Vaccine Passport in effect as of September 1, 2021
Members of the McGill and Macdonald Campus communities
With the Quebec government's vaccine passport slated to go into effect on Wednesday, September 1st, only those who are fully vaccinated can access athletic facilities and participate, with few exceptions, in recreation, fitness, sports and athletic programs and activities. Additionally, participants must make a reservation for indoor activities prior to their arrival. These rules apply to all McGillians and members of the general community who wish to use our athletic facilities and services.
Lockers, locker rooms and showers are open for use as of September 1. Two-metres physical distancing and procedural masks are required at all times in our indoor facilities, except while showering and during physical activity.
At McGill University the facilities, services and programs subject to proof of vaccination include; the Sports Complexes at the downtown and Macdonald campuses, including the Fitness Centres, gymnasia, outdoor playing fields, arenas and indoor activity areas as well as intramurals, drop-in recreation, group fitness classes, varsity sports (including attending varsity games as a spectator), ice skating activities and select activities at Paddle Mac (see the notes below for links to the full list of activities that require a vaccine passport).
To verify vaccination status, everyone will be required to show their Quebec-issued vaccine passport on paper or through the VaxiCode smartphone application, along with a photo ID upon entry to our facilities and/or prior to participation in any of our programs and services. We will be allowing a grace period (Sept 1-15), for fully vaccinated individuals who have not yet been able to acquire a Quebec issued vaccine passport, to show printed proof of your vaccinated status from outside the province along with a photo ID. After September 16, only out of province visitors will be allowed to provide proof of vaccination other than the Quebec issued vaccine passport along with a photo ID with address.
For more information on the VaxiCode app and vaccine passport, including how to download the application to your phone, please visit this site.
For more information on what physical activities require proof of vaccination visit this site.