On October 22, 2021 the Ontario government’s “Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate” will come into effect.
In advance of this launch, Ontarians are able to access their enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code from the COVID-19 Vaccine Portal now.
Individuals can also call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed to them.
For businesses, the free made-in Ontario verification app, Verify Ontario, is available for download on the Apple App and Google Play stores.
At the door, patrons will be asked to show:
- Their enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate (virtual or print out) and;
- A government issued ID
While the current vaccine receipt without a QR code remains valid and will continue to be accepted, the province is encouraging individuals to download their enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code as an easier, more secure and convenient way to have their proof of vaccination verified.
You can find more information here.