older who are participating in organized sports and recreation fitness activities indoors starting November 1.

Effective November 1, 2021, all participants 12 years and older entering a City of Mississauga recreation or culture location will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption, along with identification. This will apply to youth and all coaches, instructors, caregivers, volunteers, and game officials.

“Our staff are working hard behind the scenes to make this a seamless transition and we are in the process of contacting sports teams, coaches or volunteers and participants that the new requirements impact,” said Jodi Robillos, Acting Commissioner of Community Services. “Youth that remain unvaccinated and enrolled in a program at one of the City’s many facilities will be offered a prorated refund upon request.”

Anyone over the age of 12 who is required to show proof of vaccination can show a printed or digital copy of their proof of vaccination certificate and a piece of Government-issued ID.

The Letter of Instruction was directed by Peel’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Lawrence Loh in accordance with Provincial Regulations. According to Peel Public Health, indoor sports venues have been identified as “locations of concern,” which have been driving transmission of COVID-19 over the last few weeks. The additional measures in Peel Region, which includes the City of Mississauga, will help to protect Peel’s active youth sports community.

Learn more about the City of Mississauga’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination requirements.

Media Contact:

Mallory Cunnington

Senior Communications Advisor

City of Mississauga

905-615-3200, ext. 5232

mallory.cunnington@mississauga.ca

TTY: 905-896-5151