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Proof of vaccination reportedly set to be required at non-essential businesses like restaurants, concerts, movie theatres in Ontario

Sources have told CTV News Toronto that proof of vaccination will be required to access non-essential businesses in Ontario later this month.

According to reports, under Ontario’s new vaccine certification program, patrons will be required to proved proof of vaccination at gyms, indoor, restaurants, movie theatres, concerts, and organized large gatherings. The program will reportedly begin on September 22nd.

Government sources told the outlet that Ontario residents would not need the vaccine passport for retail shopping or outdoor patios.

When providing proof of vaccine, patrons would show their vaccine certificate alongside a government-issued ID. Ontario is also working on an app to combine ID and vaccine certification.

The sources say that in October, the information will be embedded into a personalized QR code that would allow vaccinated individuals to display their status on their smartphones. They could then provide proof of vaccine easily, but without sharing any other personal health info.

According to CTV News, the government will also develop an app for businesses to verify the QR code. This app will also be ready in October.

Plans have yet to be revealed for those who do not have a cell phone.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is making an announcement at 1:00 p.m. today (September 1st). He will be joined by Health Minister Christine Elliott, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore. At the announcement, he’s likely to detail the forthcoming vaccine certification program.

In August, Live Nation announced that it would require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at all of their concerts in Canada. Learn more about that here.

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