City services during the Province's Exit Step of COVID-19 regulations

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Following the Province of Ontario’s update to COVID-19 regulations effective March 1, 2022, the City of Peterborough has updated its protocols for use of City facilities.

Under the Province’s Exit Step for COVID-19 regulations, businesses and organizations, including the City of Peterborough, are required to:

  • Post passive screening at entrances, with the questions following guidance issued from the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Require masks/face coverings in all indoor areas, with limited exceptions

The regulations for the Province’s Exit Step are posted on the Province of Ontario website at

While the Province has lifted proof of vaccination requirements, Peterborough Public Health continues to strongly recommend vaccinations. Vaccinations are important to decreasing the occurrence of serious illness from COVID-19. Visit for information regarding the pandemic and to find a vaccine clinic.


In accordance with provincial regulations, the following measures for community use at all arena facilities are in effect as of March 1:

  • Proof of Vaccination will no longer be required for entry
  • Passive Screening is to be completed by individuals prior to entry, signage will be posted at all entry points
  • Masks/face coverings are required, limited exemptions apply
  • No restriction on capacity limits, including  non-spectating or spectator areas Food and beverage consumption is permitted, masks to be worn at all times while not consuming
  • Access to facilities will be provided a minimum of 30 minutes prior to permitted time
  • Safety Plans will continue to be required from permitted users/groups using the facility

Healthy Planet Arena will continue to be used for vaccination clinics. Please visit the Peterborough Public Health website for clinic information.

Art Gallery of Peterborough

The Art Gallery of Peterborough Shop will be reopening to the public on Friday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be resuming regular public hours of operation Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Art Gallery has been closed during renovations/improvements to lighting in the facility.

Peterborough Museum and Archives

Effective March 1, capacity limits for the exhibition gallery and gift shop at the Peterborough Museum and Archives is lifted.

Mask/face covering requirements and passive screening of patrons will continue.

Peterborough Public Library

There are no changes at Peterborough Public Library, with no requirement for proof of vaccination and no capacity limits under the Province’s COVID-19 regulations for the library.

Mask/face covering requirements and physical distancing remains in place.

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

In accordance with provincial regulations, the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre provides the following update:

  • Proof of vaccination is not required
  • Capacity limits are removed
  • Screening will be self-assessed with screening questions posted around the Centre and at entrances
  • Mask and/or face coverings required when not engaging in physical activity
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures including spray bottle disinfectant and change room cleaning procedures remain in effect.

Provincial Offences Act Office

Effective, March 1, the Provincial Offences Act Office is removing capacity restrictions in the lobby. Mask and/or face coverings are required. In-person front counter hours return to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.