Here's how to download your COVID-19 vaccination receipt QR code
Ontario launched an enhanced proof of vaccination certificate, which utilizes a QR code, starting Oct. 15.
Residents can download their QR codes using the province's online portal, which can be accessed here.
Ontarians will need to enter the 10-digit number on their Green health card, their date of birth and postal code to download the enhanced proof of vaccination receipt.
The province initially staggered who could download the code over the first three days after lauching the certificates to "ensure a smooth user experience."
As of Oct. 18, anyone is able to download their QR code at any time.
The new QR codes will be used in conjunction with the Verify Ontario app. Businesses can use the app to scan QR codes to determine proof of vaccination. Residents do not need to download any app and only need to show the QR code downloaded from the portal.
When a proof of vaccination QR code is scanned in the app by a business, it will show either:
- A green checkmark, meaning the code is valid and entry is permitted
- A yellow caution sign, which could be issued if the certificate being scanned was issued outside of Canada, according to the app
- A red "X," meaning the certificate is invalid
Full vaccination against COVID-19 is currently required to access many non-essential businesses, including indoor dining, theatres, concerts and sporting events.
Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce more details about the new QR codes and the Verify Ontario app at a press conference on Friday morning.
With files from CTV Toronto.