Proof of Vaccination requirements to be strengthened with mandatory QR code documentation and Verify Ontario app use
Release Date: Dec 10, 2021
The Ontario government announced it’s taking actions to limit the spread of the Omnicron variant, including strengthening its proof of vaccination requirements.
Plans to lift proof of vaccination requirements in January 2022, have been put on hold and the following measures put in its place.
Provincial Offences officers will continue visiting restaurants, recreational facilities, and other businesses or organizations where patrons are required to provide proof of vaccination prior to entry to ensure businesses understand their obligations on how to implement proof of vaccination processes and to ensure they are following all other public safety requirements outlined in the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act.
Provincial officers have been taking an education-first approach to enforcement; however, the expectation is that all businesses follow COVID-19 health and safety requirements.