Proof of Vaccination: Government of Ontario

Posted by on Sep 2, 2021 in Featured | Comments Off on Proof of Vaccination: Government of Ontario

Following is an excerpt from the press release issued Sept. 1 regarding vaccine requirements in the province:

The long-anticipated plan will roll out in two stages. Beginning Sept. 22, people will have to show proof of full vaccination using a digital or paper copy of their vaccine receipt and photo ID to enter non-essential high-risk indoor settings where face masks can’t always be worn. The province says it will have a digital vaccine certificate that can be scanned by businesses by Oct. 22. The digital certificate is aimed at improving security and standardizing the process.

Businesses and organizations deemed essential, such as grocery stores, barbers and hairdressers, retail businesses and health providers will not have to require proof of vaccination, nor will religious institutions and youth sports organizations.
Staff at bars, restaurants and other businesses that will require proof of vaccination from customers are encouraged — but not required — to be vaccinated. That means fully vaccinated customers might not know whether their servers or other staff are fully vaccinated, unless the business chooses to tell them or mandates staff vaccination itself.

Based on this information, your building supply/hardware business will not be required to ask for proof of vaccination from your customers. At present, your employee compliance will be based on your own business Health and Safety policy.  

Click here to view the government’s release.