Want to hit the gym? You’ll need proof of vaccination for that.
Certain indoor facilities, including gyms and fitness studios, in Ontario will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting September 22.
In order to use indoor gyms and sporting facilities, a vaccine certificate would be required with a government photo ID.
It will first use existing PDF vaccine receipts alongside government-issued photo ID. But an app where vaccination status will be displayed digitally is coming later, on October 22.
A certificate of immunization will be required in non-essential settings, including restaurants, movie theatres, and gyms.
People will need to prove they’ve had both doses a minimum of 14 days prior to entering the business. Those who aren’t already fully vaccinated should schedule their second dose appointment by September 7 to avoid disruption.
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Initially, Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott had said a system such as that is unnecessary. However, after countless calls from businesses, health experts, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make the change, the Ontario government changed course.