COVID-19 Update - City of London Recreation and Sports Facilities

Following Friday’s Provincial announcement permitting the removal of physical distancing requirements in locations where proof of vaccination is required, the City of London is expanding services and capacity in City recreation and sport facilities.

Beginning today, the following changes are in place in City of London recreation and sport facilities:

  • Physical distancing and capacity requirements have been lifted in dressing rooms in community centres, arenas and aquatic facilities.
  • Physical distancing and capacity requirements have been lifted on ice surfaces
  • Showers in dressing rooms are now open for participants.
  • Outside food and drinks is now permitted. Londoners are reminded that face coverings are required at all times when not eating or drinking.
  • Program capacity limits, where the previous requirement was to maintain 6 feet, will be increased.

All other health and safety measures including mandatory use of face coverings, screening for symptoms of COVID-19 and proof of vaccination remain in place.

Londoners are reminded that proof of vaccination is required to access City recreation programs, services and facilities including community centres, arenas and indoor aquatics facilities.

Fully vaccinated Londoners and visitors are required to show proof of vaccination alongside a valid piece of identification, such as a driver’s licence, to access these facilities and services. Proof of vaccination accepted at City facilities includes paper or digital vaccine receipt, or the new Provincial QR code enhanced certificate on a mobile device or printed version. For more information on providing proof of vaccination, please visit

Following new regulations from the Middlesex-London Health Unit, beginning October 31, proof of vaccination requirement will extend to anyone over the age of 12 who enters an indoor area of a sports or recreation facility to participate in, coach, officiate, or watch organized sport. 

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Last modified:Tuesday, October 26, 2021