Proof of vaccination is required at indoor town facilities. The province has released a plan to safely reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long-term. Please continue to follow all current public health measures.
Updated December 1, 7:30 a.m.
On October 22, the province released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term. The province is slowly lifting the remaining public health and workplace safety measures over the next six months. The plan is guided by the ongoing assessment of key public health indicators. Please visit the province’s COVID-19 page for more information.
As part of the province’s plan, capacity limits have been lifted in venues where proof of vaccination is required. All other health measures remain in place. As of Monday, November 1, the Town of Oakville began transitioning to standard capacities in community centres for fitness, pools, gymnasiums and arenas. Seniors Services table games and music programs, as well as preschool drop-in programs resumed the week of November 8.
In accordance with current provincial requirements, the Town of Oakville has implemented a proof of vaccination program at town facilities. The town’s program requires that anyone 12 years of age or older provide proof of identification and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption) prior to entering or accessing any of the following:
The provincial regulation requires that access to recreation and culture facilities is limited to individuals who are fully vaccinated, with some exemptions. These regulations are a baseline requirement and organizations have the authority to go beyond these requirements to strengthen regulations in the interest of public and worker safety.
The town has taken steps to provide additional protection to the community and its employees by requiring anyone 12 years of age or older, including those aged 12-17, to be fully vaccinated to enter town recreation and culture facilities and Town Hall.
Please note: Following direction from Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Dr. Hamidah Meghani outlined in the amended letter of instructions for indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities, the town will allow youth born in 2010 a 12-week “grace period” from their 12th birthday in which they will not be required to provide proof of vaccination to participate in organized sports and to enter town recreation and culture facilities.
Learn more on the town’s Proof of Vaccination page.
We will continue to follow direction from the Province of Ontario and Halton Public Health. For more information on Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine program, please visit Halton Region's COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page.
Did you know you may not need to attend Town Hall in person for services? To assist you, the town conducts a wide variety of programs and services online. Visit the Find Town Services page for more information.
On October 22, the province released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term. As part of the province’s plan, capacity limits have been lifted in venues where proof of vaccination is required. All other health measures such as wearing a mask or face covering remains in place.
As of Monday, November 1, the Town of Oakville is beginning to transition to standard capacities in community centres for fitness, pools, gymnasiums and arenas. Seniors Services table games and music programs, as well as preschool drop-in programs will resume the week of November 8.
The following services have already increase capacity limits based on the province’s October 8 announcement about capacity limit changes in select settings:
In accordance with provincial requirements, the Town of Oakville has implemented a proof of vaccination program at town facilities. The town’s program requires that anyone 12 years of age or older provide proof of identification and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption) prior to entering or accessing any of the following:
Anyone entering town facilities must pass a COVID-19 screening, wear a mask and follow physical distancing rules in place. All programs and activities must be pre-booked in advance.
Access to facilities and programs may be impacted by evolving health and safety protocols related to COVID-19. The town will follow all requirements and recommendations issued by Halton Public Health and any applicable provincial regulations. The town may use discretion to impose its own requirements. You will be notified if your registration is impacted by any changes.
We encourage you to review the town’s detailed Recreation FAQs for a complete list of program offerings, current health and safety protocols in place, and to assess comfort levels before visiting a town facility or pre-booking an activity. Learn more about the Recreation and Culture Facility Emergency Safety Plan (pdf).
Fitness centres are open for pre-booked sessions and group classes with capacities based on two-metre distancing requirements.
All indoor pools are now open.
In-person culture programs are now being offered.
Pre-booked drop-in programs for select cultural studios (ceramics and woodworking) at QEPCCC are now available.
Special Event applications will be accepted in compliance with all provincial and regional health and safety guidelines.
We continue to offer virtual events so you can enjoy safely from the comfort of home. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the Oakville Centre for Performing Arts is reopened for in-person events. Unique live stream performances will continue to be offered.
If you wish to connect with a Box Office representative, please email email@example.com and staff will reply as soon as possible between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
The Town of Oakville requires anyone 12 years of age or older to provide proof of identification and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption) prior to entering or accessing indoor use of recreation and culture facilities, including arenas, community centres, pools, senior centres, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate and the ServiceOakville counter at Town Hall.Vaccine requirements Ontario vaccine certificate
Local hospitals are responsible for testing. Book a test at a Halton Healthcare Assessment Centre at 905-203-7963 or online. People without symptoms can book a test at approved pharmacies.Testing locations
Halton Regional Council adopted a mandatory mask by-law.
The town strongly encourages residents to wear a mask while participating in outdoor activities, such as skating at rinks.By-law details
Halton Region Public Health monitors individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts. Public Health will provide guidance to cases and their contacts, such as self-isolation protocols and monitoring for symptoms to minimize the risk of spread.
The Town of Oakville's health services are provided by Halton Region.
Visit the Halton Region COVID-19 web page before calling 3-1-1 for information on symptoms, prevention and when to contact Halton Region Public Health.
All COVID-19 public health update videos from Halton Region's Medical Officer of Health are available on YouTube.