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Here's Canada's Guide For Safely Socializing Based On Your COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Here's what to do in a variety of social settings according to the feds.

On Monday, July 12, Dr. Theresa Tam shared some guidance on how to "maximize protection" against COVID-19 even if you're fully vaccinated. The collection of health and safety advice from the Government of Canada breaks down what precautions you should use in various social settings based on your vaccination status.

If you are gathering outdoors with a small group of fully vaccinated individuals, the guide suggests that if you are not vaccinated or you are only partially vaccinated, you don't have to worry about wearing a mask or distancing as long as everyone is comfortable with that. If you're fully vaccinated, you don't need to wear a mask or distance.

If you're inside with a small group, the government says that vaccinated people don't need to wear masks or physically distance. This is the same of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people, though this is only if everyone is comfortable and no one is at high risk of more severe outcomes from COVID-19.

In outdoor spaces with many people of all different vaccination statuses, the guide says that unvaccinated people should consider wearing a mask if they're unable to physically distance. In large indoor gatherings with people of various vaccination statuses, both masks and physical distancing are recommended for unvaccinated Canadians. Vaccinated individuals are also advised to wear masks in these settings if they are at risk for severe outcomes.

Regardless of the event, everyone is advised to follow local health mandates and the rules of the space or organizer.

An Ontario restaurant was forced to call the police after a man refused to show staff proof of vaccination.

According to Guelph police, officers responded to the call at around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday after receiving reports that a male was refusing to show his vaccine certificate at a restaurant on Stone Road West.

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The Government of Canada is ending its India flight ban next week, which has been in place since April 2021.

"Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada," federal officials said in a news release on Tuesday, September 21.

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Premier Jason Kenney has just announced that the province will be taking measures to plan for a "worst-case" scenario as Alberta's COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

During a COVID-19 update on Tuesday, September 21, the premier said that he'd been in touch with different agencies to plan what the response would be in dire circumstances.

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Ontario's ​Vaccine Passport Can Be Saved On Your Phone & Here's How I Did It In 5 Minutes

A new tool lets you store your vaccine certificate as an image, a PDF file, or as a card in your Apple Wallet.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, Ontarians are expected to show their proof of vaxx to enter certain non-essential businesses and settings. However, because enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes won't come into effect in the province until October 22, a team of volunteer software engineers and medical professionals created a tool that lets you store your proof of vaccination on your phone with a QR code.

"No personal data is sent to the internet. [The] QR code is for verification only, with no personal info," the team behind the tool told CTV News.

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