If you’re a business owner/operator or employee working in a restaurant, entertainment venue, cultural attraction, etc, you likely have been hard at work verifying proof of vaccination already. Here are the protocols as determined by Manitoba’s Public Health department:
- Proof of vaccination is required for those 12 years of age and older to attend certain spaces and events, including indoor and outdoor dining.
- People must present official documentation confirming they are fully immunized against COVID-19. This includes the Manitoba Immunization Card, as well as official vaccination records issued by another jurisdiction.
- When a person presents a digital or physical Manitoba Immunization Card, which includes QR code, the QR Code must be scanned. This also includes a screenshot or a print-out of the QR code.
- Government-issued identification must be requested and is required to validate the person’s identity as matching the vaccination record provided.
- An honour system or self-identification is not an acceptable means of verification.
- For information on how to scan the QR code, visit: manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/businesses.html
- Food courts must follow the same regulations. Seating areas in food courts need to have controlled access points and proof of vaccination checks at entry points.
- Individuals are not required to provide proof of vaccination to enter a site for the sole purpose of picking up takeout or delivery orders.