City of Mississauga Following Provincial Plan to Safely Reopen

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

City of Mississauga Following Provincial Plan to Safely Reopen

On October 22, the Government of Ontario announced a Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term which includes lifting remaining capacity restrictions in places where proof of vaccination is required.

“This is a promising sign that we are heading in the right direction and getting life back to normal,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I know that businesses have had an incredibly difficult 18 months with repeated closures and changing capacity limits. I am hopeful that this plan will provide much needed relief and a light at the end of the tunnel, as well as allow many of our businesses to get back on their feet.” Read More

New Proof of Vaccination Requirements for Youth Sports in Mississauga in effect November 1

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

To comply with Peel Public Health’s Letter of Instruction for all residents of Peel Region, the City of Mississauga will now require proof of vaccination for those aged 12 and older who are participating in organized sports and recreation fitness activities indoors starting November 1.

Effective November 1, 2021, all participants 12 years and older entering a City of Mississauga recreation or culture location will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption, along with identification. This will apply to youth and all coaches, instructors, caregivers, volunteers, and game officials.

“Our staff are working hard behind the scenes to make this a seamless transition and we are in the process of contacting sports teams, coaches or volunteers and participants that the new requirements impact,” said Jodi Robillos, Acting Commissioner of Community Services. “Youth that remain unvaccinated and enrolled in a program at one of the City’s many facilities will be offered a prorated refund upon request.”

Anyone over the age of 12 who is required to show proof of vaccination can show a printed or digital copy of their proof of vaccination certificate and a piece of Government-issued ID.

The Letter of Instruction was directed by Peel’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Lawrence Loh in accordance with Provincial Regulations. According to Peel Public Health, indoor sports venues have been identified as “locations of concern,” which have been driving transmission of COVID-19 over the last few weeks. The additional measures in Peel Region, which includes the City of Mississauga, will help to protect Peel’s active youth sports community.

Learn more about the City of Mississauga’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination requirements.

Proof of vaccination required for youth sports participants 12 and older effective November 1 

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Brampton, ON. (October 15, 2021) – Effective November 1, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., all participants 12 years and older entering sports or recreational fitness facilities in Peel will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption, along with identification. This will apply to youth and all coaches, instructors, caregivers, volunteers, and game officials.

This proof of vaccination program is directed under a Letter of Instruction issued by Peel’s Medical Officer of Health.

Beginning November 1, the following documents will be required for every entry into sports facilities: 

  • Identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or
  • A valid medical exemption.

Indoor sports venues in Peel Region have been identified as locations of concern which have been driving transmission of COVID-19 over the last few weeks. The Peel program is consistent with other municipalities and will help to protect Peel’s active youth sports community.

Peel Public Health supports a provincial approach to proof of vaccination for youth sports to bring consistency across Ontario.

Residents can get their first or second dose at any Peel clinic.

Do you drive for your job? Peel is hosting a vaccine clinic this weekend for you

By Covid-19, Resources, Ward 1

 July 14, 2021

The Region of Peel is hosting a “Transportation Weekend” vaccine clinic on July 17 and July 18 to provide first and second dose vaccines to those that work in the transportation sector. This includes truck drivers, taxi and bus drivers, as well as couriers and those that work for rideshare companies as well as other company employees.

The clinic is being held at the International Centre and will operate from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. on both days. The location was chosen due to its proximity to Highway 401 and its ability to allow truck drivers to park their vehicles. Read More

Peel celebrates another vaccine milestone in marking transitions to clinic offerings 

By Covid-19, Resources, Ward 1

July 14, 2021

As Peel Region celebrates close to 2 million doses delivered and over 79 percent of eligible residents aged 18+ receiving their first dose and 55 percent of residents aged 18+ receiving their second dose, the Region of Peel is making changes to aspects of the vaccination program.

As part of this approach, the International Centre mass vaccination clinic will close on July 26th. All other clinics will continue to operate at this time with some adjustments based on community need.  Read More

Peel Region using all avenues to reach vulnerable residents with vaccine 

By Covid-19, Resources, Ward 1

No resident will be left behind in the drive to vaccinate all eligible residents as quickly as possible

July 7, 2021

Peel Region has been one of the hardest hit regions in the country with COVID-19.  Many of our residents cannot work from home and have kept others safe at home by keeping the economy and the supply chain moving.  And the unique demographics of our region has meant that many of our residents have been at greater risk of exposure to the disease during this pandemic. Read More