The  Ontario government is temporarily moving the province into a modified version of Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen to slow the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant. These targeted and time-limited measures are meant to allow more opportunity to deliver vaccines and ensure everyone has maximum protection against this virus. The changes take effect as of Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. for at least 21 days (until January 26, 2022).

As a result, all recreation facilities will be closed and indoor winter programs offered by the City will be postponed until further notice. This includes the closure of the Cambridge Centre for the Arts, recreation and older adults facilities, and arenas. 


Per provincial requirements, proof of vaccine is required to enter municipal recreation facilities in Waterloo Region. For full details visit our vaccination requirements page

The City of Cambridge continues to work together with Public Health to review the provincial regulations and update changes accordingly for municipal services, operations and programs.

Recreation and Culture programs and services

In order to help keep our community safe, some City programs and services have been adjusted to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep you and staff safe. Please arrive early for programs to allow adequate time for the additional safety measures below.

  • Mandatory proof of vaccine and ID at the point of each entry.
  • Mandatory pre-screening, contact information and attendance for all guests.
  • Drop-in recreation programs require pre-registration.
  • Sanitize your hands upon entering the facility.
  • Face coverings are required at all times with the exception of high impact fitness classes and sports participants during play (e.g. on ice, on a court). Face coverings are required on all walking tracks.
  • Signage provided, follow designated paths of entry and exit.

Please visit our Swim Schedules page for more information regarding pre-registering and pre-screening for swims and what to expect at our pools.

Proof of vaccine

As required by the Province of Ontario, all individuals entering an indoor municipal recreation facility or community centre must provide proof of full vaccination along with identification. This will be required for each visit. Acceptable forms of identification must include name and date of birth.


The City of Cambridge is using a pre-screening tool that all individuals entering our facility will be required to complete. This screening must be submitted on the day of entry into a recreation facility. 

You can find the screening questionnaire at A link will be sent to you each day that you have signed up for a program. A QR code is also available at the centre. One of our Greeters will be available at each building to ensure that all individuals (including  parent/guardian) have completed the screening. 

COVID-19 safety measures

 Cleaning Touchpoints Regularly 
After each program, our instructors or cleaning staff will be cleaning door handles and stairwell railings. 
 Deep Cleaning at Night
Each one of our facilities have dedicated cleaning staff ready to sanitize the entire building, allowing us to be ready for the next morning of people arriving at our building.
 Active Screening
When you register for your program you will be asked COVID-19 related questions however we will be asking you to review these questions again, as you arrive at our facility.  If you can answer all of the questions successfully, our front door greeter will direct you to your class.  
 Contact Tracing
In the case that a patron falls ill during their stay at the facility, or later we require all patrons that enter our building to be registered.  This will allow Public Health to better contact everyone that may have been in contact with that person.
 Practice Physical Distancing
We've tried hard to remove extra seating, provide markers where patrons can stand and we have moved equipment so that staff and patrons can continually maintain distance.
 All Staff and Patrons are asked to wear a mask
 Waterloo Region currently has a mask bylaw asking public to wear a mask in public space.
 Hand Sanitizer and Frequent Hand Washing
We have strategically placed hand sanitizer in areas with frequent pedestrian traffic.  We also encourage washing your hands in any of our washrooms.


A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario