Some Ottawa businesses reserving times for vaccinated customers only – CBC

Vaccine passport ended March 1, now some opt for hybrid model

Mar 07, 2022

Ontario businesses are no longer required to check someone’s vaccine status at the door, but some businesses in Ottawa say they plan to reserve times to serve vaccinated customers only.

The province’s vaccine certificate system ended March 1 and many businesses have celebrated doing away with the system, which had been in place since the fall. Others have committed to keeping them in place, even without provincial mandates.

Then there are some who have opted for a hybrid approach — remaining open to all customers most days, but reserving certain hours for vaccinated customers only.

The Hintonburg Public House recently announced only those with at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine would be able to attend on Thursdays.

“We do have some older clientele or people with health issues that have been really extra careful this whole time, and we want them to feel as comfortable as possible in the space,” said owner Summer Baird.

Read more:

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More