COVID-19 Program information
Stay home if you are feeling ill. Masks are required when entering/exiting your programs. Social distancing will be maintained.
Proof of vaccination
As of September 22, all individuals aged 12 years or older (this includes adult users) attending an indoor recreation facility must provide original copy of identification (no photos, no copies accepted) and proof of vaccination or medical exemption for:
- participating in a drop-in or registered recreation program;
- watching/supervising a game or activity;
- Using the washrooms or visiting customer service.
Anyone under 18 years older is exempt from providing proof of vaccination or medical exemption if participating in an organized sports program. This includes sports leagues and organized pick-up sports.
How to get your vaccine receipt
The province is working to roll out a digital vaccine certificate and exemption platform. Until then, you can carry or show your digital or paper vaccine receipt or medical exemption.
The City of Guelph is dedicated to making our programs and services accessible and inclusive to all members of our community. We do this through One2One Support, which is offered to individuals diagnosed with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities, and provides assistance to them when participating in programs. Participants must be registered in a City of Guelph recreation program to be eligible for One2One Support.
Assessing need for support
- Is extra support required at school?
- Is extra help at home for basic care?
- Is there a diagnosed physical, medical and/or development disability that could affect the safety of the participant or other participants?
- Does the participant belong to a support agency?
Register for your recreation program
If you require One2One Support in a City of Guelph recreation program, please register for One2One Support in addition to your program registration using the information below.
The City of Guelph is committed to ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to play, learn, and socialize. We offer adapted aquatics programs for all age groups. You do not need to register for One2One support when registering for adapted aquatics programs.
Register for your Adapted Aquatics program
One2One support in camps
One2One support is offered to individuals diagnosed with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities, providing assistance when participating in programs. Participants must register in a City of Guelph recreational program to be eligible for One2One support.
- Every effort is made to provide support to participants with disabilities either through staff, volunteers and/or the use of adaptive equipment. Support is based on available resources and is not guaranteed.
- To provide equal opportunity for all, each camper may receive a maximum of four weeks of support
- Indicate that you are looking for One2One Support in Summer Camps.
- Complete the questionnaire and pay for the camp fees.
- Once registration is complete, staff will be in contact with you regarding the One2One support for Summer Camp
- Login to recenroll.ca.
- Navigate to the Summer Camp page.
- Select Show Courses under One2One Support.
- Identify preferred location.
- Select location and corresponding week of camp.
- Register participant for up to a maximum of 4 weeks of One2One support in summer camps.
- Complete registration and payment.
- Once registration is complete, staff will be in contact with you to complete a detailed intake form.
Fee assistance programs
Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR)
We offer a subsidy program to help adults and seniors on a limited income stay active with the Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR) program. The program helps subsidize the cost for recreation programs, swim passes, or other memberships. People who qualify can receive a discount on registration fees. For more detailed information go to our fee assistance page.
Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card
A PAL card is available to people with a disability who require assistance: to attend City of Guelph recreation programs or to ride Guelph Transit conventional and mobility services. The PAL card is issued to the person with the disability and allows him or her to be accompanied by a friend, relative, support worker, etc., as their support person who participates as an attendant at no additional cost.
Leisure Access Card (LAC)
The Leisure Access Card is available to any person 18 years of age and older who has a disability. The LAC card allows you to pay the “seniors’ rate” (where applicable) rather than the “adult rate” for many City of Guelph Recreation courses/programs. These programs are offered at a lower fee than our regular adult programs, and most are available during the daytime.
Subsidy for groups for persons with disabilities
The City of Guelph provides a subsidy to organized groups when booking group activities or programs for people with a disability.