Proof of Vaccination
As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. The Ontario government has released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements. An enhanced vaccine certificate with a unique QR code will be available as of October 22, 2021. Requiring proof of vaccination will help increase vaccination rates, protect individuals in higher-risk indoor settings, and keep businesses open.
For more information:
Using your Vaccination Receipt: Frequently Asked Questions
Proof of vaccination requirements
Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act
Ontario Regulation: Proof of Vaccination
Questions and Answers document to help clarify requirements under Ontario Regulation related to proof of vaccination against COVID-19
The proof of vaccination approach focuses on higher-risk indoor (unless otherwise stated) public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and includes:
- Indoor areas of restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments without dance facilities
- Indoor and outdoor areas of food or drink establishments with dance facilities, including nightclubs and restaurants, clubs and other similar establishments
- Indoor areas of meeting and event spaces
- Indoor areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities, including waterparks, and personal physical fitness training with limited exemptions
- Includes gyms, fitness/sporting/recreational facilities, pools, leagues, sporting events, waterparks, and indoor areas of facilities where spectators watch events
- Indoor areas of casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments
- Indoor areas of concert venues, theatres, and cinemas
- Indoor areas of bathhouses, sex clubs and strip clubs
- Indoor areas of horse racing tracks, car racing tracks and other similar venues
- Indoor areas where commercial film and TV productions take place with studio audiences.
These mandatory requirements do not apply to outdoor settings where the risk of transmission is lower, including patios, with the exception of outdoor nightclub spaces given the risk associated with the setting. In addition, these requirements will not apply to settings where people receive medical care, food from grocery stores, medical supplies and the like. Aligned with public health measures currently in place, indoor masking policies will continue to remain in place.
Exemptions include but are not limited to children under age 12, youth under age 18 participating in indoor organized sport, including training, practices, games and competitions, and patrons with a medical exemption will be permitted entry without proof of vaccination.
In addition, between September 22 and October 13, 2021, patrons may provide proof of a negative antigen test to attend an indoor social gathering associated with a wedding service, rite or ceremony or a social gathering associated with a funeral service, rite or ceremony in certain meeting or event spaces. Other limited exemptions apply in meeting and event spaces (e.g., day camp, child care, social services, court services, government services).
After you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, you can log in to the provincial portal to download or print an electronic COVID-19 vaccine receipt (PDF) for each dose you have received.
To log in and get your receipt, you will need:
- a green photo health (OHIP) card (you will need numbers from both the front and back of the card, expired cards will be accepted)
- your date of birth
- your postal code (the one associated with your health card)
Visit: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ or call 1-833-943-3900.
If you have a red and white health card, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. The call centre agent can email you a copy of your receipt.
If you would like to register an out of province vaccine or require further assistance, please email Public Health at COVID19.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not able to email, call 519-376-9420.
How do I get a vaccine receipt printed?