New measures : Application of vaccination passport for sports and recreation activities
Published on 22 November 2021
Ville de Châteauguay Sports and Recreation Activities
Vaccination passport: Implementation of new measures
Châteauguay, November 22, 2021 – In accordance with the Government of Quebec’s new guidelines, which came into effect on November 15, all individuals aged 13 and over are now required to show their vaccination passport to take part in an activity considered non-essential offered by the Ville de Châteauguay and its recognized organizations. These measures apply to all of the city’s sports, cultural and recreational activities.
Thus, in order to participate in cultural and scientific recreational activities, which includes most of our courses and workshops (music, language, drama, painting and cooking courses, etc.), the vaccination passport is now required, even if the passport was not required at registration. Non-vaccinated individuals may request a refund if they wish. This will be prorated according to the number of course sessions used, minus 10% for administrative costs.
In addition, there is no longer a capacity limit on the number of people or physical distancing rules to comply with at indoor sports facilities (Polydium, Multisport Centre, etc.), but the vaccination passport is now required at all times for all those entering the buildings, including spectators. The law provides for an exception for any accompanying person providing support or a service to a person engaging in a sports activity, but the accompanying person must show their vaccination passport if they want to access the stands as a spectator.
Note that public, non-organized activities that take place outdoors, such as skating and sledding, are not subject to the vaccination passport requirement.
Lastly, the implementation of the vaccination passport does not eliminate the application of other health measures in effect (handwashing, wearing a mask in certain contexts, etc.).
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