Quebec’s vaccine passport goes into effect, limiting much of public life for those unvaccinated – CBC

Province makes proof of adequate vaccination a requirement to take part in non-essential activities

Sep 01, 2021

Starting today, proof of vaccination will be as much of a daily necessity in Quebec when leaving the house as a wallet or house keys.

Dubbed the COVID-19 vaccination passport, digital or paper documentation will be required to take part in much of public life, from having a beer to playing badminton.

Other provinces — including British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario — are poised to implement their own systems in the days and weeks to come.

In Quebec, the list of non-essential activities prohibited to those without a vaccine is wide-ranging: restaurants, movie theatres, gyms, team sports and indoor pools are all now off limits to those who aren’t adequately vaccinated, or granted a rare exemption for medical reasons. (A full list of places and activities where the passport applies is available here.)

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