The Waterloo region has announced that it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from those wishing to enter non-essential services starting Monday.
It says the list of affected venues includes museums and in-person library programs, as well as gatherings in public spaces within buildings in the region.
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As is the case with restaurants, bars, and other venues that already require residents to present proof, visitors will need to have proof of vaccination as well as an approved form of identification.
Minors under the age of 12 along with those who have written proof of a medical exemption or written proof of an exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code will be exempt.
The region says it has made the move in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, as well as to encourage laggards to get vaccinated against the virus.
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He points out that all municipalities are also in the process of implementing vaccination policies for staff, volunteers, and students.
The region says other public health measures, such as face covering and physical distancing, remain in place despite the move.
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