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Ontario Vaccine Passports: What you need to know

Update: On March 1, 2022, proof of vaccination requirements were lifted, with businesses being allowed to implement them voluntarily. For more information, please visit COVID-19 public health measures and advice.

On December 10, 2021, the Ontario government announced changes to Ontario’s vaccine passport system as follows

•    The requirement to check vaccine credentials will continue indefinitely beyond January 17, 2022. 

•    As of January 4, 2022, businesses that must check vaccine credentials will have to scan QR codes from either mobile phones or paper copies that include the QR code (old paper copies without the QR code will no longer be accepted).

•    As of January 10, 2022, doctors’ notes for medical exemptions will no longer be accepted. Instead, customers with medical exemptions will have to present proof of vaccination that includes a QR code.

•    Effective December 20, 2021, proof of vaccination for youth aged 12-17 will be required in all regions for participation in organized sports at recreational facilities

For more information please visit the following link: Ontario Taking Action Against Omicron Variant 

As of September 22, 2021, it has been mandatory for certain businesses to ask customers to show proof of vaccination before entering the business. Customers are required to show their second dose vaccination receipt and a piece of government-issued identification or the government-provided QR code and a piece of government-issued identification. Proof of vaccination can be downloaded here.

The scanning app for businesses can be downloaded here: 

Apple devices  

Android devices

September 13, 2021

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