Sport & Rec Update - October 25, 2021


Sport & Rec indoor and outdoor facilities are open to U of T students and Sport & Rec members registered for official Sport & Rec activities and programming for the Fall 2021 semester.  

Visit our Sport & Rec page to learn more about available programming.

Last updated: October 25, 2021

U of T Sport & Rec welcomes the recent news from provincial officials regarding the lifting of COVID-19- related restrictions and look forward with anticipation to being able to allow more students and community members back into our spaces.

At this time, we are working closely with University administration and campus partners to review Fall plans in light of the evolving public health situation and the province’s announcement. We anticipate being in a position to provide an update later next week. Thank you for your patience we work to ensure smooth operations for a safe, optimal experience for all.

Please continue to check our website for the latest COVID-19 updates.  

All programs operate in compliance with the University of Toronto's protocols, as well as the Ontario government’s Roadmap to Reopen.  .   

Only U of T students and Sport & Rec members registered for official Sport & Rec activities will be allowed to access our facilities and programs. Additional programming will be added in a stepped approach to scale up operations safely. Ongoing updates on available programs, facilities and safety protocols will continue to be shared as they are available. 

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Get active and participate in our available programming! 

We’ve made some changes to the way we operate in order to continue to provide exciting and safe opportunities to enhance your physical, mental and social well-being through sport and physical activity.  

Visit our Sport & Rec page to learn more about available indoor and outdoor programming and how to get access.


U of T students and Sport & Rec members registered for official Sport & Rec activities may access our facilities. Memberships are required for members of the community to use our facilities and programs. A valid Tcard or membership card must be shown upon entry in order to gain access to our facilities and programming, along with compliance with our safety protocols. 

Vaccination & Screening Requirement

In accordance with the Province of Ontario Passport Certificate Regulation and effective September 22, 2021, all participants accessing indoor sport, recreation and fitness facilities must be fully vaccinated (2 doses plus 14 days).  The regulation can be found here.

Please note that all Sport & Rec participants of indoor programming are required to show proof of vaccination and complete a screening on the day of your visit.

Proof of Vaccination Requirement:
Participants ages 18 years or older in Sport and Rec registered programs must be fully vaccinated – 2 doses +14 days in order to participate. 

Please be ready to confirm proof of vaccination on the day of your visit:

  • If you have a valid UTOR-ID: Please ensure you have uploaded your proof of vaccination to UCHECK. We will need to see a UCHECK green screen to confirm proof of vaccination.
  • If you do not have a UTOR-ID: Please be ready to show proof of full vaccination and government issued ID on-site when checking in. You will be required to show your Ontario enhanced vaccine certificate. Note that no exemptions will be accommodated at this time.

Screening Requirement:
Sport & Rec participants must complete a pre-visit screening form on the day of their visit before accessing facilities. The pre-screening tools will be available online or printed copies will also be available at check-in if you do not have access to the online form.  

Please be ready to present your completed screening form on the day of your visit:   

  • If you have a valid UTOR-ID: Please complete your UCHECK and show your green screen confirmation on the day of your visit.
  • If you do not have a UTOR-ID: Please complete the Red Cap screening and be ready to show your screening confirmation on-site when checking in.

Safety Protocols

The following safety protocols are currently in place and apply to all visitors of our facilities in order to participate in Sport & Rec programming and activities:

Physical distancing: For additional safety for all, please maintain 2 metres of distance. Per City of Toronto guidelines and Ontario Regulation, physical distancing requirements do not apply to members of the public engaged in (1) indoor sports or games or (2) outdoor sports, games, or recreational fitness activities. For greater certainty, any person who is engaged in physical fitness training activities indoors must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the establishment except from their caregiver or from members of the person’s household.

Masks: Face masks are required in all indoor spaces and when unable to maintain physical distancing. Per City of Toronto guidelines and Ontario Regulation, masks may be temporarily removed to engage in an athletic or fitness activity, to consume food or drink, or to receive services that require the removal of the mask.

Registration will be required to exercise in our facilities. A limited number of people will be permitted in our spaces at a given time, in accordance with public health guidelines.  All participants must register for a time slot to participate in any programming or sports (including drop-in) and arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their scheduled time, at which point they will be permitted entry into the facility. 

Time in facility: Sport & Rec program participants must be mindful of their scheduled time in the facility. Participants must enter and leave the facility within their allotted time to allow staff to sanitize between usage periods for all users. A participant’s allotted time includes time at their programmed activity and prompt use of showers and changerooms. 

Storing personal belongings while on site: Personal belongings can be left at the perimeter of an activity space, 2 meters apart from the belongings of other participants or in day lockers where applicable. Participants are responsible for bringing their own towel (there will be no access to towels) and water bottle (there will be water refill stations).   

Every indoor spectator must wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin.

Every outdoor spectator must wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin, unless they are seated with members of their own household only, and every member of the household is seated at least two metres from every person outside their household.

Indoor and outdoor spectators may temporarily remove their mask to consume food or drink, but must immediately replaced when finished.

Lockers & Towel Services 

In order to manage safe capacity limits, please note lockers can only be accessed during your scheduled program time slot. 

The use of day lockers will be available to all registered program participants. Please check with the facility for the latest information on day locker access. 

Locker rentals will be available for purchase in-person at the Athletic Centre and the Goldring Centre. Check our Membership plans page for more information about prices and terms. 

Towel service will not be available at this time. Participants are responsible for bringing their own towels. 

Changeroom & Shower Access

Registered program participants may access changerooms within their registered time in the facility. Program participants are encouraged not to linger and to please use time efficiently in the changeroom to reduce the number of users in the space at a time and to allow Sport & Rec staff sufficient time to sanitize between program time slots. 

Showers are available for use by registered Sport & Rec participants at the Athletic Centre and Goldring Centre. 

Support with sport or exercise-related injury or inquiry  

The David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic continues to offer limited services in keeping with public health guidelines for physical distancing and other COVID-19 related safety protocols. Services are available to U of T students with a sport or exercise-related injury or inquiry. Appointments will remain virtual, while in-person visits will be offered at the discretion of the treating health care provider. The Clinic will look to expand service to the larger community in a stepped approach as soon as we are able. Learn more about the clinic and safety protocols here.

Stay updated!

Should you have questions about Sport & Rec programs, our customer service staff are available to provide assistance via e-mail. Please contact us at We ask for your patience as we manage a high volume of inquiries.