Updated: December 23, 2021

The Province of Ontario in its News Release December 17, 2021 is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures. These additional measures include the use of the enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate with QR code and the Verify Ontario app where proof of vaccination is required effective January 4, 2022. The following will provide information on how vaccine mandates will effect the Town of LaSalle municipal facilities. 

Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex


We understand that there are many questions about the Provincial guidelines. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for details about the programs offered by the Culture and Recreation Department.

Arena Users 

Each person, aged 12 years and older who attends the indoor area of a recreation complex must provide identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or a valid medical exemption. Effective January 4, 2022, all visitors entering the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex must show their enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code and identification. The Town of LaSalle will use the Verify Ontario app to scan the QR code.

Please note that some provincial sport organizations may have stricter or other requirements in place that will need to be followed. Check with your sport organization for more information. Ontario Minor Hockey Association has their own policy in place. Visit the LaSalle Minor Hockey Association's website for details.

Children in the Vollmer Complex Without Guardians

Children 10 and older can enter the Vollmer Complex without adult supervision to attend their organized sport or program. If your child is under 10 and you are not accompanying them into the complex, we suggest that you send them into the building with another vaccinated adult.

Proof of vaccination is not required for parents or guardians who are escorting a child under 10 years of age to/from a program in which the child is actively participating. These patrons are required to leave the facility promptly after dropping off or picking up a child. Failure to immediately leave the facility may result in loss of facility privileges. Being on time for drop-off and pick-up is especially important under these guidelines.

LaSalle Civic Centre 

  • Any person meeting with Town staff at the LaSalle Civic Centre must show their enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate with QR code and provide identification when entering the building. Please make an appointment in advance when meeting with Town staff. For anyone who is unvaccinated, Town staff can help you by phone, email or a virtual meeting.
  • Any person dropping off or picking up documents, making a payment or visiting the library are exempt and will not need to show proof of vaccination.  

Proof of Vaccine

Proof of Identity and Proof of Vaccine

Effective January 4, 2022, the Province of Ontario requires the use of the enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate with QR code. This code will be scanned using the Verify Ontario app. 

Identification documents can be one of the following (photo ID is not required): Birth Certificate, Citizenship Card, Driver’s Licence, Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card including health card, Indian Status Card /Indigenous Membership Card, Passport, and/or Permanent Resident Card.

In instances where the age of a youth is not immediately obvious, identification may be requested to determine eligibility for exemption from vaccine requirements.

Both the vaccination certificate and proof of identity will need to be shown each time upon entering the building. The enhanced vaccine certificate will replace both of these documents when it is released by the province of Ontario (expected October 22, 2021).

Please note that the process of reviewing documents at the entrances may cause some wait time to get into the complex.


Masks must be worn at all times in the facility. It can be removed in certain circumstances based on the activity.

Medical Exemptions

Patrons who provide a written document, completed and supplied by a physician (designated as “MD”) or by a registered nurse in the extended class (designated as “Registered Nurse (Extended Class)”, “RN(EC)”, “Nurse Practitioner” or “NP”) stating that the individual is exempt for a medical reason from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the effective time-period for the medical reason. Patrons with a medical exemption are required to present identification and a written document stating the individual is exempt for a medical reason to the business or organization. Visit the Province of Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Guidance for the specific requirements for a medical exemption.

Negative Tests

According to the Province, a negative COVID-19 test or recent COVID-19 infection will not entitle a person to enter these settings.

Public Health Reminders
  • You will be required to wear a face covering upon entering the facility. It can be removed in certain circumstances based on the activity.
  • Bring your own water bottle as water fountains and refill stations are not available at this time.
  • Please do not bring food into the facility.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained at all times.
  • Please ensure any garbage (such as tape or other refuse) is disposed of before leaving. Due to COVID-19, items left in the facility will not be held for pick up and will be disposed of immediately.

Town of LaSalle and COVID-19

The Town of LaSalle declared a State of Emergency in March 2020, and we continue to operate under this declaration. We will continue to follow the advice of our public health officials to keep our employees and patrons safe. Employees and volunteers working in any capacity at the Town of LaSalle must be fully vaccinated (two doses) or undertake COVID-19 testing twice a week with proof of a negative result, based on the Town’s Vaccination Policy.

We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, however, we understand that having a COVID-19 vaccine means you are less likely to catch the illness, are less likely to transmit it to others and creates a safer indoor space to help keep non-essential businesses open. Therefore, Effective January 4, 2022, the Province of Ontario requires the use of the enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate with QR code. This code will be scanned using the Verify Ontario app in order for visitors to enter LaSalle municipal facilities, including the Vollmer Complex and LaSalle Civic Centre.

Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill or have symptoms of COVID-19.