Proof of Vaccination Requirement – City Recreation Facilities

In accordance with public health, effective Friday, October 22, 2021, people ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption in order to access all city recreation facilities, including:

  • Admiralty House Communications Museum
  • Campia Gymnastics
  • Glacier Arena
  • Gloria Pearson Community Centre
  • Park Place Community Centre
  • Pearlgate Track and Field
  • Reid Community Centre
  • Soccer Hut
  • David’s Tennis Complex
  • Summit Centre
  • Team Gushue Softball Building

The Process

Upon entrance to the city facilities listed above, users will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and identification.

Proof of vaccination

  • All users must present their QR code/verification.
  • Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador have two options to display their proof of vaccination (click here for full details):
    • Option 1 – Electronic QR Code using the NLVaxPass app.
    • Option 2 – Print/view their QR code.
  • Out of province patrons can provide visual verification of their official vaccination record from their home province, territory, or country (click here for full details).


  • All individuals ages 12 years and older are required to show identification with their proof of vaccination. This must include their name and date of birth.
  • For people ages 19 years and older, the identification must include a photo. If you are 19 years of age or older and do not have photo identification, you can present two pieces of non-photo identification, both of which must contain your name, one of which must include your date of birth.
  • You can use the original version of your identification (card, paper or digital). You can also use a clear photocopy, photo or screenshot.
  • Your name on your identification must match the name on your proof of vaccination. If it does not, the city may request a second piece of identification.

Click here for full provincial vaccine passport guidance for residents.


Children and Youth

Children who turn 12 have three months from their birthday to get fully vaccinated. The city will check the child’s identification to confirm that it has been less than three months since their 12th birthday. If this is the case, they will be able to access city recreation facilities without showing proof of vaccination.

Activity-Based Exemptions

Children and youth ages 12 to 18 years are not required to provide proof of vaccination if they are participating in activities in the following settings:

  • Arenas
  • Indoor gyms and fitness facilities, yoga studios, and dance studios
  • Places where sports or recreational activities are practiced indoors
  • Places where group music, art, dance, and drama activities are practiced indoors

Children and youth are required to provide proof of vaccination in all other settings where proof of vaccination is required.

Example: If a child between 12 and 18 was participating in an activity in a setting outlined above, they would not be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the city recreation facility. However, if the same child attended the activity as a spectator, they would be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the city recreation facility.

Protecting your Personal Information

Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record QR Code contains your name, date of birth, and vaccination details. You should treat your QR code as personal health information. Do not share your QR code on social media. You should only share your QR code with trusted businesses and organizations using the NLVaxVerify app.

The city is required to use the NLVaxVerify app to scan your QR code. You can request that the city show you their device screen to verify they are using NLVaxVerify prior to presenting your QR code. NLVaxVerify includes the Newfoundland and Labrador logo on the verification screen.

The NLVaxVerify app can only read:

  • Your name
  • If you are fully vaccinated or have an approved medical exemption

NLVaxVerify does not store any information about you or your COVID-19 vaccination record.

The city is not allowed to keep a copy of your QR code or identification. They may keep a record that your QR code was previously verified, with your consent, if you access a city facility often (e.g. the Summit Centre). You can withdraw your consent at any time, and the city will be required to destroy the records.

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