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Premier Doug Ford to reveal details of QR code vaccine certificates

The government has said the technology would become available on October 22.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford arrives for a press conference during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Friday, November 20, 2020. Ontario is moving the COVID-19 hot spots of Toronto and Peel Region into lockdown starting Monday

Premier Doug Ford is set to reveal details this morning about Ontario's vaccine certificate QR code and app. 

The app itself is now available for download, but a spokeswoman for Ford says it is for businesses and organizations to scan people's QR codes.

She says those codes will be provided by the province. 

Under Ontario's vaccine certificate program, only those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 -- or have a valid medical exemption from a doctor -- can access certain settings, such as theatres, nightclubs, and restaurant dining rooms.

As it stands, residents must show their vaccine receipt and photo ID to enter those facilities, but the province plans to replace that system with black-and-white barcodes and an app-based scanner. 

 

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