Proof of Vaccination


Ontario’s requirement for proof of vaccination has been lifted as of March 1st, 2022.

Businesses and organizations may continue to choose to require proof of vaccination but must do so in accordance with all applicable laws and may benefit from independent legal advice before proceeding. The vaccine certificate with QR code and Verify Ontario app will continue to be made available for those who wish to use them.

Here are some key messages:

  • Proof of vaccination requirements were always intended to be a temporary measure to help protect the health and safety of Ontarians during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Thanks to Ontario’s high vaccination rates and key public health and health system indicators remaining stable or improving, effective March 1, 2022, Ontario will no longer require businesses and organizations to verify proof of vaccination or exemption for patrons to enter their establishment.
  • Businesses and organizations may choose to implement their own proof of vaccination policies or requirements after March 1, 2022.
  • The Verify Ontario app will continue to be made available for businesses and other settings that wish to continue using it.


Information for businesses and organizations about vaccine certificates

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination



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