COVID-19 Vaccination Passport Information
On September 1st, the Ontario government announced the implementation of a “vaccine passport” system to help curb the COVID-19 virus. “To further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021. Requiring proof of vaccination in these settings reduces risk and is an important step to encourage every last eligible Ontarian to get their shot, which is critical to protecting the province’s hospital capacity, while also supporting businesses with the tools they need to keep customers safe, stay open and minimize disruptions.”
As a recreational facility, the WAAC will need to see proof of vaccination (2 doses + 14 days) from everyone entering the facility as of September 22nd. You can show the paper copy (a photo of the paper receipt is also acceptable) or the PDF email receipt you would have received when you got your shot, along with photo ID (driver’s license or health card) to verify your status. It is expected in October that an app will be available for those who have smartphones. If you do not have your vaccination receipt, you can call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
You will only need to show your proof of vaccination once. The WAAC will not take a copy of your vaccination receipt but will record your status on your membership application. Only the Administrative Coordinator and the Board of Directors will have access to your status.
To facilitate the verification and prevent access to the building to those who have not provided proof of vaccination, starting on the 22nd, the WAAC doors will be locked. for admission, press the buzzer located on the front door centre frame to alert a representative and please be patient. Someone will be with you as soon as possible. Please wear your mask and have your documentation at hand.
Proof of vaccination is not required until the 22nd, but if you are able to, please consider verifying your status with Victoria or a member of the Board prior to that date.
Please note that Sue’s Kitchen operates as a separate entity and Sue may have her own protocols that will need to be met in addition to those of the WAAC.
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES UPDATE!
The WAAC is getting more activities up and running. I have added a calendar here for the activities that will be held in September at the Centre.
|Pepper:||Mondays 9:30-11:30am, Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am, every other Wednesday|
|Karaoke:||Every Monday 6:30-9:00pm – starts Labour Day, September 6th!|
|Trivia:||Every other Wednesday night (Sept 15th & 29th) 7:00-8:30pm|
|Wii Bowling:||Wednesdays 1:30-3:00pm|
|Pool:||Pool sessions continue every morning|
Your Membership May Still Be Active
If you were a member in 2020, your membership has been extended until the end of 2021. If you aren’t sure if your membership is valid, call Victoria at 519-627-6224.
We can’t wait to see you all back at the WAAC!
BEAR WITH US!
We are working on some updates to the website. What does this mean for you? Things will be getting moved around and consolidated to eventually make site navigation easier. But until we get everything lined up, you may wind up looking at a blank page when you click on a link. Not to worry! We will be adding the content to the right locations over the next little bit. In the meantime, you should still be able to find what you are looking for by using the “Search” button and entering a few key words.
We appreciate your patience!