Vaccine certificates come into effect September 22.
It's time to start carrying your ID and proof of vaccination as a staple piece in your wallet. Ontario is rolling out vaccine certificates on September 22 and Ontarians will need to show proof of full vaccination, two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine with the last dose being at least 14 days ago, in order to enter some public spaces.
The Ontario Government just released a comprehensive list of indoor spaces where patrons will need to show proof of vaccination along with a piece of ID to enter.
These spaces include:
- any indoor spaces for concerts, cinema, theatres
- indoor restaurants, bars and other food establishments
- indoor and outdoor spots with dancing like night clubs and restoclubs
- indoor areas of horse racing tracks, car racing tracks
- commercial film and tv studios with live audiences indoors
- indoor waterparks
- indoor sporting events with spectators
- casinos, bingo halls, gaming establishments
- indoor areas for sports and recreational fitness, including, personal fitness training
- convention centres, banquet halls, conferences, and other meeting spaces
- strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs.
Businesses and other establishments listed will be required to review and confirm proof of vaccination before allowing guests to enter. Some exemptions do apply, as there are two valid medical exemptions for vaccine certificates.
Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.