Friday, 15 October 2021 13:37

PLEASE READ: VACCINE CERTIFICATE WITH QR CODE NOW AVAILABLE

Good Afternoon All,

 
The Province has announced that the new Vaccine Certificate with QR Code has launched and is available for all of us to download.  For our businesses who need to verify vaccine certificates there is an app that you need to download.
 
For our restaurant members there was no new information on lifting capacities.  We have been lobbying the Province this week to get this done and were hoping for an announcement today.  According to the Premier they will announce a plan sometime next week.
 
Here is the information needed in order to download your personal certificate with code and to download the app in order to read the codes:
   
 
     
 

- To ensure a smooth user experience, the province is initially making the enhanced vaccine certificates available for download in cohorts. Enhanced vaccine certificates with official QR codes will be made available for download from the COVID-19 vaccination portal over three days based on birth month:

  • October 15, 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: All individuals born between January and April
  • October 16, 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: All individuals born between May and August
  • October 17, 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: All individuals born between September to December

- Starting October 18 at 6:00 a.m., the portal will open for any individual to download their enhanced vaccine certificate, regardless of their birth month. Individuals can also call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed to them.

- People can save the electronic version of their vaccine certificate with a QR code to their phone or print a paper copy. 

Businesses must accept both electronic and paper versions. In addition, while the current vaccine receipt without a QR code remains valid and will continue to be accepted, the province is encouraging individuals to download their enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code as an easier, more secure and convenient way to have their proof of vaccination verified. 

- Ontarians will need to continue to show a piece of identification with their name and date of birth along with their proof of vaccination when visiting select businesses and organizations.

Businesses and organizations can now download the free Verify Ontario app from the Apple App and Google Play stores. The app has been made available in advance of October 22 to ensure businesses and organizations download the app and have sufficient time to become familiar with it.  The Verify Ontario app for businesses can be used without an internet connection, but like any app it will need to connect to the internet periodically to keep it up to date. The app never stores personal information and only shows the minimum amount of information necessary to confirm vaccination

- Verify Ontario will only scan and read official, government issued QR codes, such as Ontario’s vaccine certificate and those SMART Health Codes from other provinces including Quebec, British Columbia and Yukon Territory.

 
   
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