Going forward, Quebecers will be required to present proof of immunization against the COVID-19 virus to access non-essential services including sports events, bars and restaurants.
The province launched the passport program last Wednesday, which now mandates businesses to require customers to present proof of immunization and a photo ID for verification purposes. Business can now confirm whether persons entering their premises are properly protected.
However, authorities said that some groups will be exempted from this requirement, including those who took part in the Medicago trial as well as those with who have presented contraindications.
But, health officials noted that persons who cannot be immunized against the virus for medical reasons need to seek a note from their doctor and present it at a local vaccination center for the information to be included in their passports.