The Ontario government will implement an enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate system beginning on September 22, with a QR-code digital verification system to follow on October 22. Under these new guidelines, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination as well as proof of identity (such a driver’s licence or health card) to access certain public settings.

As a result, beginning on September 22, all members 12 years of age and older and visitors to JCC fitness facilities – including group exercise classes, the fitness floor, and aquatics area – will be required to show their vaccination receipt (either on mobile or physical) along with government-issued photo ID. In addition, all participants attending the visual arts and adult program and those attending the Leah Posluns Theatre must show proof of vaccination and government id.

We know that this past year and a half has been a year like no other. We have all been forced to change our way of life in the interest of public health and to protect ourselves and each other. At the JCC, our response to COVID-19 is ongoing, and we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our valued members, staff and visitors while taking proactive measures to ensure we are meeting all Public Health and Ministry guidelines.

Ontarians can obtain their proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Ontarians who received their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine out of province should contact their local public health unit to record their information and receive proper documentation.

Thank you for your continued support, and commitment to keeping our community strong. We will share any new or updated information with you as it becomes available.

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A New Beginning

Our Reopening Task Force is laser-focused on preparing for your arrival and mapping out how best to utilize our 200,000 sq. ft. campus. We’re thrilled to introduce some exciting changes, such as an increased number of outdoor fitness programs, group exercise in the celebration centre and a revamped atrium that will allow for proper physical distancing. Please see below for more updates. Additional details will follow.

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Physical Distancing

Using a combination of directional signage, protective barriers and specially trained, strategically placed staff, we will help to ensure our members maintain a safe physical distance while at the JCC. Our spacious 8000 sq. ft. fitness floor and full-size gymnasiums are just a few of the large spaces that afford us the unique ability to safely space out people and equipment.

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Prior to reopening, each JCC facility will be methodically deep cleaned and disinfected. With participation from our dedicated staff, help from our loyal members and a more robust schedule from our professional cleaners, we will dramatically increase the frequency and attention to detail of cleaning and disinfecting.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

We care deeply about the wellbeing of our staff and JCC members. Staff will be provided with PPE to wear onsite and members will be encouraged to wear their own PPE while inside the facility. Health screening, including non-invasive temperature checks, will be completed upon arrival.

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Reservation System

To help ensure safe physical distancing measures and an overall seamless JCC experience, your workout times will be reserved in advance. Again, our spacious campus gives us confidence in our ability to accommodate most requests.

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Programming & Amenities

Due to regulations, some programming and amenities may not be available immediately. As restrictions lift, we will add to the program schedules and open additional areas of the facility. We are very excited to offer more outdoor classes and virtual programs and to take a dip in our pools as soon as we can.

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JCC Safety Measures

At the JCC, we prioritize the health and safety of our members, and are doing everything we can to make sure you feel comfortable. We care about your wellbeing and have taken immediate proactive measures to ensure you feel safe at our JCC facilities.

Fitness Centre is now open!

Download the "Schwartz/Reisman Centre" app to book a JCC fitness class today!

Click here to learn more about our reservation protocols and how to use the booking platform.