The Staff of the Aurora Cultural Centre is committed to your safety and looks forward to welcoming you back to our programs.
Please be advised that as of September 21, 2021, and in accordance with the Province of Ontario Guidelines, all patrons attending in-person, indoor events with the Aurora Cultural Centre will be required to show a proof of full vaccination, or proof of medical exemption, in order to attend programs at the Centre. Please note that previous safety protocols, including the wearing of masks and physical distancing, continue to be followed. The Staff of the Aurora Cultural Centre will ensure that all guidelines are met. We appreciate your cooperation.
Beginning at the start of Fall programs on September 21, patrons are requested to provide the following:
• An official proof of vaccination receipt — displayed either on a smartphone or with a physical copy of the proof of vaccination — must be presented at time of entry into to indoor programs.
• “Fully vaccinated” means that the date of attendance must be at least 14 days after receiving either the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or 14 days following a single dose vaccine (i.e.: Johnson & Johnson).
• All individuals 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID alongside the proof of full vaccination.
• For Ontario residents, expired Ontario government issued identification, including drivers’ licences, and expired Canadian government issued documents, such as passports, may be provided as proof of identification.
• Official ID includes
‣ Birth certificate
‣ Citizenship card, permanent resident card, or passport
‣ Driver’s license or health card
‣ Indigenous Membership Card or status card
• Patrons younger than 18 may use a government-issued ID, or school photo ID
• Patrons under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at time of entry, who must meet the above requirements.
• Proof of fully-vaccinated status from jurisdictions outside Ontario
• Visitors from outside Ontario, but from within Canada must provide a government-issued ID that matches the name and date of birth of the patron to the vaccination receipt/certificate. While an expired Canadian passports qualifies as proof of ID, expired provincial documents from outside Ontario do not qualify as proof of identification.
• All patrons visiting from abroad must provide current (unexpired) official government-issued photo ID as proof of identification.
• Photo ID is for confirmation of identification only; no record of a patron’s ID will be kept.
• The Centre will admit individuals who can prove a medical exemption along with a government-issued ID. To review proof of a medical reason for not being vaccinated against COVID-19, the business or organization will ensure:
‣ The name of the person in the written documentation matches the identification provided.
‣ The logo or letterhead identifies the health practitioner as either a physician (“MD”), “Registered Nurse (Extended Class) – RN(EC),” or “Nurse Practitioner – “NP,” and their name and contact information are shown.
‣ The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has directed physicians not to issue unwarranted medical exemptions to their patients.
‣ The statement says that there is a medical reason for the individual’s exemption from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and
‣ That the exemption applies to the date the person is entering the premises.
• From Sept. 22, 2021, to Oct. 12, 2021 (inclusive), a negative COVID test may be offered by individuals in lieu of proof of full vaccination. This test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to attendance. This option will not be available from October 13, 2021 onwards.
• Exemptions will not be granted on religious grounds.
• For your safety, as well as that of all staff, volunteers and contractors, and in accordance with this Provincial order, the Aurora Cultural Centre will not admit any patrons who are unable to provide this required documentation.
• Full refunds will be made available to any patron wishing to cancel their tickets or registration for any reason prior to the performance or class.
• The Centre will not tolerate harassment upon the enforcement of these policies, and will contact the police if they encounter threats or provocation.
Do you need your Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Receipt? Please visit the Provincial Portal in order to download your vaccine receipts.