Starting September 22, proof that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to access non-essential businesses in Ontario.
Until October 22, you can produce a copy of your vaccine receipt from the Ministry of Health. (Click here to access a copy of your receipt.) After October 22, the province’s QR code and verification app will come into effect and residents will need to request a vaccine certificate through a provincial portal.
To be eligible for a vaccine certificate, you must have both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Wherever proof of vaccination is required, you will need to present your vaccine certificate along with a government-issued ID.
Ontarians will need to provide proof of vaccine in most non-essential settings, including:
- Restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments (excluding patios)
- Nightclubs (including outdoor areas)
- Indoor meeting and event spaces
- Sports and recreational facilities, including gyms, pools, and personal fitness training
- Sporting events
- Indoor areas of casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments
- Indoor areas of concert venues, theatres, and cinemas
- Indoor areas of bathhouses, sex clubs and strip clubs
- Indoor areas of racing venues
- Indoor areas where commercial film and TV productions take place with studio audiences.
All other public health measures, like masking and screening, will continue even where a vaccine certificate is required.
You will not need to show proof of vaccination for essential services, or if you have received a medical exemption. Children under age 12 will not need to present a vaccine certificate, nor will youth under age 18 participating in indoor organized sport.
For more information about vaccine receipts, visit ontario.ca.
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