Quebec’s vaccine passport app, VaxiCode, launched on Wednesday. As of September 1, Quebec will become the first Canadian province to legally refuse those (above the age of 13) who have not been fully vaccinated from participating in certain “non-essential” activities.
The government of Quebec announced that access to areas like gyms, theatres, bars, restaurants, and sporting events will only be accessible to those who have received their two doses.
Le passeport vaccinal, c’est un outil sécuritaire pour éviter un autre confinement.
Voici quelques éléments à retenir👇 pic.twitter.com/JVQA9CsO9j
— François Legault (@francoislegault) August 24, 2021
Despite very strict restrictions coming into place, Quebec.ca has also published a list of essential and non-essential places and activities that people who are not fully vaccinated will be allowed to attend.
The list includes:
- Tennis (outdoors);
- Golf (outdoors);
- athletics, biathlon, triathlon (outdoors);
- Archery (outdoors);
- horse riding;
- downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, water skiing, snowboarding, telemark;
- road biking and mountain biking;
- single rowing and single canoeing;
- paddleboard, single sail;
- hiking, running.
- drive-through services;
- take-out counters.
- private gatherings
- ceremonies (weddings, funerals);
- places of worship;
- spas and saunas;
- shops and businesses offering personal and beauty care;
- massage therapy;
- dog training course;
- driving lesson;
- hunting and fishing activities