Town recreational facilities, meeting and event spaces now reopened


Effective Monday, January 31, municipally-run recreation facilities, meeting and event spaces reopened, including the arenas and the Centennial Pool. This is part of the Ontario government’s gradual reopening plan to ease public health measures.

The enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code will be the only valid proof of vaccination to enter these facilities. Current mask requirements apply, all patrons should pre-screen for COVID-19 prior to arrival using Ontario’s customer screening tool and stay home if anyone in their household is sick or isolating. Physical distancing is encouraged.

Swimming and skating schedules resumed on January 31st. Registered recreation programs will return as scheduled, with the exception of winter swimming lessons, which will begin on February 14th. Visit for more information.

Spectators will also be allowed up to 50 per cent of the seating capacity at each location. While food and drink will be permitted again in facilities, patrons must be seated to consume.

The Verify Ontario app will be used to scan certificates at facilities. The QR code can be used digitally or by printing a paper copy. There are several ways to obtain the enhanced vaccine certificate:

  • Download from the Provincial portal online at
  • Visit a Bruce County library branch
  • Call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have a certificate mailed
  • Visit a Service Ontario centre to receive a printed copy

For further information and a list of current service updates, please continue to visit For further information from Ontario about COVID-19, visit