Scenes from Day 1 of Quebec’s vaccination passport: confusion, questions and relief – CBC

Province adjusts to system meant to limit many activities for unvaccinated people

Sep 01, 2021

Quebec’s vaccine passport means there’s a new element added to the everyday interactions in the province, and business owners and residents still have some questions and concerns about how the system works.

Starting today, digital or paper proof of adequate vaccination is now required across Quebec in order to take part in a long list of activities, including going to restaurants, bars, and gyms.

People between the ages of 16 and 74 will also need to show photo ID.

There’s a two-week grace period, so the new rules will only be strictly enforced as of Sept. 15.

Most people who showed up this morning to Café Vito, a coffee shop in Montreal’s Villeray neigbourhood, did not have their proof of vaccination. That wasn’t a big deal on the first day.

But Vito Azzue, the shop’s owner, said he expects interactions with customers get more difficult in the coming days and weeks, when the passports become mandatory. There were some puzzled looks this morning, he said.

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