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Indoor Recreation Facility COVID-19 Safety Plan

Before any sport, recreation and fitness teams, groups and clubs may enter the facility, a safety plan must be developed to ensure all relevant public health guidelines and requirements are in place to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

A COVID-19 Safety Plan must be completed and approved by the City of Peterborough prior to facility access.  This Safety Plan should be completed with the understanding that Peterborough Public Health is following The Plan to safely reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long-term.

Effective September 22, 2021 proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required at all indoor sport and recreation facilities.

Please follow the steps below to assist you in completing the safety plan:

  1. Review the City of Peterborough - Indoor Facility Safety Plan Guidelines
  2. Visit the Peterborough Public Health website under the Sports & Recreation Guidance for Teams and Clubs section. 
  3. Review The plan to safety reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long-term
  4. Ensure you are compliant with your national or provincial sporting organization
  5. Complete the Safety Plan template below and “submit” for review and approval.


Organization/Individual Information

Main Contact Information

A designated representative must be identified to oversee activities and ensure public health guidelines are followed. 

Masks/Face Coverings

Active Screening/Contact Tracing

All individuals entering an arena facility must actively screen to record the name(s) and contact information of every member of the public entering the facility. This includes all participants including coaches, athletes, and spectators from both home and visiting teams, at

Confirmation is presented in digital (email/screenshot) or printed paper copy form to security/city staff prior to entry.

Proof of Vaccination

Individuals must be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) against COVID-19 and provide their proof of vaccination along with approved identification to access all indoor sport and recreation facilities.

Exemptions include but are not limited to children under age 12, youth under age 18 participating in indoor organized sport, including training, practices, games and competitions, and patrons with a medical exemption will be permitted entry without proof of vaccination.

Effective 12:01 a.m. on October 18, 2021, individuals entering a City of Peterborough arena are required to confirm proof of vaccination or proof of a medical exemption, and provide personal identification, including all volunteers, coaches and officials, 12 years of age and older, in addition to the individuals prescribed by the Provincial regulation.  

In addition to the above, effective 12:01 a.m. on November 26, 2021, all persons 12 years of age and older actively participating in organized sports in a City of Peterborough arena are required upon entry to the facility, to confirm proof of vaccination or proof of a medical exemption, and provide personal identification.

Establishment of Hygiene Standards

Action Plan for Illness or Positive Test