N.L.’s vaccine passport rolls out Friday. Here’s how it works – CBC

Province’s vaccine passport program becomes mandatory on Oct. 22

Oct 07, 2021

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has unveiled details of its vaccine passport program a day ahead of its Friday release, with the system set to eventually cover a wide swath of the province’s public life.

The passport follows in the footsteps of proof of vaccination systems in other provinces, in the form of a QR code that either lives on a smartphone app or on a physical paper copy a little smaller than a credit card. That code can be shown as proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to access myriad businesses and community spaces for those 12 and up.

The app, dubbed “NLVaxPass,” stores the QR codes but not personal health information, according to the provincial government.

Businesses and organizations must download verifier app NLVaxVerify onto a mobile device to check QR codes as people enter. Photo ID or a combination of other identification must also be shown when a QR code is verified.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/vaccine-passport-details-newfoundland-labrador-1.6202986

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