On the Provincial ‘Proof of Vaccine’ Requirements for Indoor Businesses and Organizations
This Wednesday, September 22, the provincial government’s ‘proof of vaccine’ mandate will come into effect for many businesses and organizations. Relevant to the arts and culture sector, this list includes: meeting and event spaces, bars, concert venues, theatres, cinemas, and film and TV production (among other categories – see the full list on this page). Patrons will have to show ID and proof that they are fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19 in order to access the indoor areas of these spaces.
Thankfully, our local public health regulation whisperer, Keith Beecroft, Health Promoter, Family & Community Health at Peterborough Public Health, has sent along some updates explaining the rules and how they will go into effect. Take it away, Keith:
“As you’re likely aware, on Wednesday Sept 22, the province will be launching the ‘proof of vaccine’ requirements for many indoor businesses and organizations.
PPH has curated these resources to help support the role out of this new Public Health measure. All of the information you will need can be found here.
We will also refer you to the previously posted documents from the Ministry of Health:
- Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act (gov.on.ca)
- O. Reg. 645/21: RULES FOR AREAS AT STEP 3 AND AT THE ROADMAP EXIT STEP (Regulatory amendments/legalese that will come into force under O. Reg. 364/20)
- Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy (Ministry of Health press release)
- Using your Vaccination Receipt: Frequently Asked Questions
- Questions and Answers
For those that need a copy of their receipt: LINK
For those that need to book either their first dose or second dose: LINK
To provide further protection for the community and mitigate the fourth wave of COVID-19, Peterborough Public Health is issuing a letter of instruction for organized sport groups that will be enforceable under the Reopening Ontario Act in an effort to enhance the provincial requirements for proof of vaccination.
No doubt we will have more communication for you before this goes ‘live’, but wanted to give you the pieces you might need to support others under your guidance. (And as always – here if you need us!)
With continued thanks,
Hope this information helps and keep the faith, folks!