COVID-19: Proof of Vaccination Will Be Required for Visitors to Canada Correctional Facilities – Kingston | The Canadian News

Beginning November 15, visitors will need to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination before entering a Correctional Service of Canada building.

If someone cannot be vaccinated, they must present proof of an exemption and a negative COVID test before entering the facility.

“To allow for a transition period, from November 15 to January 24, visitors who are not fully vaccinated can show proof of having received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as a recent COVID-19 test result. negative ”, says the CSC in a press release.

“This allows visitors to receive their second dose within this time frame.”

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This new vaccine requirement does not apply to children under 12 years of age and emergency personnel entering urgently.

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“Connecting with visitors remains a key part of successful offender rehabilitation,” says the CSC.

“Since federal inmates live in congregated living settings, these additional measures will help ensure that our institutions are kept as safe as possible.”

Additional health and safety measures will continue to be applied, such as disinfection stations, masking and COVID-19 detection processes.

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