Ford calls for patience as Ontario’s vaccine certificate system kicks in, 463 new COVID-19 cases logged – CBC

Patrons at dine-in restaurants, nightclubs, gyms and other venues now required to show vaccine receipts

Sep 22, 2021

Ontario Premier Doug Ford called for patience Wednesday as the province’s vaccine passport system went into effect, and asked for residents to respect the new verification program.

“I know this may be tough for some, but we owe it to our businesses to do everything we can to avoid lockdowns,” said Ford.

“Please be patient. Let’s all continue to support our amazing businesses.”

Beginning Wednesday, patrons at dine-in restaurants, nightclubs, gyms, sports facilities and other venues must present a receipt of full vaccination along with government identification. Doctors’ notes for medical exemptions will be accepted.

Fines are possible for businesses that don’t comply with the checks required by the system, and for patrons who give false information. But businesses, bylaw officers, police forces and the province say enforcement will be gentle at first.

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