Proof of Vaccination Requirements

Effective September 22, 2021, Ontario requires guests to provide proof of identification and vaccination against COVID-19 to access certain indoor businesses and settings.

  • Under the regulations, the following settings require guests to provide proof of vaccination:
    • Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout)
    • Nightclubs (including outdoor areas)
    • Meeting and event spaces
    • Sports and fitness facilities (not including youth recreation)
    • Sporting events
    • Casinos, bingo halls etc.
    • Concerts, music festivals, theatres etc.
    • Strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs
    • Racing venues
  • The following Niagara Parks locations will be impacted by this regulation and will require proof of vaccination for entry:
    • Table Rock House Restaurant (indoor dining)
    • Table Rock Market (indoor dining)
    • Grand View (indoor dining)
    • Butterfly Cafe (Indoor Dining)
    • Legends Banquet Hall – Events
    • Queenston Heights – Events

Beginning September 22, when guests arrive to these locations, they will be required to present a government-issued identification and proof of vaccination for a Niagara Parks staff member to verify before gaining entry.

Proof of vaccination can be provided by a paper or digital copy of the vaccination receipt that demonstrates an individual is fully vaccinated. After October 22, guests will also be able to present a QR code indicating their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination must include full name, date of vaccination and product name (brand of vaccine) at the time of vaccination.

Exemptions from the requirement will be granted to the following:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Guests with a valid medical exemption (must be able to present written documentation from a physician or by a registered nurse in the extended class)
  • Guests entering indoor areas for the following reasons:
    • To use a washroom
    • To pay for an order
    • To access an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route
    • To place or pick up an order
    • To purchase admission
    • To make a retail purchase
    • Necessary for the purposes of health and safety
  • Guests attending the service, rite or ceremony, but not an associated social gathering for a wedding or funeral.
  • Workers, contractors, repair workers, delivery workers, students, volunteers, inspectors or others who are entering the business or organization for work purposes and not as patrons.

For more information on this requirement, please see full announcement from the Ontario government here