The day people now need to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter some non-essential businesses, the province portal accessing those receipts is temporarily out of service for maintenance.
Those who try to access their receipts will receive a notice that says “we will be back soon. The service is currently out of service for maintenance. “
The province’s website says the vaccine reservation system may not be available twice a week for maintenance. It’s the same website that people use to access receipts for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Maintenance is scheduled on Tuesdays from 11 pm to 8 am Wednesday, and from 11 pm Saturday to 9 am Sunday.
Ontarians who still need to download their documents will have to wait until after 8 am to access the website.
Alternatively, some may already have a receipt in their email, sent by the government after their second dose.
Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Program for Many Indoor Public Settings Now In Effect
Beginning September 22, Ontarians wishing to visit some non-essential settings will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated for at least 14 days, or a legitimate medical exemption, along with identification.
Starting October 22, a month later, a QR-based app is expected to be launched to replace current vaccination receipts.
Places where proof of vaccination is needed to enter include:
Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concert halls, gyms and fitness facilities, theaters, cinemas, racetracks, water parks, film and television productions with studio audiences, sports facilities, casinos and gaming establishments, meeting and event spaces, strip clubs and baths.
– With files from Nick Westoll
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