REMINDER: Vaccine Certificate QR Code Now Required
Effective January 4th, 2022, Ontarians are required to use the enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code to access businesses and organizations where proof of vaccination is required. Vaccine receipts without a QR code will no longer be accepted. Businesses can use the Verify Ontario app to scan the codes and confirm a person’s vaccination status.
Individuals can download the QR code certificate from the provincial portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed. Businesses must accept both electronic and paper versions of the enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code.
Individuals will still need to show a piece of identification with their name and date of birth along with their proof of vaccination when visiting select businesses and organizations.
Those with medical exemptions also need verified certificates with a QR code as doctor’s notes will no longer be accepted as of January 10.
For additional information, please visit the Government’s website.