As of March 1, the Town of Newmarket plans to lift public health measures such as proof vaccination and capacity limits at all indoor public settings in response to the Province of Ontario's announcement on February 14, 2022. Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place, with exceptions for those who are participating in specific recreation programs.
"With key health indicators continuing to improve and many Newmarket residents and businesses doing their part to stop the spread, I am pleased to announce that we will no longer require proof of vaccination to participate in our recreation programming or entering our facilities," says Mayor John Taylor. "We know that physical activity and social interaction are crucial to our mental health and the well-being of our children. We continue to do everything we can at the Town of Newmarket to keep our children happy, healthy and active."
Residents that visit any Newmarket facility are encouraged to conduct a self-health assessment for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering the building. Those who are experiencing symptoms are asked not to visit the facility until their symptoms have subsided.
The Province of Ontario has also expanded booster dose eligibility to youth aged 12 to 17. Appointments can be made through the Province of Ontario's Booking website for appointments at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West). Walk-in's are accepted.
The vaccination clinic at the Newmarket Community Centre is set to close as of February 27, 2022. Those wishing to receive a vaccine can do so through the York Region booking site until February 27, 2022. Walk-in's are accepted.
For more information on what's open and closed in Newmarket, visit newmarket.ca/reopen.