Proof of Vaccination to be required for municipal recreation facilities

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Effective Wednesday, September 22, 2021, patrons 18 years of age and older wishing to access the Pyramid Recreation Centre, Aquatics Centre and Friendship Centre for programs and recreational services will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) along with photo ID upon entry. Effective October 31, all patrons 12 years of age or older will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to entry, subject to Provincial exemptions.

Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note and a negative COVID-19 test that is no older than 48-hours old until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate.

Anyone wishing to access the PRC for ice or pool programs must use Entrance B. Those needing to access the Friendship Centre must continue to use Entrance C.

Individuals needing to obtain a copy of their vaccine receipt can do so by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal at, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

Any individuals who have previously registered for Town programs that may not be able to participate may obtain refunds or credits by contacting the Pyramid Recreation Centre’s Guest Services at 519-284-2160 or Refunds and/or credits only apply to Town programs.

Updates will be posted to the Town website (, Facebook page ( and Twitter account (, and will be shared in our weekly column in the St. Marys Independent newspaper. Any questions regarding the vaccine passport policy implemented specifically for Town of St. Marys recreation facilities and services, can be directed to Guest Services at 519-284-2160 or

For more information including the Province of Ontario’s News Release and frequently asked questions regarding the Vaccine Passport, please visit  

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For media inquiries:
Beverly Brenneman, Corporate Communications Manager
519-284-2340, ext. 432 |