Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required from Monday to enter large-box and other large-scale retail stores across Quebec.
Premier François Legault had earlier announced that Quebecers would have to show their vaccination passport from Monday if they wanted to enter shops with floor areas of 1,500 square meters or more.
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The measure comes as Legault continues to target non-vaccinated residents in an effort to curb COVID-related hospitalizations, which have skyrocketed in recent weeks but have now slowed in a row over the past four days has.
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Requirements for proof of vaccination do not apply to stores that sell mainly pharmacies or groceries.
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Quebec last week expanded its vaccination passport system to marijuana and liquor stores.
Junior Health Minister Lionel Carmant will announce a plan for unvaccinated Quebecers later this afternoon with Daniel Paré, head of the province’s immunization campaign.
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