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Health and Safety for COVID-19

Our staff have been monitoring provincial and city regulations, and have used this information to create a Covid Safety Package. The key protocols encompassed in our Covid Safety Package are as follows.

As of September 2022, patrons may or may not be required to show proof of full vaccination upon entry to the building, dependent on the nature of the event. For most of our mainstage shows, proof of vaccination will not be required unless indicated (e.g. on lower capacity performances). Please see individual show or event pages for more details.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Patrons, staff, and visitors must wear masks inside our facilities at all times, unless performing live/on-screen during filming, or drinking or eating. Patrons can now enjoy a beverage while visiting the bar in the cabaret space. Masks must be worn when not actively drinking.

Proof of Vaccination

For some events, patrons are requested to present valid proof of being fully vaccinated upon entry to any space at Buddies.

If you were vaccinated in Ontario, and need to download a vaccine certificate you can do that here.

If a medical reason prevents providing this document, patrons will have the ability to notify us at the time of booking tickets and accommodation will be made, provided that the patron can supply  proof of a negative PCR/molecular COVID test administered no more than 72 hours prior to the attended event. As well, patrons must present written proof of a medical reason, provided by either a physician or nurse practitioner that sets out:

  1. that they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19; and
  2. the effective time period for the medical reason (ie. permanent, or time limited).

If time-limited, the physician or nurse-practitioner should indicate how long it is expected to last, and a secondary letter will be requested if the patron remains unvaccinated beyond that time.