Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act

As of September 22, 2021, the government of Ontario will require patrons to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status and proof of ID to enter certain businesses and organizations, with a focus on higher-risk indoor public settings.

Businesses and organizations are responsible for ensuring they met the requirements to check for proof of vaccination and proof of identification from patrons.

Patrons are required to ensure that any information provided to the businesses or organization to demonstrate proof of vaccination or proof of identification is accurate. 

In the event of harassment or threats of violence, law enforcement should be contacted.

Non-compliance by individuals and businesses can result in charges and fines, under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, (ROA).

A informative diagram explaining where individuals must present a proof of vaccination to enter the business or organization.
An informative diagram explaining which businesses and organizations that patrons do not have to show proof of vaccination to enter.


An enhanced vaccine certificate and verification app will be available by October 22, 2021. Ontario’s proof of vaccination guidance will be updated to reflect the new processes. 

A informative diagram explaining how business or organizations check patrons and their proof of vaccination.