The name of Ontario’s upcoming smartphone app for business to scan QR proof of vaccination codes will be called, ‘Verify Ontario’, according to CBC’s Mike Crawley.
The Verify Ontario smartphone app will launch on October 22, 2021, and will allow businesses and other places to scan QR codes showing proof of vaccination. Currently, almost 82% of Ontario residents aged 12 and older are now fully vaccinated.
The following higher-risk indoor settings require proof of vaccination to enter:
- Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout);
- Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment);
- Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres;
- Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport;
- Sporting events;
- Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments;
- Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas;
- Strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs;
- Racing venues (e.g., horse racing).
As it stands, since September 22, Ontarians have been showing paper vaccine receipts and also screenshots of QR codes.
Unofficial methods such as this one have popped up to add your QR code to Apple’s iPhone Wallet app, but when iOS 15.1 is released by Apple, you’ll be able to add your QR code to the iPhone’s Wallet app, without any tricks involved.