The Steele Community Centre (SCC) is required to check a person’s COVID-19 vaccination record for access to the Centre. The requirements are made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

The following are the requirements:

  • 19 years and older must provide proof of vaccination while participating in an on-ice activity, walking track or a spectator.
  • 12 to 18 years do not need to provide proof of vaccination to participate in an on-ice activity or walking. However, it will be required as a spectator.

The SCC will scan a patron’s COVID-19 Vaccination Record QR Code using NLVaxVerify. The resident must have their QR code on their phone or on a piece of paper. Both options will be accepted.

After verifying proof of vaccination, identification will also be required. This must include the person’s name and date of birth. People ages 19 years and older can present one piece of photo identification with their name and date of birth, or two pieces of non-photo identification that includes their name and at least one must have their date of birth. Identification accepted for 12 to 18 is a non-photo identification which includes their name and date of birth.

For out of province proof of vaccination, a visual verification will be done of their official vaccination record from their home province, territory, or country. This can be provided electronically or a paper copy. The date of administration of the final dose must be at least 14 days prior to the date entering the SCC. ID will also be requested.

Procedure for verifying vaccination records will take place at the following locations and times:

Monday to Friday

Before 8:30 am: Doors will be locked and only those participating in the on-ice activity will be permitted in the building and will be pre-scanned by SCC personnel.
8:30 am – 4 pm: Everyone entering the building must check in with the Administration Office on the second floor to have your QR code scanned. Only exceptions are those regular user groups that have been previously scanned.
4 pm – 9 pm: QR codes will be scanned at the main entrance.
9 pm to close: Doors will be locked and only those participating in the on-ice activity will be permitted in the building and will be pre-scanned by SCC personnel.

Saturday & Sunday

8 am – close: QR codes will be scanned at the main entrance.

Note: Even those that are pre-scanned will need to have their Vaccination Record QR Code and identification on them when entering weekdays after 4 pm and on weekends.

Social distancing is still in effect. Masks are mandatory except while participating in an on-ice activity or while seated if social distancing allows.

The SCC has the right to refuse service to anyone who is not abiding
by the proof of vaccination requirements.


What can you do?

Practicing good hygiene habits – washing your hands often, refraining from touching your face and shaking hands with others, and frequently cleaning work spaces – are considered the best ways to stay healthy throughout this epidemic. As per recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer, residents are advised to stay at home first and foremost. This means shopping outside of peak hours and practicing social-distancing when in public.

If you exhibit symptoms of the flu (coughing, fever, shortness of breath), please call 811 and adhere to the advice given.

Stay informed:

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