The gradual easing of public health measures on January 31 and what it means for Oakville residents
Tue, 25 Jan 2022
As the province begins to gradually ease restrictions on January 31, 2022, the Town of Oakville is ready to welcome residents back to our facilities with health and safety measures in place.
The town will remain in this step for 21 days before more restrictions are lifted on February 21, 2022, unless the province sees concerning trends in public health and health care indicators. Residents are reminded that the enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code is the only form of proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption) accepted to enter any of our facilities. Download your enhanced vaccine certificate by visiting the province’s How to get your COVID-19 vaccine certificate page. To print a copy for free, visit any of our Oakville Library locations.
What’s opening on January 31
- All recreation and culture facilities including fitness centres, pools and arenas will reopen for drop-in activities on January 31, with capacity limits.
- Memberships (fitness, recreation, culture and seniors) will be reactivated as of Thursday, January 27 (to allow residents to pre-book for registered and drop-in programs).
- Sessional programs and workshops scheduled to begin after January 31 will resume as scheduled. (All registered programs scheduled to begin between January 8 and 26 have been cancelled).
- Seniors Centres for limited in-person activities.
- The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts continues to offer unique live stream performances. Some in-person performances scheduled for February have been postponed.
- Oakville Museum reopens on Tuesday, February 1 for select pre-booked activities.
- Rental permits beginning after January 31 will resume with capacity restrictions.
What remains closed
- All service counters including ServiceOakville at Town Hall remain closed as well as indoor meeting and event spaces, with the exception of appointments for marriage licences and Proof of Life forms. Residents and businesses are encouraged to continue using the town’s online services where possible.
Visit our COVID-19 Information page and Twitter and Facebook accounts for updates to town programs and services.
“As we resume participating in more activities, please continue to do so safely by following all public health measures and regulations in place. I encourage every resident to get vaccinated as well to provide an extra layer of protection and reduce the strain on our local health care system and our dedicated frontline staff.”
- Mayor Rob Burton