Calgary Is Making Vaccine Passports Mandatory & Here's Where You'll Need It
Otherwise you could get slapped with a $500 penalty.
Starting on Thursday, September 23, a bylaw will be in effect requiring that people show proof of vaccination, a negative test result or a medical exemption letter to enter places such as restaurants, nightclubs, movie theatres, and a slew of other businesses, according to the city of Calgary.
This bylaw apply to all recreation facilities, including those operated by The City. \nAny person aged 12+ must show id and either proof of vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or a medical exemption letter. Learn more at https://calgary.ca/covid19\u00a0. 3/3— City of Calgary (@City of Calgary) 1632358887
This comes after the province introduced its version of a vaccine passport called the Restriction Exemptions Program, which started Monday, September 20, allowing businesses to choose whether or not they would take part.
Calgary councillors voted on September 22 to make it mandatory in the city.
The city's bylaw doesn't apply to people under the age of 12 and excludes places like shopping malls, food courts, places of worship, and a host of other businesses.
"Please be kind to all staff and business owners as they help ensure our safety," reads the City of Calgary's site.
If you fail to comply, you could get slapped with a $500 penalty. The same goes for businesses that let someone in without providing proof of vaccination.
Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.