Sports and recreation

Vaccination passport

Individuals wishing to practise certain sports and recreation activities have to present their vaccination passport.  For information on all the places and activities concerned, see the Places and Activities requiring the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport page.

For more information about cultural activities, see the following document: Tableau récapitulatif des ouvertures ou des suspensions des activités du milieu culturel en période de COVID-19 This hyperlink will open in a new window. (available in French only).

Outdoor amateur sports and recreation activities, including classes, guided workouts, organized games and matches, leagues, competitions and amateur tournaments, are allowed in public spaces. A vaccination passport is required for all individuals aged 13 and over participating in team sports or organized physical or sports activities that involve frequent or prolonged contact. A vaccination passport is also required for spectators at outdoor events.

Indoors, a vaccination passport is required for all individuals 13 and over participating in sports and recreational activities, as well as for spectators attending these activities. Guided lessons, training, organized games and matches, leagues, competitions and amateur tournaments are permitted upon presentation of a vaccination passport, with no restrictions on the number of participants or spectators per facility. Wearing a face covering is mandatory at all times, except when eating or drinking, or during physical activity.

As much as possible, physical distancing guidelines must be respected during sports and physical activities. Participants can come into contact or be in close proximity when doing so cannot be avoided; however, it remains important to limit the number of contacts. Activities should be carried out with the same partner(s) as much as possible. In accordance with the CNESST rules for employees and volunteers, one of the following measures must be applied: physical distancing, the presence of a physical barrier or the wearing of a mask during interactions carried out less than 1 metre apart.

CNESST toolkit This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Access to washrooms and locker rooms is permitted. They must be cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout the day. The number of people permitted to access these facilities simultaneously should be limited so as to allow for a physical distance of 1 metre between individuals from different households whenever possible. Wearing a mask is mandatory.

At sites with controlled access, a return to normal traffic based on the site’s capacity is permitted.

At sites with open access that do not require a vaccination passport (e.g. outdoor skating rinks, skate shacks, chalets, shelters), restrictions on the number of visitors must allow for a physical distance of 1 metre. Indoors, face coverings are required at all times, except for the exemptions already in effect. Wearing a face covering is recommended when outdoors.

It is possible to borrow or rent equipment. The use of personal equipment is still the preferred option.

One person may be permitted to accompany another when necessary and is not subject to the vaccination passport requirement (e.g. the parent of a child under 10 years old or an individual accompanying a person with a disability). Training for individuals responsible for the safety of participants engaging in activities is permitted and exempt from the vaccination passport requirement (e.g. training for lifeguards, monitors, coaches). However, participants in training activities must respect the physical distancing guidelines and the protocols that have been established.

In physical fitness centres (gyms), wearing a face covering is required when circulating indoors, and a physical distance of 1 metre must be maintained between individuals. However, face coverings may be removed during strenuous physical exercise (e.g. treadmill). In this case, a physical distance of 2 metres must be maintained.

Outdoor winter sports and recreation activities

In order to operate at full capacity, a vaccination passport will be required for activities requiring the use of a lift (e.g. downhill skiing, tobogganing). Individuals will be required to wear a face covering (scarves and neck warmers will be accepted) in closed gondolas.

Outdoor winter sports and recreation activities such as cross-country skiing or hockey are not subject to the vaccination passport requirement. Site capacity restrictions must allow for a physical distance of 1 metre. For these activities, face coverings are still required in indoor facilities (e.g. chalet without food service, skate shack).

For chalets with food service, a vaccination passport will be required for access to food service facilities and bars (including cafeterias and multi-purpose rooms where meals can be consumed). Whether or not a vaccination passport is required to access other areas of the chalet is at the management’s discretion. Wearing a face covering is mandatory except when eating or drinking.

Private lessons at home

Inside homes

Maximum of 10 people from different addresses or the occupants of 3 households. When people are 1 metre apart or less, it is strongly recommended that those who are not adequately protected against COVID-19 and who do not reside at the same address wear masks or face coverings.

Outdoor (private property) and on balconies

Maximum of 20 people from different addresses or the occupants of 3 households. Physical distancing is strongly recommended.

Last update: November 15, 2021

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Information on the website in no way replaces the opinion of a health professional. If you have questions concerning your health status, consult a professional.

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