Scannable documents will allow faster access to settings that require proof of vaccination
All Ontarians vaccinated against COVID-19 can now download their enhanced certificates, which include a QR code.
The provincial government has said that the scannable documents will allow faster access to settings that require proof of vaccination.
The improved system officially goes into effect on Friday, but Ontario residents can get their new vaccine certificates before then, and companies can start using a new app to verify those codes.
Residents whose birthdays fall between January and April were able to download the improved vaccination certificate through the province’s COVID-19 website on Friday, and other cohorts gained access over the weekend.
Under Ontario’s Vaccine Certification Program, only those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a valid medical exemption from a doctor, can access certain settings.
They include theaters, gyms, nightclubs, and restaurant canteens.